One thing is certain: The digital landscape is alive with change.
But when it comes to governing critical operations, like IT related assets, business owners may lack the forward-thinking so necessary to implement strategies to protect “the data and information systems that support an organization’s operations.”
Balancing the ‘Economic and Operational’ Facets of the Business
Looking to 2019, Forbes projects that business owners will need ” IT modernization” to remain competitive.
Utilizing the services of an IT managed service provider can be the right decision to maintain profitability while growing the business:
‘Outsourcing’ Can Ensure Predictable Costs
Some SMB-owners may choose to keep their IT services in-house, but the downside can wreak havoc with budgets: hiring replacements, scheduling personnel and instituting development training.
Contracting with an experienced MSP can free up internal staff from the day-to-day maintenance of the network, including initiating critical upgrades and vulnerability management to monitoring individual sites and systems.
Proactive ‘Risk Management’
In some cases, IT staff may lack the time and expertise to properly assess the security of their company networks, let alone developing a written Disaster Recovery (DR) plan when systems go down.
An IT managed service provides the risk assessments need to implement the right services to keep the network secure and compliant.
Keeping the Infrastructure Up-to-Date
“Getting it right” the first time when updating hardware, or deploying new business processing software is key to growing the business. But SMB-owners focused on such tasks can lose sight of the ever-present tech curve and the importance of identifying system scalability in adapting to changing needs.
Safeguarding the Network
Forbes notes how vital it is for companies to follow “best practices” once they have installed and configured any new hardware. Overlooking important upgrades to the network can leave it open to cybercrime intrusions and malware issues.
Low Monthly Costs for Increased ROI
Purchasing, configuring and deploying new equipment is an expensive proposition for most any business, particularly as business try to keep ahead of the technology curve to stay competitive.
A single licensing agreement (SLA) with a trusted MSP can bring costs down through set monthly payments that can increase ROI.
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