Today’s businesses rely heavily on a vast array of technologies to carry out their everyday tasks and help their business grow, so it’s safe to say that managed IT services are crucial for the long-term success and innovation of companies who use them. While the services that tend to spring to mind first are IT support, IT security and cloud computing, managed service providers (MSP) offer a range of other services that can benefit your business.
What is a Managed IT Service?
A managed service provider (MSP) has the responsibility for maintaining the functionality of IT services and equipment, with the customer typically paying a monthly fee after having migrated to the cloud. There are several types of managed IT services. But, the idea behind them all is to transfer some of the burden of maintaining IT from the customer to an MSP. In a productive managed IT services relationship, the customer benefits from predictable pricing and being able to focus on high-priority business concerns rather than IT management chores.
What are the Benefits of Managed IT Services?
You Have Access to the Best Modern Technology
Leading Managed Service Providers (MSPs) use the most efficient, up-to-date technologies and equipment on the market. IT services are constantly being upgraded which means you never have to worry that your managed IT services will be outdated or obsolete.
Predictable Monthly Costs
Investing in specialist software and hardware can be complicated on a tight budget. Managed services offer the highest quality solutions to customers cost-effectively. Having a fixed monthly payment plan means you always know precisely what services will be used and how much it's going to cost.
The Advice and Guidance of Experienced IT Professionals
When you decide to hire a managed service provider, you instantly gain access to a wealth of invaluable knowledge and experience. Our IT specialists have worked closely with both small and large businesses, helping them to achieve their goals with creative, innovative solutions. With our team overseeing the IT aspects of your business, you couldn’t be in safer hands.
I know what you’re thinking: Surely hiring a managed service provider is just one more expense to pay for? Correct; it is. But by using managed IT services, you allow your business to cut a variety of costs, therefore making it a more cost-effective solution. Not only will you relinquish the need for expensive equipment, such as servers and data centres, but you can also scale your services to suit the needs and budget of your business. Not to mention that it offers many companies the option to downsize their office space because they no longer require the space to house an onsite team.
Disaster Recovery Planning
Disaster recovery planning is a vital process for modern businesses, as it provides them with the blueprint for recovering from a catastrophic event. Using past experience and in-depth knowledge of the IT industry, a managed IT specialist can assist you with the various steps you need to take to protect your business in the event of a disaster — but also the means to get back on your feet as soon as possible.
Increased Collaboration and Remote Work Possibilities
Moving to the cloud is a crucial step for many businesses, as provides the tools and platforms to collaborate more efficiently with colleagues. But it gives your business the resources you need to accommodate remote employees. By being able to access data and documents at any time, from anywhere in the world, there are limitless possibilities for how your business will continue to grow.
What Managed IT Services are Available at ITRM?
At ITRM, we offer a range of managed IT services to suit the varying needs of businesses and the demands of their industry. Below is a list of our services, with links to their dedicated pages:
- IT Security Services
- IT Consultancy
- IT Support and Services
- Move to the Cloud
- IT Advisory
- Website Design and Development
- Network Cabling Services
- Relocation Services
Are Managed IT Services the Future of Business?
Over the course of 2020, we have seen how beneficial remote IT, as well as software that allows employees to work remotely, can be for today’s businesses. COVID-19 has forced many businesses to either shut up shop, furlough their employees or provide their team with the means to work remotely. With the latter in mind, it has demonstrated how many companies can be productive and continue to operate efficiently, even when they aren’t in the office.
So could this be the future of the modern business world? Where businesses opt for a hybrid approach to the conventional office combined with team members who work from home. If so, managed IT services will ensure that this transition is as successful as possible and provides the tools, resources and security to make sure that businesses can adopt a remote approach as safely as possible.
Not only this, but if the worst should occur, and your in-house team is unable to come to work, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your IT specialists are just a call away, offering IT support for even the most complex of issues.
Are you looking for a way to increase your businesses IT efficiency and productivity, while relieving yourself of the responsibilities it requires? ITRM can provide the resources needed to help you succeed with the use of bespoke and innovative managed IT solutions. Get in touch today.