Managing and maintaining IT is a major problem for small to medium business (SMBs). It can often mean putting IT issues into the ‘too hard basket’ until it is no longer avoidable. But there is a solution. Working with a managed service provider (MSP) provides flexibility without breaking the budget.
A managed services provider (MSP) like Rightsize can manage all of your IT services. This improves flexibility, reliability and performance for your business while being a single point of accountability.
It is a cost-effective way to boost employee productivity and service levels. This reduces costs and allows a business to manage and plan IT needs. A MSP can fill any role you require from supporting IT environments to filling management gaps without the need to hire in house staff.
Proactive IT management
Many businesses are reactive rather than proactive, when it comes to managing and monitoring their technology. They only react when something is not working in the correct way or not working at all. This has a significant impact on core operations and causes down time for staff. It will cost the business more than taking a proactive approach.
Being proactive means eliminating potential outages. An MSP monitors and resolves most issues before they turn into critical incidents that become expensive. Then they report the issues to you and the action taken.
An example is monitoring a network for signs of hardware failure. When there are signs of a critical failure present, MSPs alert you with solutions before it fails. They will help you replace any hardware before it causes a business expensive downtime. This is just one benefit of proactive IT management.
Have you ever considered the true cost of service disruptions and inferior performance has to your business and its profit? An MSP provides crucial services that cost less than an in-house team. And, often provides much higher levels of service than expected.
Increase IT reliability and performance
MSPs have more expertise. It is their business to increase the efficiency of your systems by monitoring and maintaining them. They have access to highly trained professionals and engineers who specialise in a wide range of technologies. Without an MSP, you need to invest money in hiring and training in-house staff. Or risk your IT systems failing.
Flexibility gives you peace of mind
The biggest benefit of working with an MSP is peace of mind with the flexibility to call on them when you need to. You also know your IT is in the hands of professionals. Depending on your needs, MSPs can handle all your IT requirements. To start with they carry out regular performance testing, reporting and backup vital data. It is crucial a business back up its data daily in case of a complete disaster that loses everything. Using an MSP for this function means there is back up data stored offsite. This means there is always a copy available to restore business systems if needed.
Interested in working with an MSP? Do you need flexible IT services? Talk to us today to find out how we can save money on your bottom line while providing the services your business needs.
Enabling your business to grow efficiently and effectively – we’re the Rightsize for you.
Small businesses struggle to budget their IT operation and often spend inefficiently with a less than great return on their investment. Rightsize Technology understand: we deliver a minimum 30% reduction on IT overheads as a dedicated outside IT department for our clients. Our unlimited 24×7 support, both on and offsite increases their business productivity and capacity, enabling their business to grow efficiently and effectively – we’re the Rightsize for growing small businesses. Talk to our team today for more information.