Modern businesses are built upon technological infrastructure that may not be wholly reliable. Many companies still use traditional hardware and in-house technicians to handle the IT requirements, but this has proved to be less efficient as more businesses move onto cloud-based services.
With technology undergoing such rapid, continuous change, as well as the threats to data security, it makes more sense to entrust the companies’ technical infrastructure to managed IT services.
It wouldn’t be acceptable to pay for energy that you aren’t using, so why do small and medium-sized businesses regularly pay for an IT infrastructure that is only online part of the time? This is the case for most businesses who are not signed up to a Managed Service Provider (MSP).
You are essentially investing in getting the necessary tools that function only during work hours. While you can summon a worker in person, an MSP, has tools readily available for when you need them. An MSP will reduce your operating costs and IT expenditure by setting up your infrastructure in the cloud and managing it as required. Conserve your capital budget and save valuable resources on managing an inefficient system with a highly efficient MSP.
Responsive and Accessible
Whether it is your hardware or your network, your IT infrastructure needs to be highly responsive to any issues that arise. Small issues must be dealt with as a matter of urgency as they can quickly escalate, and result in not only a lost revenue, but a damaged reputation. An MSP service will ensure that any technical anomaly is met with efficient resolution and a fast turnaround time, eliminating the need for in-house technicians.
A quality MSP service provides your business with access to a highly skilled and dedicated workforce with a range of skills that would be difficult to find in a few hired IT staff members. This not only saves you money on employing in-house technical managers, but it also gives your business access to a greater pool of talent meaning that any issue that arises in your network or system can be resolved quickly and to the highest possible standard.
The technology you are using to run your business is so integral to its success that it’s worth getting right. Once up and running however, it isn’t something you are likely to think about again until something goes wrong—then the panic sets in. Avoid this situation and free up in-house resources such as HR, infrastructure, and technicians with a dedicated MSP service. In doing so you can have confidence in the reliability of your technology meaning you can concentrate your growth strategies.
When you hire an MSP you are investing in a cloud-based network that manages all servers and applications from one centralized location. It is a fail-safe system, with technical experts on hand to repair and recover issues on the network at all times. This cloud service provides storage and back-up, and gives you around-the-clock access to your data.