September 22, 2020

7 ways managed IT services save you time (and money)

Learn what the right Managed Service Provider (MSP) can do for your business

It can often feel like technology is taking over. With streaming services and e-books to remote learning and working from home, it’s easy to get overwhelmed! 

As a business owner, it’s important for you to take steps to decrease the burdens of managing your technology—so that you can enjoy the multitude of benefits it brings.

Many companies have begun turning to IT Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to help. With an MSP, you gain access to a team of trained professionals who will handle all of your complex IT needs, allowing you to focus on what you do best—running your business! 

Keep reading to learn seven ways managed IT services can save your company time and money. 

#1: Reduce your IT expenses

Many business owners are surprised to learn that one of the central benefits of hiring an MSP is cutting costs. In fact, the cost of an MSP is often equal to the salary of just one full-time in-house IT employee. 

In a survey of 400 businesses that recently hired an MSP within the past year, 96% stated that outsourcing their IT services saved them a substantial amount of money annually, with almost half indicating a reduced cost of 25% or more. 58 of the respondents indicated their MSP had helped them reduce IT costs by over 50%. [1]

Essentially, an MSP effectively provides your company with the expertise and experience of a full team of IT professionals without the additional overhead costs of a fully staffed in-house IT department. 

#2: Gain proactive IT services to reduce cyber threats

The job of your MSP is to stay informed about the latest threats, so you don’t have to. They’ll keep abreast of the newest tricks that hackers have up their sleeves, maintain a close watch over your networks, and make proactive recommendations to keep your business safe.

Added bonus: these proactive measures do more than just protect you from cyber threats! They can also significantly improve the efficiency and reliability of your IT infrastructure, leading to a variety of benefits including reduced costs, less downtime, and better overall IT performance. 

#3: Benefit from a one-stop IT account manager

When you work with an MSP, you’re forming a partnership. An experienced MSP will conduct research into your specific needs and recommend the new IT solutions that are right for you, helping you continually save time and money in a world full of ever-changing technology options. 

#4: Scale up and down with ease

One of the most convenient aspects of managed IT services is their ability to scale up and down alongside your business. When your business grows and you need more users, an MSP can easily add them for you. If you’re looking to downsize, an MSP can remove certain applications so you only pay for what you need. 

#5: Prepare properly for disasters 

Proactively planning and preparing for a disaster can often get pushed to the wayside. In times of crisis, it’s easy to panic, so having a team of trusted IT experts prepared to care for your business can provide peace of mind and greater efficiency.

Your MSP can help you create a business continuity plan in the event of a disaster, preparing you for everything from fires and floods to power outages and building issues. 

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#6: Stay compliant

Many industries (including finance, law, and healthcare) are required to follow strict IT compliance protocols. Not only is the compliance process time-consuming, but the fines that are placed on businesses that find themselves unexpectedly audited and not compliant can be astronomical.

Managed IT services provide you with a concrete plan to ensure your network and infrastructure are properly constructed. Compliance rules constantly change over time, so your MSP can also continually monitor your systems to ensure you are adhering to the necessary requirements. 

#7: Gain time to focus on your business

One of the best benefits of an MSP is knowing that experienced, trusted professionals are maintaining your IT needs—so that you can focus on your own business’s success.

With an MSP by your side, you eliminate the need to supervise your IT teams every day, and you can be secure in the knowledge that your systems are in the safe hands of tech experts.

In conclusion

Partnering with an experienced MSP ensures your company has all of its IT needs met and maintained by a team of reliable experts. Managed IT services provide peace of mind to you and your team, so that you can focus on what you do best.

We’re ready to be your IT partner

Choose InterNetworkIT as your Managed Service Provider and you’ll reduce your expenses, gain invaluable IT protection and expertise, and trust that all your technology-related issues will always be solved!  

Visit our Managed IT Services page to learn more or contact us today to get started.

Sources:

1: CompTIA

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