Save Your Business by Partnering with an MSP
Saving time and money continues to be a staple goal for businesses, especially small-medium-sized companies. When thinking of ways businesses can save, many factor in their IT since a lot of their valuable time and money goes to inefficient break-fix strategies. Most organizations rely significantly on technology and the Internet to communicate, process orders and make and receive payments, so it is essential to not only have efficient IT management but to consider how your business can save on such an important department.
This is where partnering with a managed service provider (MSP) comes into play. Hiring an MSP can be a “saving” grace for your company (pun intended.) Instead of dedicating time, energy and money to dealing with a crisis, you can trust a team of professionals to keep your computers and network secure and running smoothly.
By eliminating the need to respond to a disaster, you will be able to focus your time and energy on the day-to-day running of your business. Knowing your network and data are secure will give you peace-of-mind so you can relax and devote your energy to growing your business, becoming more successful and increasing your profits.
Managed services can produce significant savings for your business, especially when it comes to these four factors:
1.) Saving Money
MSPs allow a business to maintain its IT environment for a fixed monthly cost. This fee typically covers round-the-clock support, routine maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs as needed. A fixed, consistent expense like this can give your budget some much-needed wiggle room for investment in your business. Use the savings to grow your business, educate your staff and expand your reach. Be able to do the things you really want to do with your business without having to worry about your IT..
2.) Saving Resources
Many businesses have an in-house IT person – the individual who is the most “tech-savvy” and knows the most about how to fix what goes wrong. Though it may not be in their official job description, this employee is the person whom co-workers turn to when tech issues arise. MSPs will take this burden off of your staff. It’s hard to compare to a dedicated team of experts whose sole purpose is to make sure your IT runs smoothly. Your staff will benefit from a smooth-running infrastructure and be able to put 100% into actually doing their job.
3.) Saving Time
It only takes one downtime incident to realize just how vital your IT infrastructure is to your business. MSPs can help to greatly reduce or even eliminate downtime by detecting issues before they arise and potentially affect your productivity. Your MSP administers support on an ongoing basis, meaning you and your staff won’t have to sit around waiting for issues to be resolved. This proactive approach to business continuity will save you time and increase productivity and efficiency.
4.) Saving Your Reputation
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffett. No business wants to be in a position where they let their customers down. Outdated, inefficient or inept technology makes a letdown like this more likely. Lost data, network issues and business downtime can all determine how your customers see you. MSPs make it possible to maintain a more secure IT environment, which contributes to a positive reputation and helps you to gain and maintain a stronger competitive edge.
Your company’s IT environment is critical to the success of your business. Partnering with a managed service provider can help you to maintain an infrastructure that is up-to-date and reliable, so you can focus on what matters most: increasing revenue for your business. Elevated Technologies will work with your company to establish the managed services that your company needs. You handle your business and we’ll handle your IT. Want to know more? Contact us!