Technology decisions can be a tremendous source of pressure, especially for small and mid-sized businesses. In times of change and fluctuation, like the Covid-19 pandemic, outsourcing your IT to a trusted managed service provider can alleviate stress and offer tremendous peace of mind across the areas of finances, management, operations, and more.
Read on to learn more about the top benefits for small and mid-sized businesses in working with an outsourced managed services provider.
With consistent and proactive IT services, you can enable your staff to work better from wherever they are–whether they are in the office or working remotely. Managed services keep your business technology running seamlessly–so that your team does not lose time or work because of technical issues or challenges–as well as securely, with continuous software upgrades and the most current cybersecurity protections.
Your managed services provider can equip your business with hosting, VPNs, cloud-based technologies, and more, without requiring your company to purchase, maintain, or upgrade expensive servers and physical infrastructure. Additionally, with a managed service provider, you’ll be able to budget for a consistent monthly IT cost that covers everything your business needs. This eliminates the stress, inconsistencies, and expenses of a break-fix model of service and allows your IT provider to become integrated into and familiar with your business, industry, employees, and customers, to make the most appropriate recommendations that will work best with your budget.
When you work with a managed IT services provider, you have an entire team of certified and experienced professionals across all areas of IT working for your business’s benefit. That expertise can help you with all of your decision-making regarding IT software, hardware, security, and more–understanding what to buy and where, how solutions can and should be implemented, employee training, and so much more. Delegating your IT decision-making to the experts will enable you to remain focused on your business, while your managed services team focuses on the technology.
There is no such thing as regular business hours anymore. Business happens all the time, at any time. Unfortunately, the same goes for cybersecurity threats. With a managed services team, you are never at risk of downtime because your IT provider is always focused on keeping your business running, even on evenings, weekends, holidays, or across different time zones. Plus, with comprehensive backup and recovery planning, should disaster strike, your managed services provider will ensure business continuity and recovery of essential data with plans that are current, tested, and viable for any given situation.
Ready to talk about managed services and IT solutions that make the most sense for your small business? At MidnightBlue, our focus is on keeping your business secure, backed up, and running 24/7, so you can focus on running your business. Contact us today.
At Midnight Blue, we’ve been serving our customers for 15 years. While our 15th year anniversary is going a little differently than we expected, we’re still here taking care of our customers, and we’ll continue to be here for another 15 years–and many more. We look forward to keeping your businesses running, and we look forward to celebrating together soon.