The digital age is constantly changing and upgrading as we speak. Most businesses, whether it be a small Ma and Pa shop to a multibillionaire business with multiple operating locations, almost every business today uses some form of Information Technology in their everyday work. Here are 5 compelling reasons why your company needs a Managed Service Provider!
1. Enhanced Security Measures
Hackers are constantly finding new ways to access private networks and steal important company information. The primary causes of cyberattacks on businesses are due to phishing scams, ransomware attacks, security vulnerabilities and more. With an MSP you don’t need to worry if your network is secure or not as an MSP will be constantly monitoring your systems and checking for any suspicious activity to prevent cyberattacks before they occur. Not to mention, at Skycomp we send out phishing campaigns to our clients to ensure your staff are educated to not fall victim to scams and to help keep your network protected.
2. Increased Cost Efficiencies
It can be hard for SMBs (small to medium businesses) to budget an in-house IT department and run the risk of losing their single IT person. A Managed Service Provider allows companies to have top of the line IT services. They also customize their services to tailor your company needs. As it is said “time is money” and MSPs are constantly monitoring your networks, servers, workstations and more to prevent problems before they happen. A recent study has shown that an average business suffers from 14 hours of IT downtime per year and if you think that is bad, the average cost of data centre downtime across companies were pegged at $5,600 dollars a minute!!! That may sound like an outrageous number, but you must keep in mind when you do have IT downtime you have to account for what overtime will be involved to make up for the lost time, lost revenue from costumers, the cost of emergency maintenance fees and repairs of your IT systems and much more… So, in hindsight the numbers do add up!
3. Personalized IT Management for your Business
Managed Service Providers will customize your business specific IT needs, as these services aren’t a “one plan fits all” ordeal. When getting started with an MSP they will assess all your technical needs and provide services and equipment that benefit your company only. That way you aren’t stuck paying for services that you may not use. Most MSPs will conduct regular business meetings to make sure your services are kept up with your company needs as you grow – that includes updating infrastructure designs, disaster recovery planning, server maintenance, etc.
4. Access to Advanced Technologies
Technology is constantly changing and upgrading everyday, which means taking on the complexity of figuring out what works best in your office can be difficult for your in-house IT department to keep up with. Partnering with an MSP will give you access to the best technology that won’t break the bank. Not to mention the MSP will take care of making sure all your technology and software’s are hooked up properly and running. MSPs are your technology experts and will help their clients understand and excel in new technology solutions.
5. Round the Clock Services
Most Managed Service Providers offer unlimited 24/7 technical support, so whether you need assistance - day or night, there will always be someone to help you! As your company grows, so do your IT needs, therefore MSPs are there to uplift your productivity and success.
These 5 reasons are just breaking the surface of why your company needs to partner with an MSP. If you’re interested in learning more, check out this article!
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