Technology is a key element of any organization, and controlling your firm’s IT is not to be treated lightly. If you are presently looking at taking on a Managed Service Provider (MSP), then look no further. We typically believe hiring an MSP is a smart decision, and here are the perks of managed services that we think will be helpful for your business.
We do our thing, you do yours. Never spend another minute thinking about troubleshooting technology. When dealing with an MSP, they will worry about recruiting professionals for the numerous technical issues you may experience as your firm expands. An MSP provides your organization its own full-time IT staff, generally for a fraction of the cost of employing a single employee in-house. An MSP provides you with predictable, monthly pricing. Instead of paying a consultant for patchwork solutions, an MSP will work on a set maintenance fee. Best of all, you reduce the motivation for continued outages since your consultant only gets money when you have them.
MSPs perceive something greater in your company. Most MSPs will construct a strategy on how your IT can best serve you and your objectives and will share those ideas with you during your account review. Having a virtual CIO will keep you on pace to achieve every benchmark along the way. Once you decrease expenses by engaging an MSP, we’ll assist you to lower further costs, including identifying how to effectively exploit the cloud while keeping your budget in mind. When it’s time to transfer the cloud, we’ll work with you to optimize your storage and migrate to the cloud in no time.
Procurement won’t be on your plate. Your MSP should create good connections with suppliers, while also providing you with the best costs. If you currently have an IT staff in place, try minimizing the strain of their day-to-day activities like help desk assistance, troubleshooting, and software updates. Depending on your plan, you receive 24-hour help, year-round, so there is no need to pay for additional hours. Technicians can perform repairs remotely, reducing service costs and in-person visits that would cost you hourly. If your IT staff requires more knowledge, an MSP can assist with more complicated projects like infrastructure improvements or Security Information and Event Management (SIEM).
If you don’t already have an IT staff on standby, MSPs provide you instant access to IT specialists as soon as you need them. Augmenting employees might be a strain for your HR team. Not only do we remove IT off your plate, but we also make it proactive. Instead of responding to an issue when it arises, we stop many of them before they happen. Fewer difficulties equal fewer outages, and fewer outages mean a solid bottom line. Technology difficulties may delay or even stop production, and although the precise costs of downtime can be hard to determine, company interruption, lost revenue, reputation effect, and productivity loss all be front of mind when evaluating your outage cost per hour.
Heightened cybersecurity implies that your company’s data will be securely safeguarded. Any MSP still in business this century should provide both a basic and advanced cybersecurity product for your corporation. Not only do you want your data to be safeguarded against cybercrime, but you will also want it to be backed up too. Your MSP should be delivering disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution, that may be custom-tailored to your environment and budget. Independent of whether you pay for backups, you’ll want a disaster recovery strategy, ensuring that you know what to do should things go down. A typical belief is that since your data is in the cloud, that it’ll always be accessible. This is when the catastrophe recovery strategy comes into play. We keep your customers’ and clients’ information safe, keeping you completely in compliance with HIPAA, PCI, and any other local or national standards. We can also assist you to pass audits and answering information demands that need involvement from IT.
The typical employee loses 22 minutes of productivity every day dealing with computer difficulties. We make sure staff are pleased. Most major organizations have an IT department for their workforce to bank on, shouldn’t yours? Your MSP delivers competitive intelligence by managing thousands of users. They’ll know precisely which goods function, which ones are vaporware, and which ones you can harness into cutting-edge company skills. An MSP will keep up with the most recent changes to your software, antivirus, and more, via full patch management. They can assist you to avoid the hazards of installing a poor patch by performing the research and testing ahead of time.
Software patching is important, but your hardware will need an upgrade too. We’ll identify warning indications of failing hardware early and rotate it out for something fresh. During your account evaluations, we will also assist you to plan for such hardware replacements before they become essential. Through correct network architecture, an MSP can assure that your remote workers will be completely linked and integrated into your network without sacrificing security. Whether a remote employee or road warrior, anybody connected to your network from mobile devices may connect safely.
An MSP will help you expand, and when you do, you’ll already have specialists in scaling your technology to match staff changes. When a new employee joins, you want their technology stack to be ready to go before they arrive. Growth generally involves expanding into a new workplace. Don’t worry, MSPs are also specialists in office relocation and work-from-home options. We know your industry. So, if one of your rivals is exploiting technology in a manner that you aren’t, your MSP will place you on a level playing field. Does your team need to remember a dozen or more distinct passwords? An MSP can assist build single sign-on solutions to bring all of your technologies together securely and effectively.