Is Managed IT Services The Right IT Strategy for My Business?

October 03, 2016

Managed Services

By Aimee

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We’ve talked about it before and asked – is traditional infrastructure still wise in a managed services strategy age?

However beneficial managed IT services is for businesses, it is still best to see if your network system aligns with your business goals. In the years to come, can they live up to the capacity of your company’s growth? Or will it unknowingly hinder it because of an update or a fix that was neglected? A lot of IT firms provide free network assessments and will be able to do it your earliest availability.

Click here if you want to schedule a free network assessment to know if your IT infrastructure is at par with your business goals. 

Scalability and monitoring are just some of the benefits of managed services. If these are not necessarily a cause for concern for your company, then this IT strategy might not be a good fit. However, take a look these other advantages it offers and evaluate how significant their contribution will be to your overall business goals.

The best of technologies will always be used

Leading managed services providers are always up to date with the latest in technology and equipment to make sure their clients always get top-notch services. The upgrades they do are at no additional cost to their clients, it’s just their commitment for quality service.

Low capital outlay and fixed monthly costs

The investment businesses make in specialty hardware and software are high, but managed services offer the highest quality enterprise solutions to their customers. This means a more affordable or lower capital outlay and predictable monthly costs over the course of the contract. There will be no unexpected upgrade charges or changes.

Flexible service

Managed services providers can be flexible if need be. Companies can opt for a pay-as-you-go payment plan which allows for quick growth or cost savings when the need to consolidate arises.

Converged services

There are a lot of managed IT services offerings that can be converged into a single connection for cost-savings solution on infrastructure. This also makes way for additional productivity and efficiency benefits as remote staff will have access to the same voice and data applications that the office staff use.

A resilient and secure infrastructure

The data center and managed network infrastructure of managed services providers are highly resilient and robust than the standard enterprise IT infrastructure.

Expertise on hand

When you have a managed services provider, you have access to a multitude of IT skills and certifications for any IT project or whenever expertise is needed.

Centralization of application

A managed network has the ability to centralize all applications and servers within managed data centers. This can only lead to improved performance of end-users and provide access to virtual services such as storage and backup.

Service Level Agreements

These SLAs are in place to ensure continuity of service to their clients and the guaranteed performance and efficiency of their IT infrastructure.

Disaster recovery and business continuity

As the fluid continuity of their services is one of their utmost commitment to their customers, MSPs have their networks designed with high availability, resiliency and redundancy and as well to maintain business operations.

Environment-friendly

Centralizing critical business systems to run from a virtual platform brings about the decrease of hardware use and ultimately, your company’s carbon footprint. What’s better is that because less hardware is used, costs go down as well.

 


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