What are the benefits of Managed IT Services?

Organisations across the globe are discovering how Managed IT Services can help them unlock their potential. Have you considered this in your business? If so, what benefits will you gain?

Managed Services not only give in-house staff time to focus and reduce unexpected costs, but they provide businesses with the support needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced business environment. For many that have embraced them, the benefits of Managed IT Services have been obvious. However, if you are like those who are still reluctant to hand over even elements of their IT to a Managed Service Provider (MSP), you may be wondering what makes them so popular.

Security

Cyber-attacks are on the rise and the impact they can have on a business is becoming far worse than ever before. In order to give your business the best possible chance of staying protected, you must have the right infrastructure in place. For example a resilient backup solution, anti-virus on all your PCs and servers, and cloud storage. With a Managed IT Service, you will have peace of mind as it improves security by a more robust infrastructure being built.

Access to the latest technology

Using a Managed IT Service allows you to efficiently stay up-to-date with the latest technology. This is especially beneficial to smaller businesses, as it can give them access to the same technology bigger players in their industry enjoy.

Cost-Effectiveness

Managing and support all your IT tasks in house can often mount up to a big, unpredictable bill. Managed IT Services are far easier to predict and budget for as their costs are fixed into monthly payments, as opposed to the large capital expenditures that come with in-house management.

Free up IT staff

Most IT departments are stretched thin, which means they often get stuck solving day-to-day issues rather focusing on than projects that can drive the business forward. A Managed IT Service gives you access to experts in the industry who can take over the day-to-day IT niggles so you can focus on core business.

Faster response and uptime

Your business may only work 9-5 but your network works around the clock. An MSP should guarantee 24/7 support and 99.9% uptime. Often issues are solved before you even notice there was one.

Managed IT Services have proven to be useful for businesses of all sizes. For example, at one end, small businesses may have limited IT equipment and staff so find themselves falling behind with network management and updates, putting them at risk of a breach. Seeking the assistance of an MSP means they can rest assured that this is taken care of which automatically improves the security of the business. And at the other end, large businesses may need a high level of security and support due to the amount of IT hardware within the business, something that is becoming difficult to manage with the pressures on other areas of the business.

Ready to take the next step?

The benefits of Managed IT Services compared to doing it all in-house are clear, and for many businesses immeasurable. If you’re ready to take the next step in unlocking your potential with Managed IT Services, come talk to us.