Managed Service Providers, or MSPs, have emerged as one of the most cost efficient full scale IT solution providers for Start-ups and SMEs. MSPs charge a minimal monthly development fee to manage the growing technological needs of businesses. The following are some of the advantages of businesses opting for A managed service provider:
Increased focus on core business and freed-up resources:
Both business owners as well as the internal IT team would narrow down their focus on core business areas such as product development or release of innovative apps/services. That is why routine maintenance and monitoring are often overlooked by the internal IT team which may prove costly later.
Often misconstrued as a ‘threat’ (really?) to any internal IT team, MSPs instead free up everyday tasks such as periodic server monitoring, network operations, desk duties and storage infrastructure.
Sharing of risks & responsibilities:
MSPs are entrusted with delivering and managing on contracted services; they report, measure, analyze and optimise operation, turning out to be an indisputable catalyst for accelerated growth. Not only do MSPs assume crucial roles, they mitigate risks, enhance process efficiency and transform work culture by bringing in innovative IT practises to internal processes and technologies.
Showcasing best practises, expertise and global tools and technologies:
MSPs have appreciable experience in a gamut of business areas and technological front. Relevancy is the key in today’s business and MSPs help enterprises achieve it easily and puts business on track with changing phases of technology, productivity demands and support. Never be left behind in this scuffle.
Execute key IT tasks without paying through the nose:
Most SME owners swear by proactive management: they lack the resources, budget, or sources for on-demand expertise with IT management. A MSP can give business owners the required IT resources including server support, cost-effective computer systems, remote control and monitoring of key network components such as firewalls and servers, disaster recovery, data backup, custom software solutions, network security, and technology planning and evaluation.
MSPs can bring down the entire IT support costs involved by up to 30% to 50%. Instead of getting bogged down by technology changes, business owners can bring back the focus on business growth. Therefore, the role of an MSP is becoming central in increasing their network’s performance and reliability.