If you’re a business owner who made it through quarantine thanks to your Managed Service Provider (MSP), there’s no better time to put your hands together for the IT professionals who kept your team in touch for the past few months than July 31st. This date marks the annual holiday known as System Administrator Appreciation Day. And to celebrate, we’re dropping a friendly reminder of all the ways outsourcing your IT to an MSP full of technology experts helps companies save money.
If our recent pandemic hasn’t made it abundantly clear, businesses can survive or perish based on their ability to adapt to the unexpected. When your company utilizes an MSP to manage its systems, you can make quick decisions with the confidence that they can be implemented in the shortest amount of time possible. Adjustments that would require hours of training and research are now squarely in the hands of experts who can deliver your needs at the snap of your fingers.
Need to shift more of your workforce onto the cloud? A team of IT professionals is on deck to jump in and make sure that transition is seamless. Need to move into a new office in a hurry? Your new conference room will be ready to go before you even step through the door.
In the end, being able to quickly shift directions while having tech-savvy experts assess upfront what the costs are will allow you to better budget these crucial decisions and save your business time and money.
BETTER VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS
Being able to make adjustments and choose your technological systems wisely isn’t just a matter of having the right knowledge. If you’re handling IT on your own, you’ll need to develop relationships with technology vendors, manage the contracts and pricing structures that come with their services, and nurture those relationships, so you’re always up to date. When you add an MSP to the mix, they act as a neutral partner who can manage those relationships with objectivity and make sure you’re only paying for what you use. Inserting an expert eye into this process streamlines your vendor relationships, allows you to control costs, and lets you shift your attention to more pressing matters, once again improving your bottom line.
Of course, the most glaring risk for any company dealing with technology is getting hacked. Data breaches cost companies $200,000 on average, according to a 2019 report. And using an MSP boosts your security profile immensely by adding a team whose primary focus is making sure your systems are secure and that your employees are aware of the latest risks. But the benefits of an MSP don’t stop there. Nowadays, almost every transfer of data is subject to government legislation. And whether your company needs to manage and document compliance with HIPAA, DFARS, or FINRA, an MSP can guide you through these tricky regulations, so you don’t end up paying hefty fines.
Is your system running smoothly as you transition back to the office? If you’re feeling the need to minimize costs and focus your energy on picking up steam again, now is the perfect time to hand off your IT duties to a team of dedicated technology professionals. Contact Net Works today to find out all the ways we can streamline your systems and save you money!