Most small to medium sized businesses don’t have the capacity or budget for a dedicated IT department. But that doesn’t mean that local businesses need to miss out on state of the art IT infrastructure and services. Managed services are the ideal answer for businesses that need high performance IT solutions without the overheads and ongoing cost. There are many ways managed services can not only support, but transform and better your business.
Completely Control Your IT Costs
Outsourcing your IT requirements to a managed services provider means you can better control your IT costs and budget more effectively. Rather than paying to hire and train staff with ongoing costs, or hiring temporary employees who may not live up to expectations, an outsourced managed services provider offers expert services on demand. That means you only pay for the IT services you need, when you need them.
Better Infrastructure When You Need It
Because IT consultants are working on improving business IT approaches every minute of every day, they come prepared to make your business IT approach bigger and better. With advanced infrastructure at their fingertips, working with an IT consultant means you don’t have to build your infrastructure from the ground up. Working with higher quality and more experienced IT professionals from a managed services provider means leveling the playing field and accessing similar technology as the ‘big’ companies.
Boosting Productivity, Focus And Efficiency Of Your Core Business
Trying to stretch your efforts between running your usual business operations as well as your IT department can mean your business services and products suffer. Every business (as well as their owners and managers) has only limited time and resources, and it’s important to focus these only on what you do best. Outsourcing to an IT professional boosts your performance and functionality. At the same time, you stay focused on your core business without being distracted or inhibited by IT issues.
Experience Means Expertise
Even a dedicated company IT employee is disadvantaged by working for just one company. Because IT consultants have vast experience with a range of different companies and issues, they are more likely to have the best answer for your specific problem. A greater volume and scope of experience means that a managed services provider can bring more to the table when working with your business, helping you become more productive, efficient and effective.
Stay Compliant and Safe
With online sales and ecommerce becoming an increasingly important component of business for many companies, there also comes the responsibility to handle confidential information like names, contact information and credit card numbers securely. Companies must observe due diligence to their customers to keep their information safe, but if your security standards are not up to date, you and your clients could be at risk. A dedicated managed services provider is committed to keeping your company’s digital information secure at all times, and is always up to date with the PCI Compliance Standards. This helps your company to flourish and remain free from security threats or legal issues.
With a dedicated IT professional on call for the high-quality work you need, when you need it, managed services allow your business to reduce costs while becoming more efficient, productive and successful.