Have you ever considered a Managed Services Provider (MSP) for your business? If so, then you probably already know that Managed IT Services is a terrific option for finding a professional outsourced IT partner that can handle all your company’s present and future technology needs. You should also know that an MSP can save you time, money, and resources. So what’s holding you back?
Maybe you think your company doesn’t fit the mold for partnering with an MSP. The truth is, for most small-to-midsize businesses, there’s no one-size-fits-all number that makes an MSP right for you. Whether you’ve got 10 or 100 employees, a managed services provider can keep your IT on track and your business running smoothly. Even companies in the 250-300 user range, just toeing the line into enterprise-level tech solutions, can enjoy all the benefits of an MSP. Here’s why:
One of the most significant advantages of an MSP is that they manage your business’s daily IT operations. Whether you contract a local MSP or a cloud-based MSP, you can rest assured that your data will flow securely and your devices will work as intended, and be attended to promptly when they don’t. This frees up your employees to focus on their tasks and gives you peace of mind that your company is in good tech hands. With cloud computing technology, you can also use a local MSP for your headquarters and have them work remotely with your satellite offices.
An MSP isn’t just any outsourced IT provider; they’re a partner. An MSP offers true alignment with your company’s needs, values, and budget, and works with you to strategically plan for any futurization of your technology. That personalized service extends to working with vendors, too. You know you can trust your MSP to have your company’s best interests in mind when dealing with vendors for maintenance concerns and purchasing new hardware, software, and system upgrades.
If you have an in-house IT team but need additional support, another tremendous benefit of an MSP is that they work very well as co-managed services. An MSP can assist you by shoring up your resources and giving you access to additional specialized professional services, as needed. This is particularly beneficial to companies with a large number of users and a relatively small in-house IT team. You can go even further with an MSP partnership by adding vCIO (virtual Chief Information Officer) services. A vCIO is an invaluable tech professional who partners with you to oversee your complete IT roadmap and strategy, which for companies on the larger end of small-to-midsize, saves time, money, and human capital.
If you could measure IT anxiety in terms of money, an MSP is an instant return on investment. Taking away the stress of knowing whether your technology is running at its peak, is worth every cent of partnering with an MSP. You always know that your IT is being handled, from every daily function to inevitable tech hiccups. Not only that, an MSP has its finger on the pulse of the industry, helping you not just keep up, but stay ahead of the technology curve. They can assist you with strategic planning and futurization to ensure that your tech stays secure and stays running. That minimal downtime will always have a positive effect on your bottom line.
Partnering with an MSP IS for all SMBs, even if you’re at the huge end of small! The benefits of having an MSP for fully managed or co-managed services far outweigh the stress and monetary costs of managing your own IT or outgrowing and overwhelming your in-house team. Plus, partnering with an MSP means you’re always working with an IT team that has your best interests in mind, and you’ll have access to not only their daily expertise, but an additional “menu” of services to fulfill any specialized needs, now and in the future.
If you’re ready to learn more about how an MSP can strengthen your business’s technology and take a ton of stress off your plate, get in touch today! IT professionals are available to answer all your questions about managed services.