The best way to correct problems is before they happen. Example: Patching your roof before the rain comes so you won’t have to worry about drips. Working with an IT managed service provider can often mean you get a team who fixes your problems after they happen. Good, but not great. The right IT-MSP will be a reliable partner who keeps a close eye on the conditions that could become problems, presents solutions to mitigate them, and keeps you moving toward your goals. No shutdowns or crises required.
IT support from a full team of experts
What makes IT managed services such a powerful solution is that it partners you with experts who ensure that everything you use to create, share, and save information is in good working order. These experts don’t just fix issues when something goes wrong. They anticipate problems before they happen and work to make sure that they don’t.
Your IT managed services partner acts as eyes and ears on your systems to help business run smoothly, protecting your company and clients. When you find a provider who understands your organization and goals, they can even help you leverage the technology you already have to scale the growth of your business.
Guidance for getting the most from technology
You wouldn’t set out to climb Everest without finding an experienced guide. Someone who knew the best way up the mountain as well as the very first signs of a storm. Likewise, if you’re setting out to harness the power of technology to help your business do big things, the best way to find the right path is to get guidance from a partner who already knows the way.
IT managed services give you access to experts who walk the path every day. The issues you’re experiencing may be new to you, but chances are good that a seasoned provider has seen—and solved—them before. That means you’ll spend less time trying to fix your technology and more time doing the things you do best. It also means better security for the clients and customers who put their trust in your company.
Finding the right IT managed services provider
According to CompTIA.org, more than 80% of companies are understaffed in technology and business operations. That’s a huge gap between the capabilities businesses need and their actual daily operations. No wonder so many are considering IT managed services.
Yet even this solution can have a few drawbacks. It’s a sobering truth that most IT managed services clients switch vendors as soon as their contract is up. All too often, companies hire the cheapest firm they can find, only to learn in the midst of a crisis that these providers can’t deliver on their promises.
Price is important, but it’s only one factor among many. Finding a provider who shares your vision, understands your priorities, and knows how you want to grow is just as important. We created an ebook to help you find what you need.