Why Managed Services Is Essential For Small Business


 In today’s business environment, small businesses are heavily dependent on their Information Technology.  Any disruption or downtime can cause a financial hardship and reduce the quality of service provided to their clients.  To ensure a continuous uptime and mitigate any problems it is highly recommended for small businesses to work with a dependable, caring and knowledgeable IT company. 

There’s a misguided notion out there that Managed Services only make sense for large firms. The theory goes that small businesses can’t afford managed IT services, or that the real benefits don’t kick in until the company reaches a larger size. We disagree. Here are six solid reason why Managed Services are essential for small businesses like yours:

Lower Your IT Costs

When you manage your own IT or call an IT company in case of network problem, you’re on the hook for everything, in real time. When something goes down that’s beyond the ability of your in-house team to fix or you’re not sure when an specialist can bring you system up and how much it would costs. In just about every case your costs are lower when you choose managed services.

Stabilize Your IT Costs

With managed services, your costs are predictable. One monthly fee gets you all the support you need. No more payments to pricey specialists.

Access a Broad, Deep Skill Set

Having a Managed IT Service company as your partner, can bring you the peace of mind that a team of experts with a wide variety of skills are ready to handle any type of problems that you might encounter promptly and correctly. No more jerry-rigged IT fixes, and no more calls out to expensive specialists who are slow to respond.  When you have a Managed Services agreement the response time is immediate. 

Enhance Your Cybersecurity

Most small businesses are having a hard time protecting their data and sensitive information against Cyber-attacks.  Majority of them do not have the resources to stay current on internet security. They have no plan if they in case of a data breach.

By contracting with a qualified managed services provider, you get access to proactive remote network monitoring. If an intrusion occurs, your MSP will see it and take corrective measures.

Some small businesses even think they are immune from the threat because they’re small. This is far from the truth. Most hackers and digital thieves create Bots to look for vulnerabilities.  The Bots scan the internet and attack vulnerable targets, like small businesses with dated technology and policies. Don’t be a victim; enhance your cybersecurity by contracting with an MSP.

Focus on What Sets You Apart

What makes your organization special? Something does, or you’d be out of business by now. Every minute of every day that someone in your organization spends making IT decisions or problem-solving IT issues is time that they aren’t spending on what makes you unique.

Partnering with a managed services provider will free your in-house staff to continue making your organization uniquely you by focusing on what sets you apart.

Reduce Stress on Leadership

Contracting with a qualified managed services provider is a great way to reduce the stress load on your team.  IT problems require attention from leadership and can cause stress when a company doesn’t have a cohesive plan for defending against cyber-attacks. They can’t solve this problem themselves, but they worry about the liability the company would face if an attack does occur. Your finance, accounting, and HR leaders will experience stress when the current in-house team solves problems inefficiently and as that team balloons in size to meet demands.

If your small business could use help in any of these areas, it’s time to learn more about what CEO Computers can do for you. Contact us today to get started.