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The essential value of business IT management programs
In the world of business, one priority dictates our level of service—operational efficiency. Unfortunately, not every company can operate at a high level of efficiency. In theory, this would be ideal, but the facts don’t lie. Think of the small businesses. Whether it’s a startup or a growing organization looking to build momentum, IT resources may be scarce.
Due to a lack of technology, necessary updates and network management may fall behind. This ultimately puts the company’s system at risk of a breach or an outage. Fortunately, there is a solid solution that can help you avoid these issues—personalized managed IT service programs.
If you’re still unsure about the power of IT management, we can address all of your concerns with the following overview. Let’s start with the basics.
To put it simply, managed IT is the practice of outsourcing tech-related functions to a third-party provider. When you sign up for one of these programs, a professional managed service provider (MSP) works around the clock to deter risks and improve efficiencies throughout your business’s infrastructure. Key responsibilities include:
- Network testing and monitoring
- Overseeing network security and risk mitigation
- Connectivity and bandwidth
- Providing data storage
- Managing installations and upgrades
- Suggesting and implementing software patches
- Providing web hosting
- Network provisioning or virtualization
- Performance monitoring and reporting
- Providing help desk technical support
Managed services are proactive solutions that steer businesses away from downtime, repairs, and other expensive headaches. Aside from preventing disasters, MSPs can help you secure an edge in these critical areas:
Working with a tight IT budget? Don’t worry, you can eliminate the big pile of bills causing stress simply by establishing a long-term partnership with a reliable MSP. Since Virtual-Q offers a fixed, monthly, per user rate for their services, your costs are predictable and can be aligned with your revenue—with the ability to scale up or scale down based on the demands of your business. Save money on system updates, hardware support, maintenance, and security with one all-inclusive service bundle.
MSPs help centralize your network applications and servers into a single data center. This centralization welcomes faster speed and higher accessibility for all staff, regardless of location. The system also helps secure mobile and web access points to give your team wider access to company data, even when they’re on the go.
One of the best parts of IT system management is the continual upgrades that result at no additional expense. Your IT systems remain current, your infrastructure maintains relevancy, and you have access to enterprise-level services at an affordable rate with no financial risks.
Contrary to popular belief, outsourcing does not reduce your level of data security. In fact, most managed IT programs are designed with robust data protection features. MSPs follow stringent safety and data management regulations to minimize technology-related frustrations. This means a lack of system failures, less downtime, more productivity, and safe versions of your most valuable assets.
Now that you know what to look for in an MSP, it’s time to secure the advantages with a partner you can trust for reliable managed services and professional technology guidance. The experts at Virtual-Q have you covered with personalized solutions that align with your unique business model. Send us a message to schedule an upcoming technology consultation.