Managed services are changing the way businesses engage with information technology. IT was the department you called only after something went wrong. Once it gets to that point, your business is already being negatively affected. How long can your business operate without internet? Access to email? Important business data?
You’re making an investment in your business’s future by turning to a managed services provider. While it might be hard to see the need for this sort of investment if your technology is working fine, the innovation and efficiency that manage service providers provide will propel your business goals forward.
What are some benefits of trusting your IT to a managed services provider?
Better business strategies
Less than 50% of small businesses have an IT plan in place. This is unsustainable for the long term. Cyber attacks are only going to continue increasing, and technologies like the cloud are permanently disrupting traditional business models. Strategization comes standard with a managed services provider. Your IT partner will help establish your technology goals and work with you to determine how those goals will work towards achieving your larger business goals. Your IT partner will help determine budgets and plans for growth, and how to grow your infrastructure accordingly.
Fast response times
You’re probably familiar with the sitcom cliche- the IT guys lazing around, offering non-solutions to very real problems impacting your bottom line. A qualified managed services provider is just as concerned with your bottom line as you are. Those goal-achieving solutions your IT partner implements? They also take ownership of their maintenance, and ensure their upkeep. By developing your business goals together, your partner will be equally as dedicated to achieving them. Because the success of your business denotes the success of their capabilities and solutions, your partner will ensure problems are resolved before your business is affected.
Your partner’s level of investment is the biggest benefit of trusting your business’s tech to a managed services provider. A managed services provide will be intimately familiar with your business, and they’ll know the work environment. A seasoned partner will know everything you need to be aware of- from emerging tech trends to changes in your industry. And they’ll put that knowledge to good use in their dedication to your business.
It will soon be the norm to rely on a managed services provider for business technology solutions. While a number of businesses are still relying on the traditional IT model, many are starting to see the benefit of working with a partner who does more than fix things once they’re broken. A seasoned managed services provider will prove to be more than just IT support. Rather, they will be a partner, dedicated to your success.