14 Jul 2016

What properly managed IT Services should do for your business

You’ve done the research, and you know that using managed IT services is the right decision for your organisation. So, as you begin exploring different providers, how can you be sure you have chosen the best MSP (Managed Service Provider)?

Here is a list of six things to look for as you search for an MSP. Use it as a “shopping list” to check for all the aspects that make up a quality managed IT service provider.

1. Future-proof services

Leading MSPs use the best technologies and equipment available on the market for your business needs. With ever-increasing changes in technology and ever-growing options, you will never worry about upgrades or making the right choices again.

2. Predictable monthly costs

In life, there are few guarantees. Despite all the planning and preparation, things sometimes go awry. However, a fixed monthly payment plan means that whatever mishap occurs, you know precisely your coverage and your cost. No unexpected charges, guaranteed.

3. Expertise

An MSP provides you access to a pool of engineers with advanced, technical skills. Training comes at a premium and the breadth of skills needed is wide, so save the expense of training your staff for all the skills they will rarely use.

4. Flexibility

Managed IT Service Providers can be extremely flexible; a pay-as-you-go payment plan allows for quick growth or cost savings, depending on your businesses needs.

5. Disaster recovery and business continuity

Unplanned outages have huge repercussions for your business. Managed IT Services have designed sophisticated networks for maintaining business continuity. Your data will be safe, and your voice services will continue to be delivered even if your main office is lost.

6. Secure infrastructure

An MSP’s data centre and managed network infrastructure is tightly managed and often more robust than a typical business environment. Infrastructure is under 24-7, 365-days per year management, with rigid security procedures.