What kind of business can benefit from a managed services contract? If your business can relate to these challenges, you might be a good candidate:
- Your business is experiencing too many service outages and excessive downtime.
- You’re not achieving expected results due to a lack of support and service.
- You believe you’re overspending on IT because the smaller charges and hourly rates are adding up too fast.
- You’re losing data, at risk for cyberattack, or throwing away productivity due to missing IT resources that could be provided through a subscription model.
Most small to medium-sized business (SMBs) owners are trying to juggle their business’ operational needs, network performance, security requirements, all while keeping an eye focused squarely on costs. A key benefit of the Managed Services business model is that it offers a predictable cost, which can be especially beneficial to SMBs who don’t want to manage surprise expenses month after month.
The Managed Services business model is often beneficial to businesses with in-house IT staff. Such staff may not be experienced with new technology or have the expertise to manage modern cybersecurity solutions, backup and recovery, or other necessities.
The managed services model is perfect for businesses that:
- Do not have enough internal resources to handle maintenance, updates, and repairs.
- Prefer a monthly fixed cost to ensure a high level of IT service and operational excellence.
- Needs to minimize IT downtime to keep their business humming along.
The subscription pricing of the Managed Services model gives businesses much better cost control. A Managed Service Provider can eliminate certain expenses -- IT department resources, training, equipment, and personnel -- and make better overall use of the IT budget. When an organization’s IT is handled by a Managed Service Provider, they are only responsible for paying that predictable, fixed monthly charge.
Managed services are also superior at minimizing a business’ risks. MSPs have access to the latest infrastructure, software, compliance and security tools, and stay up to date with industry best practices. Because a Managed Service Provider is experienced in business continuity, they can deploy solutions to keep your data safe and your business operations disaster-proofed.