What is a managed service provider? Managed services is the practice of outsourcing the responsibility for maintaining, and anticipating the need for, a range of processes and functions in order to improve operations and cut expenses.
The main focus of a managed service provider (MSP) is to monitor your systems and proactively maintain your computer network. MSPs can manage your hardware, software, network, servers, and more.
The best part about MSP is that it’s all for you. The improvements and updates happen automatically to ensure that you have the most up to date network security. With the exception of the minor glitches that come with technology in general, any security or system troubleshooting happens behind the scenes.
MSPs Save You Money
Managed service providers work to proactively maintain your network and software. Without an MSP you are working with a break/fix solution, meaning only when something breaks do you put funds into fixing it. This method is costly and ultimately leaves your company open to more tech issues more frequently. Maintaining your network and software means long term corrections, allowing your company to stay online. This also provides your company with consistent network security and helps you avoid loss of data.
MSPs also help you reduce downtime. When your servers go down, it can leave your company paralyzed resulting in lost hours of productivity. An outdated infrastructure is more likely to crash, leaving you without important processes. MSPs help keep your business processes modernized and allow your network to handle the increasing volume as your company grows.
As your business grows it’s important for your servers to keep up. By actively monitoring your network and software, MSPs can implement scalable solutions. No matter the volume of data being processed, your infrastructure functions properly. These solutions allow you to direct your focus towards coaching your staff and building client relationships.
So, why do you need an MSP? Managed service providers handle the mundane and time-consuming IT work so you don’t need to worry about potential security risks. You’ll receive 24/7 monitoring, improved security, and increased efficiency. Your MSP makes processes compliant, minimizing risk and keeping client data safe.
Managed Service Providers are essential to running a successful business. To learn more about how Technology Solutions can provide you with managed services, schedule an appointment today!