If you suspect that your organization has trouble managing its technology, you are far from the only one. Small businesses tend to have more difficulties with technology management and maintenance compared to their enterprise-level counterparts, mostly due to limitations placed on resources and time. You can make things much easier for your business by working with a managed service provider.
First, we should establish what a managed service provider actually does for your business. Basically, for a business that doesn’t have an IT department, a managed service provider can offer services in accordance with what the business needs, no matter how complex or how simple. MSPs are an outsourced service, so you get services rendered in accordance with a service level agreement. You can control just how much you need or how little you need.
This frees up resources by giving your small business more reliable access to labor for technology maintenance, and it’s something that absolutely cannot be understated in its value. If you are currently relying on your employees—those who are not trained to maintain technology, mind you—to take care of your IT infrastructure, you are putting your organization on the line. It’s better to work with a managed service provider like SouthBridge Consulting to ensure that you get access to the professional maintenance and services you need to be successful long-term. Even if you do have an in-house IT department, we can take some of the burden off of them by way of taking on the more menial tasks associated with IT maintenance, like patching and updating systems.
The biggest benefit of working with an MSP is that you can save time and money, either in the short-term or the long-term, depending on your level of commitment. Businesses using the break-fix IT model are known to address technology issues as they occur rather than prevent them outright, a prospect which can be both wasteful and time-consuming. You can save so much in terms of time and resources simply by taking proactive steps to maintain technology rather than respond to issues as they occur.
This is no small task, so we recommend that you work with an MSP to detect and resolve problems by way of preventative maintenance and monitoring services. This is the best way to eliminate downtime for your business. Imagine what you can do with all of the time you’ve taken back from the clutches of downtime! How will you use that additional revenue and time? We’ll let you answer that question for yourself.
SouthBridge Consulting can be your go-to IT resource and managed service provider. All you have to do is pick up the phone and call us at (281) 816-6430.