Managed Service Providers (MSPs) help businesses take a proactive approach to managing their technology without the expensive step of hiring an in-house team member. Your MSP is essentially a collection of niche technology experts working behind the scenes to keep your data safe, generate solutions to IT problems, and keep your software updated. Even larger businesses who already have an IT person will often call in an MSP when daily support becomes overwhelming or a specific certification is required.
Let’s explore 5 specific business breakthroughs an MSP can give you:
1. It’s extremely cost-effective
There’s only so much in the budget for IT; responding to events on a break-fix basis will quickly exhaust your accounts. An MSP works by being proactive. They get ahead of problems before they occur – making equipment last longer, defending against costly security breaches, and keeping the business up and running. Instead of calling for a repair at a high hourly rate, you get a wide array of expert services for one predictable monthly fee.
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2. You have access to multiple experts
Businesses usually end up adding extra tasks to an unqualified but enthusiastic employee’s workload, resulting in costly problems. With MSPs, you have access to many people who are experts in very specific areas. This allows your existing staff to focus on tasks within their job description.
3. Speedy problem resolution
Downtime and business don’t mix, so your MSP will provide a reliable expert on-call to troubleshoot and resolve any problems. Under most circumstances, you can also skip the delay of an on-site repair. Rapid remote support is available in just moments.
4. Fewer problems
A large part of your MSPs service is fixing problems before they happen. While fixing things as they break isn’t the worst approach to IT management, it generally means you’re also suffering productivity losses, downtime, and losing money by the second.
Your MSPs primary goal is to ensure these problems are avoided completely, through proactive system monitoring and robust security measures. They’ll also make sure every important software update and security patch is applied immediately, closing breach points and keeping your business safe.
5. Shared responsibilities
As your business grows, so will your IT systems. A good MSP is on the same page as you. They are aware of your goals for the future, and know which products and infrastructure will help you reach them. Your MSP doesn’t just monitor your system and repair as required; they share responsibility for your system. This means measuring, reporting, analyzing, optimizing, and working with you to introduce new technologies and processes.
Depending on your level of contracted services, your Managed Service Provider can actually become a catalyst for growth.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? With managed IT services, your business always has the maximum security against threats, downtime, and productivity drops. But for the savvy business owner, it’s also a way you can afford to leverage cutting-edge technologies, with complete peace of mind and ongoing support.
Boost your business with managed services.
STG IT Consulting Group would love to show you all we can offer as your Managed Service Provider.
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STG IT Consulting Group proudly serves the Los Angeles and West Hollywood area for all of your IT needs. We look forward to meeting with you!