THE BUSINESS OWNER’S GUIDE TO MANAGED IT SERVICE PROVIDERS
How do you guarantee you
r business’s wireless network is always running smoothly? Not everyone can afford the luxury of hiring their own internal IT team to consistently monitor their network. This is especially true for small businesses, which are still trying to get established and keep costs low while growing into larger organizations (but don't worry - we got you covered!).
If you don't have familiarity with the vast range of technology available, then hiring a managed IT service provider will probably be your best solution. iDeploy and our team of expert professionals can help manage and maintain any network issues and offer IT support when needed. In this article, we’ll cover:
What managed IT service providers are
How they work
What they can offer your business
Defining Managed IT Service Providers The managed IT services industry is a competitive market that offers businesses peace of mind when it comes to the installation and management of their technology. Managed IT service providers take care of everything from hardware installation and repair to software updates and IT Support. Managed IT services are a great way to ensure your business has the tools it needs for success. The remote management team is always on call to help you with any IT issues that arise. They can perform routine maintenance, install new software or hardware (as needed) to best suit your company's demands, and much more! The team of IT experts work together tirelessly to offer comprehensive support when it matters most. What Managed IT Service Teams Do for Your Network Managed IT teams are a great resource for business owners who don’t want to bring on the cost of an on-site team or deal with having to pay specialized experts every time there's a problem with their network. With a managed IT service provider, business owners can sleep soundly at night knowing their network is well-maintained. The managed IT service provider will proactively monitor the network for problems and perform maintenance checks or small upgrades to make sure everything is running at peak performance smoothly. And if something in their infrastructure should have a problem they can quickly identify it so that any issues get fixed right away. It is not uncommon for managed IT teams to take on the responsibility of managing all aspects, from storage and infrastructure up through network security for cloud-computing. Cloud computing is an increasingly popular way for organizations to store and process data. However, this new technology requires special expertise in order to manage its storage infrastructure as well as network connections. For cloud-based managed IT services, you can choose what type of management and deployment process works best for your company. Cloud-based service providers can either work on an application level or network level, and will help you establish which plan best suits your business’s IT needs. How Your Business Can Benefit From Managed IT Services Managed IT teams offer a number of services that can benefit your business, including but not limited to, the day-to-day monitoring and maintenance for the wireless network. When contracted, these experts act as the backbone of your business’s technological infrastructure. “Sure Managed IT services are a flexible, cost effective solution for my business's technological needs and they're responsive if I ever need help with the network... But what makes them SO beneficial to my company?”
You’ll Get Support and Proactive Monitoring
Managed services teams are available 24/7 and can handle everything from routine maintenance tasks to more complex repairs or updates. There is nothing worse than when your entire network goes down. Fortunately, the managed services team will be monitoring it and preventing any outages from happening so you don't have to worry about datacenter downtime or being without connectivity at all! Some teams use specialized software that can diagnose minor issues before they become major ones by stopping problems early on in their development cycle - this way we're able prevent things like power fluctuations leading up to brownouts which could cause much deeper hardware failures if left unchecked. Managed IT services experts can also prevent malware or viruses from disrupting your network, so you don’t miss out on any important work! With a remote managed services provider monitoring your network systems 24/7, you won't have to worry about sudden drops in performance because the team is taking care of things.
No Need For an On-Site Team
Managing your own network can be overwhelming for business owners. It can be costly and time consuming to not only hire and train an on-site team to manage everything, but to keep up with all of the technology that is available or necessary to do so. Hiring a managed service provider is the perfect solution, when managing your own IT department is too much work. Not only will they take over all of your network management for you but in some cases, like cloud management, they may provide hardware and equipment that eliminates any need to buy it yourself. Lastly, your business can grow seamlessly without having to hire more IT professionals. Managed IT providers have enough staff to manage everything in their stead - saving time and effort from start to finish with the services they offer.
You Can Scale Your Business and Network Without Worry
Contracting managed IT services saves you time, money and sanity on keeping up with hardware and installation, providing the necessary upgrades as your business’s technology needs grow. As your business grows, you'll need more storage space and bandwidth on the network. There is no need for new hardware and additions to the server room or data center when you use iDeploy’s managed services team to take care of your network. There are no surprises; we know what needs expanding and when it's time for an upgrade. You can just focus on running a great business while we do all the hard work! Since the remote team can handle all of your IT needs, your business can scale with a network that’s always able to support it. As you bring on more people to your team and add more workspaces to your work areas, your network will need to be able to support these new team members. Having a remote team that can make recommendations and implement them will help you more easily expand. And if you open up a second business location and need to install hardware, your remote team will be able to help.