managed-services-MangedAs more small and medium-sized businesses continue to become reliant upon advanced technology for everyday operational functions, the need for solutions and equipment has also increased. Because many entrepreneurs and decision-makers in smaller, younger firms do not have the organizational knowledge or budget to deploy these solutions as quickly as they need, managed services are becoming far more popular.

This approach to IT management comes with a variety of benefits, including more fluid deployments of strategies and technologies, easier management demands and enhanced cost management. By overcoming complexities and ensuring a smoother overall oversight process, key players in the business will be better positioned to focus on strategic matters.

3 reasons for MSP utilization
Managed service providers will offer a wide range of solutions and technologies, but a growing number continue to push toward total package deals that save business owners money and drive interoperability of systems. Additionally, security is one of the more important priorities for many companies, and leaving the back end management procedures to the professionals can represent a significant step in the right direction.

From a small business owner standpoint, here are three core catalysts for MSP utilization:

  1. Configuration: When a new system or technology is deployed, the adequacy of the configuration process will often dictate performance in the long term. When configuration practices have not been correctly completed, security vulnerabilities and productivity issues will quickly become major problems for any business. MSPs ensure that this aspect of deployments is accomplished accurately and efficiently.
  2. Trends management: Think about how quickly the enterprise mobility and BYOD trend spread across the private sector, as well as the almost immediate need for these capabilities among the average business. When MSPs are being used for a variety of IT and telecommunications purposes, corporate decision-makers will often enjoy greater flexibility, staying on top of trends rather than getting buried by them.
  3. Getting the most from key players: Some analysts worried that cloud computing and other major aspects of managed services would pose a threat to IT workers in the past, but this has proven to be completely false. Rather, businesses can use managed services to get more out of their IT personnel, as they will be freed up from everyday maintenance demands and open to take more progressive steps toward delivery and management optimization.

SMBs in the Capital Region can strengthen their asset management, disaster recovery, infrastructure maintenance and IT service delivery performances by partnering with a reliable, local provider of managed services.

Peter Farley, Vice President

Tech II Business Services, Inc.