When someone says IT managed services, the same look of absolute confusion passes across a person’s face. And that’s totally normal. If you don’t work in the IT sector, it’s a foreign term. Just like the word jurisprudence make no sense to anyone but lawyers, or xerostomia makes no sense to anyone but those in the dental field. (You just Googled those terms, didn’t you?)
So what is IT managed services, for those of us who have no idea? It’s fully outsourced IT management that is a necessity that will save your business from a whole lot of headache. Basically, if it’s IT-related, managed services can make it better. But what exactly can this modern IT solution save your business from? Well, listen up. We’re about to tell you.
Managed services is well-known for one feature above all: proactive monitoring. With this feature, a group of technicians constantly monitor your technology to ensure nothing fails. If a potential problem surfaces, these technicians will be all over it before it turns into an issue. And sometimes, these advanced technicians might even fix the problem before you ever knew one existed.
Because of all this monitoring, you and your staff will experience very little downtime. Your IT is no longer sputtering out of control and choking on its lack of upkeep. It does what it should, when it should, no matter what. Why? Because a group of technicians make sure that it does.
When you have fully managed technology, your technology is… well, fully managed. From routine maintenance and automatic upgrades to proactive monitoring and instant support, your technology remains consistent because it’s consistently taken care of.
In other words, hurdles are all but eliminated. Problems are identified and corrected immediately, and your business can remain productive and free of IT challenges and complications.
Sure, you might still have a piece of hardware break down on you from time to time. And yeah, your network might have an issue or two every now and then. But with managed services, this won’t cost you anything. It’s bundled into a flat, monthly rate that should only change if you decide to expand your business or upgrade your technology.
This means that those ridiculously large and out-of-control repair expenses go away completely. You finally have the full ability to successfully budget for your technology. No more guessing. No more hoping. No more praying. It is what it is and won’t change.
With the lovely combination of routine maintenance, proactive monitoring, and a flat, monthly rate, a fully managed technology solution removes the element of surprise from your IT. There will be no coming to work on a Monday morning only to discover a broken-down network. There will be no large repair fees to wait for. And there will be no dreading an eventual collapse of your data. Managed services isn’t a fan of surprises.
No more Googling. No more YouTube-ing. No more calling that friend of a friend. Managed services is managed by a group of technicians who are experts at what they do. You are no longer the wannabe IT guru, and you no longer have to act like you know what you’re doing.
Need help? Call your managed service provider (MSP). Need advice? Call your MSP. Need something fixed? Call your MSP.