An MSP (managed services provider) is a valuable outsourced IT partner who can help your business oversee all your current technology and prepare your company for the tech of the future. Maybe you think your business is too small for an MSP, but nothing could be further from the truth. MSPs can help companies of all sizes with cloud computing, data storage and security, software and hardware maintenance and upgrades, and much more. Yes, even the smallest small businesses, including those with 50 or fewer users. Here’s how:
One of the biggest benefits of an MSP is that you can choose one that aligns with your company’s values. Because a managed service provider partners with you to work in your best interest, you know they’ll work with vendors and other contractors to handle additional goods and services with your business philosophy and budget in mind. You don’t have to worry about being taken advantage of or sold short when it comes to what’s best for your IT needs.
When you work with an MSP, you get reliable services and clear terms, so you always know what to expect. You don’t need an in-house team with an MSP because they work when you work, and if you’re using a local MSP, you know that they’re nearby for any unexpected circumstances. MSPs can also help co-manage your services if you’ve already got an IT person or two, but there’s no denying the benefit of passing off all your IT tasks to a dedicated MSP team.
Let’s be honest. If you have a really small business, you and your colleagues wear a lot of hats. That’s just the nature of a tiny company. An MSP can take the IT work off your plate, so you can all focus on what’s important—ensuring you’re heading toward your goals with no distractions. You can do that when you don’t have to worry about data security and downtime because that becomes the responsibility of your MSP. Plus, less chance of downtime means more opportunities for productivity. And just think of the money you’ll save by not having to hire, train, pay, and insure in-house IT employees. It’s a total win to contract with an MSP.
Technology can be complex and have a lot of moving parts, and sometimes you need to bring in a specialist to help with tasks that fall outside of the day-to-day. When you’ve got an MSP on your side, you don’t have to look far to find specialists when it’s necessary. Your MSP team is already a trusted partner, and they can connect you with other trusted IT professionals to help you get any job done. Plus, MSPs aren’t just able to assist you now; they can help you plan and implement the future tech you need to keep running smoothly and stay ahead of the curve.
There’s no reason to shy away from an MSP, even if you don’t think your business is big enough to need one. Everyone can benefit from the partnership and expertise of an MSP, and who doesn’t love saving time, money, and resources? With technology moving at the speed of light and so many other things to focus on, your business deserves to have a dedicated partner to manage your IT needs.
If you’re ready to learn more about how an MSP can benefit your “tiny” business, get in touch today! IT professionals are available to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have.