Saving time and money is always a business goal, and nowhere is it more important than in small and midsize companies. When it comes to your bottom line, managed services is one of the best ways to help your business operate more efficiently and economically.
Managed services allows a business to outsource IT support for greater functionality and improved productivity. Common services include IT security, data backup and recovery, software administration, and remote monitoring and management. The precise mix of managed services can differ from business to business, but companies worldwide can benefit from this modern-day technology solution.
Managed services can produce significant savings for your business, particularly when it comes to four key factors: money, time, resources, and reputation.
Saving money is at the top of this list because it’s typically at the top of every business owner’s list. Controlling expenses is a daily goal, and sometimes your infrastructure can make this a challenge. Managed services allows a business to maintain its IT environment for a fixed cost each month. This fee typically covers routine maintenance, support, and troubleshooting and repairs as needed. A consistent, fixed expense like this can give your budget some much-needed breathing room for investment into your business. Use the cost savings to grow your business, educate your staff, expand your reach… do the things you really want to do with your business.
It only takes one incident of downtime to realize just how important your IT infrastructure is to your bottom line. Managed services can help to mitigate downtime by identifying issues before they affect your productivity. Your managed services provider administers support on an ongoing basis, meaning you and your staff won’t have to sit around waiting for help to arrive. This proactive approach to business continuity will save you time and allow your staff to remain productive.
Many businesses have a de facto IT person – the individual who perhaps knows the most about how to fix what goes wrong. Though it may not be in their official job description, this employee is the person whom everyone turns to when tech misbehaves. Managed services can take this kind of burden off of your staff. It’s hard to beat a dedicated team of experts whose sole purpose is to make sure your IT runs smoothly. Your staff will benefit from infrastructure that works as it should, and best of all, they will be able to do their jobs.
Save Your Reputation
No business wants to be the one that lets its customers down. Outdated, inept technology makes such a letdown more likely. Lost data, network issues, and business downtime can all affect your reputation with your customers. Managed services makes it possible to maintain a safer, more secure IT environment. Such an environment contributes to a positive reputation and helps you to gain and maintain a stronger competitive edge.
Your company’s IT environment is critical to the success of your business, both in terms of economy and efficiency. Partnering with a managed service provider can help you to maintain an infrastructure that is up-to-date and reliable. Lieberman Technologies works with businesses of all sizes to establish the managed services offerings that fit their needs. Want to know more? Contact us!