In the competitive landscape that is modern business, owners, CEOs and Presidents must do whatever it takes to keep their business in the game. And in order to remain in the game, one must remain modern. One way to ensure you stay modern is to stay up-to-date with technology. However, with the ever changing world of technology, this can start to become a burden – both with time and money. A proven alternative to worrying about IT yourself, is to outsource your needs to a Managed Service Provider (MSP). MSPs are professional organizations whose sole purpose to existing is to help other businesses with whatever it is they do. In the case of MicroAge – we are an IT MSP. In case you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should outsource your IT to an MSP, here are 3 major reasons as to why I think you can benefit from doing so.
MSPs are subject matter experts. Think of us as your computers teacher in high school. Would you trust your English teacher to help you with your computer project? Of course not. So why should you trust someone who isn’t an IT expert to help you with IT? Not only do our staff remain up-to-date on all the latest technology trends and changes, but we also have a team of professionals with a wide range of IT certifications. There is no problem big or small that we can’t help you with.
Additionally, MSPs take a very proactive approach to how they handle things. No more will you have to call in for help once something breaks, because an MSP will stop it from breaking in the first place. And if, it does manage to break- we immediately will know about it, and will start work to fix the problem ASAP. No more waiting for an hour or two for a technician to drive to you! Not to mention the constant monitoring, and updating of your system and anti-virus ensuring you’re always protected!
Do you ever feel like there is just too much on your plate? Day after day you’re expected to answer emails, phone calls, attend meetings, submit paperwork, check-in on employee progress, and now you have to worry about that server that just crashed. Well, worry no more! Think of all the time and money you will save when you no longer need to worry about IT problems and downtime. By outsourcing your IT to an MSP – they take on all the worry for you. Leaving you to focus on the core of your business, and making money!
Along with increased focus and money, also comes a great benefit – a reduction in costs! Because you no longer have to deal with unexpected problems and downtime – you don’t need to worry about having IT staff on hand in case the unspeakable happens. An MSP is a controllable cost, meaning you know exactly how much you will spend each month. No longer will you need to worry about moving staff around, or calling in more staff to handle a problem. You also won’t be paying staff to sit around and do nothing when there isn’t a problem.
The list of benefits for why you should outsource your IT needs to a Managed Service Provider is definitely longer than three points. I could probably go on for another 50 points about why I think you should do so. However, hopefully these three have given you some good thinking points about why you should. If you’re still not convinced feel free to reach out to me directly so see how MicroAge might be a great benefit for you!