The Managed Service Provider (MSP) segment is growing by leaps and bounds because business owners are realizing that their IT staff (if they even have one) cannot provide the wide range of benefits that an MSP can provide, which can include the following:
- Improved reliablity of IT
- Enhanced security and compliance
- Cost effectiveness
- Free up existing IT staff for projects and growth
Improved reliability of IT
There are many reasons that so many businesses decide to outsource their IT. Many times, it comes down to the fact that their in-house IT staff (if they even have one) is overburdened with projects or lack the necessary knowledge for your company to take the next step in their growth.
Outsourcing your IT to a reliable partner can alleviate these issues. An IT partner can bring many different areas of expertise to your company as well as providing all the latest technologies without the burden of CAPEX. A reliable partner can provide remote monitoring and management, off-site backups, cloud computing and storage as well as numerous other technologies to help your company stay current in the fast-paced business world.
Enhanced security and compliance
A typical business has many devices, from mobile phones, laptops and desktops, to various types of storage, each one representing a potential security breach. Trying to maintain security across the board is paramount to ensuring the stability of your business. As well, many businesses need to maintain compliance to meet the requirements of various certifications such as HIPAA or SOC II.
Your MSP partner can provide their expertise in ensuing that all devices are patched to the latest and most secure levels as well as providing off-site backups in the case of an emergency or human error.
Using an MSP can bring many cost benefits. Not only through their expertise in hardware and software, making sure that you have best of breed without overpaying, but many MSPs can provide hardware with a lease plan which adds a level of predictability to your monthly budget. This increased ROI is an area that should not be overlooked should you decide to proceed with using an MSP partner.
Free up existing IT staff for projects and growth
One benefit that is mostly overlooked when thinking about using an MSP is the benefit of freeing up your existing IT staff to work on projects and tasks they are better suited to handle. Your MSP partner can handle all the mundane tasks such as patching, compliance, backups and more while your IT staff can work on internal projects.
Your MSP partner can help you see all the benefits that they can provide.