Technology is a vital aspect of any business and critical to their maintaining a competitive edge in any industry. But making sure your digital assets are properly managed is just as important as making sure you have the right digital assets in the first place.
That’s why many SMBs and even enterprise businesses are investing in Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Rather than simply providing break/fix IT solutions when you need them, MSPs are dedicated to understanding your specific goals and providing unique business value through their services.
They Align Your Technology with Your Business Goals
A Managed Service Provider’s aim is to ensure that your tech is aligned with your specific business strategy. Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach, they tailor solutions to your operational needs and long- and short-term goals. They meet with you often to assess those goals and develop strategies that will ensure your tech aids rather than hinders business growth.
MSPs also manage those aspects of technology that may be currently handled by personnel with other roles, such as project managers or front desk specialists. With their management services, they can fill the gaps where needed so that your staff can focus on core operations rather than putting out IT fires.
Further, some MSPs are highly experienced in specific industries and can ensure you get customized solutions that comply with industry standards. For example, for medical offices that need their technology to comply with HIPAA or PCI DSS requirements, MSPs can offer expert compliance services to ensure you don’t fall victim to non-compliance litigations or fees.
They Save You Money
A Managed Service Provider offers a team of IT experts at about the same rate as a single salaried employee. This means that instead of staffing an entire in-house staff, you can pay for managed or co-managed IT services at a fraction of the cost and get access to professionals with several different IT specialities.
You can also take advantage of services such as continual system monitoring that may not be available from an in-house team. With this type of ongoing support, your business will face far less downtime, meaning you’ll be able to increase productivity in a way that directly benefits your bottom line.
They Protect Your Valuable Data
Cybersecurity is a very real threat that has only accelerated in the past few months as social engineering becomes more prevalent during the pandemic. Your data is extremely valuable to hackers, and their methods of breaching that data are becoming more and more sophisticated.
Cybersecurity has therefore become a top priority for many businesses, yet many in-house teams don’t have the expertise or resources to conduct necessary security procedures such as continual system monitoring.
With a reliable Managed Service Provider, however, their teams are made up of professionals whose skills range across several different specialties. Because they are part of a larger organization, they have the resources to offer both on and offsite support and other services that may be inaccessible from an in-house team.
They also remain educated on all areas of cybersecurity to help your company remain respected and trusted. Cyber attacks can diminish any company’s credibility and can be incredibly costly. Billions of dollars are lost each year to cyber attacks, and MSPs are dedicated to understanding new threats so they can effectively combat them and protect your business.
They Discover Unique Tech Opportunities to Help Your Business Grow
Managed Service Providers work under a business model that requires them to develop strong relationships with their clients in order to keep their business. This means that they are much more dedicated than a generic IT provider to find unique solutions for your technology that will actually assist in long-term growth rather than serve as a temporary fix.
In addition to this, MSPs frequently analyze your systems and stay up to date on specific industry tech solutions that can benefit your business. The fear of losing data can be a sobering thought for any business owner, but through solutions such as the cloud, custom software, and other tailored services, your MSP can help you protect that data at all times.
With a Managed Service Provider, you can add real quantifiable value to your business. Their ability to address unique challenges you face with your technology makes them a worthwhile business partner to help you align your tech with your overall strategy.
MSPs, because they want to develop strong, long-term business relationships with you, work tirelessly to make educated choices that will create a sustainable future for your company rather than offer generic solutions.
If you want to learn more about how adNET Technology Management’s managed IT services can be an invaluable resource for your business, contact us today.