If you’re a business owner, you’ve probably heard of the term “Managed IT Services” by now. What are they? And who needs them?
What are Managed IT Services?:
In a nutshell, Managed IT services: “The practice of outsourcing daily management responsibilities for cutting business expenses and improving performance.” The managed IT service provider will take responsibility for selected IT services and functions on your behalf so you can concentrate on running your business.
Popular Managed IT Services: Data Recovery, Data Backup, Security, User Management, Help Desk, Network Management, and 24/7/365 Monitoring
Who Needs Managed IT Services?:
Any business that is falling behind keeping up with: Data backups, patching, security, PCI Compliance, especially any business that would suffer revenue loss if their network went down, Any business that needs guaranteed up time and productivity.
Can you save money with managed IT services?
Yes, it’s one of the top 3 benefits of outsourcing your IT department. Most Managed IT service providers will work with you and give you options. You can either receive a monthly fixed cost or a “break fix” hourly solution. When you outsource your managed IT department, you gain a team of experienced individuals. This is more cost effective than having an in house IT employee.
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What Qualities to look for in a Managed IT Service Provider?
- A good Managed IT service provider will offer you a free network health evaluation
- They will want to meet with you and listen to your business needs and goals
- They will want to work with your budget to maximize ROI
- They will offer custom tailored solutions
- They will not up sell service you don’t need
- They will not make you sign a contract upon meeting them
Thanks for reading “What are Managed IT Services, and Who Needs them?”
If you’re looking to outsource your IT department, we’re happy to help. Our office is located in San Diego, California. At Hyphenet, we provide managed IT services to small and large companies across the United States. Contact us today if you have any questions about Manged IT Services. (619)325-0990
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