Why use Managed IT Services? Four Key Reasons
IT is, without doubt, one of the most significant strategic enablers for the growth of your business. Having the right managed IT services partner working with you can be the difference between success and failure. Technology is critical to how you can operate, and how your employees communicate. The complexities of how it all hands together and is supported must never be underestimated.
Types of IT Services
If we think about IT Services at a conceptual level, there are only three categories which we can put them in. Ad-hoc, Pre-Purchased Support and Managed IT Services. Each has its benefits and it is largely driven by your requirements.
Ad-Hoc: This is ideal for small business that is on a controlled budget. IT Support Companies will offer something referred to as “time and materials” whereby you have a resource for a set number of hours or days, and there is a scope of work that will be completed. This model works well for those businesses that plan their IT work and can then time box the work with a skilled resource.
Pre-Purchased Support: This suits business that wants to budget for a quarter or a year and have Technology spend allocated. They would then utilise the “credits” against things they would need to be done. This could be projects, upgrades or support.
Managed IT Services: This model suits a business that want to have their IT services outsourced or want a hybrid operational capability, whereby they have some IT skills and call upon a partner for more skilled work.
What does a Fully Managed IT Service offer?
Manages your data and keeps it secure: Your data is critical to the survival of your business. Any downtime be that intentional, accidental or nefarious, ultimately costs money.
Provides Leading Cybersecurity capability: Over 72% of cyber-attacks are against small businesses, and nearly 50% of them have already been through a cyber-attack. Having the correct cybersecurity strategies and management is critical in protecting your business. Understand and safeguard your business would be the responsibility of your IT Support partner.
Keeping current with new tech-innovation: IT moves extremely fast. Innovation and Cloud Services has made it a fast-paced progressive industry. This has enabled many businesses to obtain a competitive-edge and compete with the larger players. But staying up to date with the latest trends can be difficult. Having a Managed Service Provider means that you can lean on them for skills and road mapping, allowing you to reap the benefits of their skills pool.
Optimised IT Operations: Working with an MSP means that you can benefit from replicated and standardised processes. The IT Support company will have a service management process that will be optimised for service delivery. This in turn, means that you get a better service level and can focus on growing the business.
We hope this blog has provided some insight into why you may want to use Managed IT Service.
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