As your business grows, your in-house IT department can become easily overworked when trying to keep up with the increasing demand of keeping systems running and safe. A managed service provider can take away a lot of these responsibilities, allowing your team to focus on business objectives without having to be heavily trained in new technologies.
So, why should I use a managed service provider? With a managed service provider, you can benefit from improved company performance, reduced energy costs and the future proofing of your IT systems. You can also reduce cost and resources used for training or hiring new members of your internal IT team.
Read on to learn more about how a managed service provider can benefit your business.
What Are The Benefits of Using A Managed Service Provider?
Partnering with a managed service provider provides many benefits to your business, including predictable and even reduced monthly costs, resolving issues before they become a bigger problem, and allowing your employees to focus on the work that really matters. Below, we have detailed the many other benefits of using a managed service provider for your business.
Improved Company Performance
When your business expands, so does workload, meaning that your current employees can quickly become overwhelmed. The added demand on the IT department could cause system downtime as they struggle to keep up, with a follow on effect of lost revenue and time wasted for the business. It is important to balance the amount of work you place on your IT department to ensure that they can concentrate on the work that matters.
This can be helped by hiring a managed service provider, an expert team who have all the appropriate equipment to help resolve any issues before they majorly affect your businesses important tasks. This will take away some of the pressure for your internal IT department and allow them to focus on the job they were originally hired for, and any other employees that have taken on extra responsibilities while your business was scaling.
Identify and Resolve Issues
As technology evolves so rapidly, keeping up with the changes can be very overwhelming, so working with an experienced managed service provider team can eliminate time and money spent on training your current IT team. Instead of hiring more internal employees and paying them an individual wage, you can hire a whole team of experts, available whenever you need them to identify and solve issues. A large part of their role includes staying up to date with the latest technological advancements so they can keep your systems live and protected.
Cost Effective Monthly Services
If you are a smaller business, you might not have an internal IT department at all so the managed service provider can take over the running and protection of your systems. You also don’t have to worry about unexpected service costs as the initial agreement should be tailored to your specific business needs.
Most managed service providers offer the opportunity to scale up or scale down your system to accommodate changes within your business in real time. They also have designed networks and data centres that work as a backup if the main office goes down, meaning that your business has disaster recovery should a problem occur. Managed service providers offer support 24/7 x 365 days a year.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
When your business uses a managed service provider, you reduce your impact on the environment and power output. This also helps to reduce your overall energy costs as your systems will run from data centres and applications on a virtual platform.
What Does A Good Managed Service Provider Offer?
At 777 Networks, we believe a good managed service provider will tailor their support and plan to your specific needs and challenges, supplementing the skills of your business’ existing team, while still keeping a reasonable monthly cost. They will analyse your business to ensure they have a deep understanding of your processes and use their technical knowhow to define an overall IT strategy, set goals and milestones.
Their deep understanding of the industry and technologies, should combine with your experience as a business owner to deliver an IT management support plan that responds to the ever-changing tech landscape. They should be able to react quickly to changing demands, update your plan in real time to suit your needs and ensure that your business has access to the latest opportunities.
User experience is a major part of IT and the managed service provider should be providing you with feedback so that you can adapt and update your approach to ensure that you can continue to deliver excellent customer service no matter where they interact with you. This improves efficiency within your business, retains your company’s reliability and maximises your return on investment.
Managed Service Providers at 777 Networks
Our managed IT support services and plans are tailored to the specific needs and challenges of your organisation and supplement the skills of your existing teams. We begin the process with business analysis, and combine a deep understanding of your business processes with technical know-how, allowing us to define an overall IT strategy, set goals, and milestones.
For more information about how you can work with our expert team of managed service providers, fill in our contact form or call 0333 370 2503.