Every business requires technology to keep it running smoothly and efficiently, but not every business is capable of dealing with every aspect of the technology at its disposal. If you're in a small or medium-sized business, you know that you only have so much budget and talent to use in-house. For some, that means you have to make the sacrifice of leaving your technology fate up to someone else. Not to worry, it's not as ominous as it sounds. If you pick the right managed service provider, all your worries will disappear. How will you know what the right provider looks like? Here are some of the questions you should be asking during your search.
What Are Managed IT Services?
Managed services are becoming increasingly popular among small businesses due to all the benefits they provide, but before we talk about benefits we need to define what managed service providers (MSPs) are. A managed service provider supports your company's technology for a monthly flat fee that depends on the services you want to use.
MSPs proactively monitor your network, reduce IT problems, and troubleshoot any network issues as they arise. Due to advancements in cloud computing, most IT work can be outsourced without negatively impacting your business. The managed service provider will remotely access networks and deploy solutions for any issues without needing to be in-house.
MSPs present clients with a contract that details which services they will provide. Outsourced solutions may include:
Why Use an IT Managed Services Provider?