5 Benefits of Managed IT Support for the Small to Mid-Sized Business

Posted on Feb 22 2017 - 8:08am by Robert Meyers

Whether you have a small local business or you are multinational, computer technology is an integral part of working.

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Whilst this technology simplifies a lot of areas of the business from data storage to communications the actual systems and software is very complex. If anything goes wrong within the network, the software, the hardware falters etc. it is imperative to get it up and running as soon as possible.

Generally larger businesses will have their own in house team of specialists to rely on for these issues but often small to medium sized businesses don’t have this option. In most cases they will have to call for outside tech repair who might not be able to resolve their issue at that time.

It is because of this eventuality that many small to medium sized businesses are now outsourcing their IT issues to IT support services.

There are many benefits to outsourcing the more technical side of your business and here we will discuss why you too should consider this for your business.

  • Any business owner knows that every penny counts and for smaller businesses this is especially true. With that in mind, one of the most beneficial aspects of outsourcing your IT support is how much money it will save you. Many often question how cost efficient it is having to pay a seemingly extra expense for IT support but generally a smaller and less qualified IT department can cost more time and money than its worth. With an IT support service you will have experts ready at all times of the day to handle any of your technical problems without having to be paid full individual wages from you.
  • Outsourcing this type of service means you only have to pay a set monthly cost. All repairs and time spent working on your business’s IT are all included in the package which again makes it a lot more cost effective in the long term.
  • If you were to attempt to use your own staff for your IT support you will find that you have to spend a lot of time training them in this specialist area. Not only will they need to learn about your company’s hardware, software and everything in between but they will regularly need to learn about any updates within these areas. With a managed IT service you won’t need to worry about the ever evolving nature of your technology as you have a team of experts highly qualified in these areas.
  • Having a smaller business means you cannot be on hand 24/7 to monitor everything that is happening with your IT. However, with an IT service provider you will be safe in the knowledge that your systems are being monitored 24 hours a day to ensure that any issues are resolved in the background before it becomes a more serious issue. This will ultimately reduce the risk of your business having any serious issues in the future and give you peace of mind that your IT is in good standing.

As you can see, IT support services are a cost and time efficient means of ensuring your business’s systems are running smoothly.