In today’s digitally centered world, technology plays a starring role in business processes, ensuring its place as a key component of a successful company.
Keeping your finger on the pulse of your business’ IT can be challenging, however, since the technology landscape is in a state of continuous evolution. As technical sophistication grows, the need for dedicated IT staff becomes more crucial.
However, when small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) become overwhelmed with choices and hindered by a lack of in-house expertise, they often overspend on technologies, without a good understanding of which expenses are vital — and which are unnecessary.
Managed IT services are a great way to cut costs and maximize efficiency by outsourcing the coordination of IT-related tasks such as network security, hardware maintenance, cloud storage, and more.
Leveraging Managed IT for a Positive Business Outcome
Managed network services can help small businesses IT departments do more with fewer staff resources, even going so far as to remove the need for an in-house IT group altogether.
This can be advantageous, not only in terms of payroll but because small IT teams present several disadvantages due to non-availability and resource allocation problems.
Fortunately, a managed services provider (MSP) can alleviate the pressure on current staff, freeing them up for more high-value tasks or completely replacing them to keep your system running smoothly.
Other benefits of managed IT include:
Access to Cutting Edge Technology
We mentioned that technology is constantly evolving, and oftentimes small IT departments don’t have the specialized knowledge to keep up with new initiatives.
Managed IT groups are staffed with experts in a variety of fields to ensure your network is always maintained with state-of-the-art hard- and software. This can be critical to help you keep a competitive edge in volatile markets and to ensure your data is properly protected against theft or loss.
Small businesses need to keep a close eye on the budget, and managed services are the perfect way to limit your exposure to large bills for unexpected repairs or replacement.
An MSP will provide you with deployment, management, monitoring, maintenance, and repair for one neatly packaged monthly fee. This model not only improves the stability of your finances by shielding your budget from unanticipated costs but allows for easy upgrades as technologies emerge and change.
With cybersecurity concerns on the rise, 70% of businesses are increasing their cybersecurity investments to stay protected. Most of the emphasis is going to hybrid or multi-cloud security options, including smart analytics and artificial intelligence.
Managed IT brings these cutting-edge strategies within reach of SMB, with a continually updated security protocol centered on keeping your data as secure as possible.
This is particularly important in the current environment, where data and privacy regulations are proliferating at an alarming rate.
Businesses across all industries from education and healthcare to financial, legal, and retail — must meet compliance standards or risk fines, litigation, or loss of customer trust.
Edwards Business Systems — The Managed IT Professionals You Can Trust
At Edwards Business Systems (EBS) we work closely with many small business IT clients to ensure they have all the technology they need for success — while spending as little as possible.
Our team of IT professionals provide an expert evaluation of your current infrastructure — both hardware and software — and compare it against what you need to conquer your current business challenges and meet your goals.
Then, we design a system that will optimize your current equipment, add or upgrade as necessary, and deploy it with a minimum of disruption to your employees and customers. Afterward, you can rely on our team to constantly monitor, adjust, maintain, and keep your network current on updates, upgrades, and patches for safe, secure data management.
Repairs and troubleshooting are no problem with our team of experts on stand-by and our low monthly fee provides peace of mind that you won’t be hit with unexpected bills.
Ready to leverage the specialized knowledge of IT professionals without having to pay for additional staff salaries or overburden current IT staff? Contact an EBS representative now and learn how simple it is to get started with managed IT services.