Why Your Organization Needs Managed IT Services
Now that the New Year is upon us, this is an opportune time to review what worked for your business last year and what did not. For many business leaders the question always seems to resurface about whether Managed IT services would be smarter and a more beneficial use of the company IT budget than the current method of maintaining all of the systems, security, and software that it takes to run your company.
As you review the potential IT solutions for your business, there are several points to be made about the benefits of hiring a managed IT service company. Our team here at Spectra Networks is well established on the fundamentals of providing IT services tailored to the individual needs of clients, understanding that no two businesses are the same. Here are the reasons why we think you need to consider managed IT this year.
Many small businesses run their IT departments with limited resources and manpower to stay up-to-date on the latest security and compliance issues. By outsourcing your company’s IT needs to a well-established IT service center, you know you are getting a crew whose job it is to stay on top of the security and compliance issues that are not only happening now, but are on the horizon as well.
More Efficient and Reliable
Small businesses are often overburdening the IT professional tasked with maintaining the system for several dozen people in the office. This is where the true value of a managed IT company can really shine through. With a team of professionals who can remotely maintain and keep a watch on your networks, the business can really concentrate on the core mission rather than spending time with daily issues that pop up with technology.
Our managed services can keep your systems safe with the latest security protocols, maintain a disaster recovery program, maintain backups, field calls from employees when an issue arises, and generally keep the IT aspect of your business running smoothly. This reliability is not usually seen with small businesses who count on a small tech staff or a lone IT professional.
We often get the question about whether a managed IT service contract will be cost effective vs maintaining an in-house staff member in charge of the systems. The answer is yes, it is cost effective. One of the costs that businesses don’t always remember is that Managed Service Providers (MSPs) help minimize the chance of expensive network disasters. In hiring an MSP, businesses are gaining employees that are experts in multiple areas of the IT industry, including networking, storage, virtualization, compliance, security, software, and hardware issues.
In addition to the security, efficiency, reliability, and cost effectiveness of hiring an MSP, the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have an expert that can help whether your business encounters a small issue that can be resolved remotely, or a larger issue that requires in-office work. If you need help, call us at 978.219.9752 or visit our website.