MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS – WHAT TO CONSIDER
If you’re thinking of taking your business to the next level it is important to recognize the value of managed IT services. It is not easy to give the reins of your business technology to a third party but by doing so, you will gain a multitude of advantages including efficiency, security, and stability that will give you a competitive edge. But before you decide ask yourself 2 questions
IS MY BUSINESS LARGE ENOUGH?
The truth is, any company, regardless of its size or the number of people they employ, will run more efficiently if its technology is monitored, maintained, and managed properly. Your technology is an important facet of your operation that drives profitability and sustains growth.
HOW DOES MAKING AN IT INVESTMENT SAVE MONEY?
Many small businesses tend to focus on their core operations or marketing and sales. They only worry about technology when it breaks, figuring they’ll just call a service technician to come to the office and fix whatever the problem is. Or buy some new hardware at Office Depot.
There are some very obvious flaws to this strategy.
- You’re paying way too much when it’s way too late – An issue that was likely preventable with early detection has escalated into a full blown business disruption and that on-call technician likely charges a high hourly rate, on top of hardware replacement costs, and may not get to your site right away. Being proactive rather than reactive to technology issues is important.
- Don’t forget productivity killers – It’s taking your employees too long to boot their computers. Servers and applications are running slowly. Employee devices are full of Malware. Non-technical employees are running around troubleshooting tech problems, instead of doing their actual jobs. If you see this, your present approach to IT management is killing employee productivity and your bottom line.
- What happens internally is noticed externally – Don’t think for a second that customers or clients don’t notice outdated or slow internal technology and mismanagement. If your site or applications are down often, run slowly, or your customer service rep tells them “I’m sorry, our system is down”, they’re noticing and it’s hurting your business.
For most small businesses, when all is said and done, professionally managed IT services will give you a competitive edge, guaranteeing your business is always leveraging the newest most cutting-edge technology, and enhancing your relationships with customers and clients – all while reducing costs.
Are you ready for YOUR technology to work for you? Contact the IT specialists at All Mountain Technologies today to make your business more efficient, secure, organized and successful.