You need your IT solutions to be in working order, otherwise you’re dead in the water. Here’s where managed service providers come in.
A managed service provider works differently from the old break-fix model. Rather than only coming in to perform maintenance or repairs after a system has failed, the MSP becomes your IT manager, helping you to choose the best solutions for your needs, and monitoring your network remotely to prevent problems before they happen.
If your current technology is outdated or running on older software, your network is much more vulnerable to malware, cyber attacks, and incompatibility issues. You have to get current. Let’s look at three options:
Are you a tech head? You could do it yourself if you can prioritize the time. Most business owners are too busy to manage their own office technology. They don’t get to it, so without proper attention, everything starts to “age,” and problems start to pop up.
One option is to hire in-house IT. If all goes well you have repairs and maintenance on tap, but you also have a new employee, with salary, insurance, and workspace.
With a managed service provider, your technology will continuously be updated and maintained. Your MSP is familiar with all the latest malware issues, will keep your network security updated, monitor your hardware, and let you know ahead of time what upgrades to budget for. Plus, your MSP can remotely run update installations during off-hours. You pay a monthly rate and there’s no new employee.
To find out more about what a managed service provider can do for your business, reach out to Quikteks Tech Support at (973) 882-4644. We can help.
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