Managed IT Services involves outsourcing some or all of IT services out to a service provider instead of managing such services in house. Providers can monitor many different services including server system health, data backups, updates and security. These providers can swiftly anticipate and resolve issues so you can focus on running your business.
What are the advantages of Managed IT services?
Services offered under a managed service agreement can offer peace of mind for businesses that need to carefully budget their expenses, resulting in predictable and stable costs.
Access to team of skilled professionals
Technologies are constantly evolving requiring that staff be familiar with a wide range of products and environments. Small businesses usually can’t afford to hire multiple in house staff members with the full range of skills needed to manage an IT environment. Managed service providers have the experience and skills needed to grow as your business grows.
Data and security protection is vital to any organization. Managed IT Services provides enhanced security benefits when dealing with data security and protection. With the diversified and mobile nature of remote data access, advanced knowledge and skills are required to protect companies from data loss incidents. Such protection is essential to prevent your company from earning a potentially crippling bad reputation and to protect your information from competitors.
Proactive approach with regularly scheduled maintenance and monitoring
Automated monitoring of systems allows for increased up time as system issues can be repaired before they become a big problem.
Being able to have the necessary staff on demand to handle your needs as your business grows is important. Hiring and keeping skilled staff can take a lot of time and energy, time that can be spent on growing your business. With Managed services, the expertise are there to expand from a small business to enterprise grade without having to worry about whether your in house IT staff have the skills to manage a large growing environment.