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4 Reasons to Invest in a Managed Service Provider
Thu Aug 19, 2021 | jean-francois roberge
If you’re an SMB, we recommend learning more about managed IT services and how investing in a managed service provider can help your business save money, reduce downtime, lower the risk of cyber threats, and boost your company’s efficiency.
Here are 4 reasons to invest in a managed service provider.
1. Get 24/7 Support
Let’s face it, your IT team (or person) is much too valuable to be spending their time working on mundane tasks like office tech issues. They shouldn’t be resetting passwords—they should be identifying new opportunities and working on IT strategies for continued growth and success.
With a managed service provider (MSP), you and your team will have access (anytime, any day) to fast and dependable IT support. This means that the help desk tasks will be outsourced, your team will be productive, and your IT staff can finally focus on big-ticket projects that will pave the way for your company’s future.
2. You Have Access to Competent Specialists
With the advancements in technology today, there’s no way you can hire (or have hired) someone with all of the skills and expertise needed to solve all of the IT issues that your company will inevitably face.
The greatest part about having a managed service provider is that you will have access to a group of certified professionals (each with their own niche expertise), meaning you will be getting quality and SECURE services at all times.
Another bonus? You’ll also get access to the latest solutions in technology.
If you think about how much money it would cost to properly train your internal team, you can quickly understand the benefit here.
3. Enjoy Peace of Mind with Added Security
Cybercrime is a growing concern for businesses of all sizes and while your internal technician(s) may be following best practices and working hard to prevent threats, there’s only so much they can do in a day. Furthermore, our guess is that they are not well-equipped to react to an actual threat if one were to come along.
A lot of companies have decided to invest in managed service providers for security reasons alone. And it’s not crazy if you think about it. This is the reputation and security of your company we are talking about.
MSPs have the resources to deal with cybercriminals. They also have experience in tackling these issues and can work to implement a proactive strategy (that they KNOW works) that will help protect your vulnerabilities.
4. Gain the Financial Benefits as an SMB
We can’t say enough about this...investing in a managed service provider may seem like a big jump but the financial benefit to your company and the peace of mind you will get make it worth it. Here’s how it will make good sense on a financial level.
Access to a full-time (24/7) team of specialists. Having this kind of expertise (plus the number of resources) in-house would cost you significantly. Our guess is that as an SMB, you don’t have the budget or management capacity to take this on.
MSPs have specialty software that can detect problems before they even occur. This means that the issues will be resolved before they become real issues and more importantly, it means that your team won’t miss a beat. As we all know, higher productivity levels and less downtime can save your company a lot of money.
MSPs use a fixed monthly rate system, meaning you are charged based on your company’s actual usage and needs.
Investing in managed IT services is a smart business decision. You and your team could use some peace of mind.
• Reduced downtime
• Financially feasible
• Competent specialists
• Significant resources
• 24/7 support
It just makes sense.
Book a call with one of our specialists to learn more today.