Today’s technology demands that your IT infrastructure is managed properly for the productivity that your company needs.
Your network requires monitoring, maintenance, security and management on a daily basis. Sooner or later every company will experience IT issues, and you will want professional advice and assistance on how to solve them. Your IT system is vital to business operations and IT concerns don’t have to keep you from the important issues of running your business. Here are 5 indications that your business is ready to outsource to an MSP (Managed Service Provider).
1. You Don’t Have an Internal IT Team
Small Businesses just don’t have the resources required to employee a full-time IT staff member. Often this means that the guy with the most tech knowledge is left to figure out how to solve the office IT problems. Not only can this overwhelm an inexperienced employee but it could be costing you more in the long run.
An MSP brings an entire team of dedicated IT professionals to the table when you choose to partner with a company like MicroAge. We are an extension of your business without the need for office space or a benefits package. We have the knowledge and expertise to keep up with the daily IT needs, and we are also there in times of emergencies as well.
2. Your IT Department Can’t Keep Up
If you are fortunate enough to have a dedicated IT department, often times it is overwhelmed with the daily functions. The IT team is able to monitor your network and ensure that security patches keep you running, but that leaves little time for complex projects such as software integration or upgrading a server.
Many businesses hire technicians that have a generalized knowledge rather than specialized IT skills. An MSP staffs professionals that are continually improving their knowledge base and are experienced with many different IT trends.
3. Repeated IT Issues
From server crashes to security breaches, it seems like something is always causing downtime in your office. Not only can this get expensive but it can cost you in other ways as well. Your reputation and customer service need to be included in the equation. Technology is changing at a rapid rate and trying to keep up can make your head spin. You need a reliable system that can keep up with your demands.
An MSP offers solutions to the IT issues of today and into tomorrow. An MSP will ensure that your system is monitored and maintained so that you can worry about other important things.
4. You Need An IT Strategy
You could spend your entire day researching IT innovations and upgrades. There are ways to improve employee productivity, and IT upgrades required for industry compliance that needs to be addressed, but you have a business to run. An MSP understands that your principal goal is to make your business competitive and to provide opportunities for growth.
Defining an IT strategy that is right for your company is an area that an MSP can assist you in. We listen to your concerns and devise the solutions that fit your business.
5. Your IT Budget Fluctuates and is Unpredictable
Your budget may include money for new hardware or software, but then an unexpected issue hits such as a crashed server or an outdated operating system, and your budget is no longer applicable. If you find that your IT costs are different month after month and you are never quite sure what to expect, it may be time to sit down with an MSP.
Paying a fixed fee for the support that your business requires means that IT concerns are addressed, and you stay within budget.
By partnering with an MSP, you are investing wisely in your IT infrastructure to work for you. Technology is needed in today’s marketplace, and it is important to identify and address issues before they consume your budget. Working with an MSP will provide you with the expertise you need to handle all IT issues before they impact your bottom line.
MicroAge IT Solutions has the answers to your technology needs. Call us today to find out how partnering with us can help your business.