Our managed service provider plans are built to fit any small business, from 1-50 computers.
What is a Managed Service Provider?
Today, the modern business faces a variety of challenges. Remaining competitive means relying on IT technology in part or whole, a necessity in the digital economy. But, like all things, IT requires capital investment, ranging from hardware, network infrastructure, and staff. These resources, though, aren’t accessible to every business, and when you desperately need strong tech to prop up a company, what do you do?
Fortunately, the solution is utilizing the services of an MSP (managed service provider). MSPs operate as specialized third-parties which possess all the IT resources a small/medium sized business lacks. This is everything from simple backup services to full-fledged security monitoring, all contained in an affordable budget.
In other words, an MSP grants all the advantages of an expert IT team without the long term investment of expensive hardware, training, and software.
Why do I need a Managed Service Provider?
Aside from the immediate benefits granted by an expert third-party business, you’ll ask why bother with an MSP at all. You’re safe, right? As a smaller company, you don’t have to worry about security concerns or meeting overwhelming demands.
Unfortunately, this is not the case.
Security, for example, is one of the most prominent issues today facing the modern business. Data intrusions and network breaches are only a handful of serious problems facing the unprepared enterprise.
Downtime is another harrowing problem which can upturn a business. Either from natural disaster, hardware failure, software problems, malicious attack, or a host of unexpected errors – downtime leads to costly loss of service and production problems.
Without proper IT infrastructure, other issues can occur:
- Decaying legacy hardware which is prone to failure and data loss.
- Repeating security issues slowing down performance.
- Network hang ups causing production interruptions.
- Lack of expert staff to assist with troubleshooting problems.
- Lack of customer support options.
- Lack of critical backup recovery plans in case of serious infrastructure failures.
Isn’t a Managed Service Provider expensive?
The whole reason for opting into IT is to improve infrastructure, but again, price is an issue. So what about the third-party model? That costs a lot too, right?
Not only is an MSP a far more affordable option than traditional IT investment costs, but also offers more flexibility too. Pricing is typically based on services used or different packages. This is so you don’t end up paying more than necessary.
An MSP can offer scaling models too, where prices “react” to IT needs as you modify them. The best part is, you get all the skills, expertise, and resources of a powerful IT team without the investment needed!