Partnering with a managed services provider (MSP) provides enterprises of all sizes with many benefits. Not least among them is the IT support and services that help manage and protect the network of hardware, software, and data an enterprise uses. The following describes how an MSP transforms a firm’s business technology into a more efficient asset.
Businesses need to scale technology up or down to support a business as it contracts and expands. At times however, growth opportunities and requirements overwhelm their IT resources. They are simply incapable of meeting business expansion requirements. MSPs can supply the technology to handle growth spurts and emerging IT problems.
MSPs have economies of scale that enable increased levels of production at affordable rates. In other words, MSP solutions help businesses stay competitive cost efficiently. Providers also address technology pain points, and help identify and supply IT enhancements to support key growth objectives.
MSPs enable firms to operate business technology cost efficiently because clients pay only for what they use when they need it. Unlike in-house technology that may go to waste by being idle, MSPs provide business technology solutions and services that can be availed of and stopped on demand, without having to make any long-term commitments. This flexibility allows firms to fully leverage hardware and software for productivity while remaining within budget.
By providing IT expertise, MSPs can help organizations achieve faster research, development, and deployment of products and services, such as applications and digital value-added services. This saves costs, which transfers into lower prices for customers. And being first-to-market gives firms the best chance to capture customers and take the lead against their competitors.
Most small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can’t match the in-house IT resources of larger companies. By partnering with MSPs, SMBs gain access to cutting-edge business technology and IT expertise at an affordable fixed monthly fee.
Proper vendor management
With the many hardware and software vendors that supply a firm with business technologies, coordinating with them to resolve issues can be a difficult juggling act. MSPs can serve as vendor liaisons for all issues to ensure that all problems are troubleshot and promptly resolved.
Software integrations and updates
Having the latest applications doesn’t guarantee improved efficiency. Newly acquired software needs to be properly integrated with your firm’s existing systems and applications. MSPs that specialize in advanced expertise and hours of practical experience in IT support can help organizations achieve strategic integration, optimizing your systems, applications, and network environment.
Always up and focused on generating revenue
Every minute your IT infrastructure is down, employees that rely on it become unproductive. Your own IT staff doesn’t have to be overwhelmed by technology issues. On average, businesses lose thousands of dollars in downtime annually. MSPs prevent this through proactive maintenance and monitoring to intercept IT problems before they arise.
MSPs can offer monitoring and maintenance solutions or a team of IT experts that constantly keep their eyes on your business technology. This keeps your infrastructure up and running smoothly, increasing uptime so that employees can actively pursue business objectives.
MSPs keep business technology productive by protecting it from cyberattacks like ransomware. They provide firms with the latest in various cybersecurity measures, including constant security monitoring, data backup, security awareness, vulnerability scanning, endpoint security, email security, and encryption to address vulnerabilities in IT systems and minimize risks. This also includes security for a firm’s digital services and electronic payment systems.
Contact Spectrumwise and find out how your firm’s IT infrastructure can achieve greater efficiency and truly work for you.