Using an MSP can add value to your business
IT skill and expense tops the list for smaller businesses. Very small companies stand to reduce IT costs while getting the IT expertise they need by partnering with a service provider. Larger businesses typically work with IT providers to offload a number of difficult or time-consuming tasks, allowing their internal IT staff to focus on mission-critical activities.
The ongoing infrastructure monitoring that managed service providers deliver can help SMBs avoid IT issues, data loss and downtime. Small business IT teams face budget and time constraints that make it difficult to deliver the level of monitoring an MSP can. This may be the most important benefit of working with an MSP, because IT downtime can completely derail a small business.
If you’ve never considered an IT managed service offering and are trying to manage your own IT, it’s worth being aware of this cost effective way to have your IT burden lifted. If your current IT team is running ragged, perhaps you can offload some difficult IT tasks. MSPs can help keep you focused, and keep you safe!
Why Companies Choose an MSP
Allows businesses to focus on their core competencies instead of day-to-day IT management. Especially important for SMBs, since they are frequently stretched thin from a personnel and budget standpoint. Improve upon all or some aspect of a companies IT strategy or infrastructure.
Per IT industry trade association CompTIA, the top reason SMBs adopt managed services today is
- “improve efficiency/reliability of IT operations” (51%)
- “free IT staff to work on strategic projects.” (31%)
- for “enhanced security/compliance.” (38%)
- MSPs can initiate new projects and implement new technologies quickly by surging resources.
- Troubleshooting issues across multiple platforms
- offload difficult or time consuming tasks