Businesses have a lot of demands and a finite amount of time to meet them in. Using a Managed Service Provider (MSP) in the IT industry can help keep your IT up to date and ready to face any challenges thrown its way.
According to IDC, an American market research firm, the MSP industry is expected to earn upwards of $17 billion in 2015 – a more than 420 percent increase. That just goes to show the kind of demand MSPs generate and how well they perform their duties given the increased demand.
What’s driving that increased demand is the immediate benefits of MSPs:
24/7 Monitoring and Proactive Support – most businesses don’t have a way to monitor their networks 24/7/365 and be notified in real time when things go south. This is an invaluable benefit of an MSP as they have the resources and ability to resolve any issue immediately, and before they become larger issues. What this means is improved security for your business and your end users.
Technology Solutions to Meet Your Needs – MSPs worth their salt will be able to offer multiple technology solutions that are capable of meeting your current needs, and evolving to meet future needs as well. Cloud expertise and solutions would also fall under technology solutions, which provide you with the tools you need to decide what goes into the Cloud and what stays in-house.
Efficiency – with the resources available to MSPs, your business benefits greatly from the efficiency in which issues are reported and then resolved. With your MSP taking care of any technical issues that arise, end users and other staff are able to focus more of their time on what they’re actually there for – instead of trying to fix IT problems.
Cost Savings – a quality outsourced IT strategy should save your business money in the long-term, and is able to accomplish this by limiting the large capital investment towards ongoing expenses for physical hardware. In addition to savings on hardware and maintenance costs, you never pay for more than you ever need at any given time.
Managed Service Providers are becoming the gold standard in outsourcing day-to-day management responsibilities and operations of IT and other business operations. If your business has yet to take advantage of all a dedicated MSP has to offer, perhaps it’s time to reach out to a company held in high standard within the industry such as Intivix.