Should you use a managed IT service as you move closer to 2022? This is a question that many businesses in West Palm Beach will ask, especially since the pandemic, and you’re going to see a list of reasons for this move today!
Use the Best Technology
Firstly, these so-called MSPs (managed service providers) continually invest in the best technology. By extension, you have access to it too. As new tools and upgrades are released, the MSP will keep investing, and you’ll keep benefiting. When going it alone, the latest technology could place a substantial financial burden on the business. Thankfully, MSPs stay on top of the latest trends and always have the best systems available for clients.
Enjoy Flexibility and Scaling
Secondly, you can choose the services that you need while ignoring the rest. When choosing an MSP, don’t think that you need to pay for a complete package. Often, they offer pay-as-you-go packages so that you can pick and choose features of their service. You only ever pay for what you use, and it also means that you can scale services as the business grows.
Next, doing everything in-house also means that you never know how much you’ll spend each month. Just when everything seems to be going well, an unexpected problem arises (for your bank account as well as yourself!). When using a managed IT service, you pay the same amount each month regardless of what happens.
As a business, this is pivotal because it makes financial planning that little bit easier. You can spend money elsewhere knowing that you won’t get any nasty surprises in terms of IT.
In 2021 and beyond, security will continue to be one of the most essential components of any business. As well as protecting the information of customers, you also need to protect employees and the company itself. These days, it seems hackers can get started with a laptop and an internet connection, and this presents a severe problem.
As leaders in the field, MSPs have dedicated data centers and a robust infrastructure from which all clients benefit. As well as remaining secure themselves, they extend security systems to clients. As a result, you can be sure that your IT systems have strong security from cybercriminals.
Sometimes, you just need an experienced voice at the other end of a phone call or email. Great news - this is precisely what you get with a managed IT service. So if ever you run into any technical problems, just dial the number, or send an email, and you’ll get the help you need. Technical problems typically mean endless Google searches, lots of confusion, headaches, and wasted time without an MSP.
In many cases, you can leave the issue with the MSP, and they’ll deal with it. How great is this?
Emergency Response Systems
Although all parties do their best to prevent a security issue, you can’t ever be 100% safe from attacks. In fact, it could be a mistake from an employee (a click of the wrong button) or just a malfunctioning system. Whatever the event, MSPs have emergency response systems to protect data and limit the damage.
Since your data is stored elsewhere, you also don’t lose everything should your main office suffer from flooding or another physical problem.
Even after this, you might enjoy the centralization that MSPs offer with all your applications and other systems in one place. Furthermore, support is available around the clock, and it’s possible to reduce your carbon footprint by sharing hardware and power with other companies!