It is a commonly held belief that I.T. management is an amenity for larger-scale businesses that have a great number of staff, clients and locations. Having the proper tools and expertise at their disposal is all part of being a major organization and small businesses certainly couldn’t access such services without breaking the bank. Well, we are here to disprove this assumption.
The benefits of using managed services are substantial, scale-able and affordable. No budget is too small to reap the benefits with a Managed Service Provider!
As a small to medium-sized business, you essentially have two options. You can wait until something goes wrong and hire outside help. During this latent period you may feel that you are saving money. But when something does wrong (as it often does), suddenly you are shelling out big bucks to deploy a solution. You may even find yourself spending more money to fix one problem, one time, then what you would spend on preemptive system maintenance.
Your second option is implementing Managed Services. A great MSP has expertise, tools and processes to maintain your system. Many use innovative cloud technologies that sound remarkable and boast an array of capabilities. However, they are only truly effective when employed by a solid team of experts that have your business’s best interest at heart.
MSPs such as Response IT get to know your system as they monitor it. So if trouble strikes, they have an intricate understanding of its complexities and how to fix them. This increases the pace at which problems are diagnosed and solved. For small to medium-size businesses, less downtime means shorter lapses in service and fewer irritated customers. Being back in action quicker helps you to rival large-scale competition.
MSPs have a variety of affordable packages that cater to small businesses. Response IT offers a basic package of managed services that includes a set number of hours per month where the team updates your system and checks that everything is as it should be. Comparatively, we offer an “all-you-can-eat” style of package that gives our clients who are experiencing technical issues a priority status as well as a larger monthly set of hours. Our experts can evaluate your unique needs to determine the package that is best suited for you.
Remember: don’t wait to deploy when a crisis hits! Instead, employ a team of experts who will get to know your system and ensure it is operating successfully.