Maybe you have heard of hosted managed services and are wondering what it really means and how it can benefit your small business. In short, hosted managed services is when a business lets a managed service provider handle all of their IT operations to include 24-hour monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting problems, and more.
Why Hosted Managed Services is Preferred by Small Businesses
Many small business owners have begun to realize how important it is to offload their IT operations to a managed service provider. Reliance on IT has grown significantly. In order for small businesses to operate efficiently and to compete with larger companies, having reliable IT resources is critical. Without proper preventative maintenance items such as backups, security issues, and more, your business could face an IT outage. An outage can result in hours of downtime which means loss of productivity and revenue.
The Benefits of Hosted Managed Services
One of the biggest benefits of hosted managed services is preventative maintenance. Your service provider can discover and fix problems before they can negatively impact your business.
There is also a huge cost savings. There are no upfront costs such as buying hardware (servers) and software associated with an in-house IT department. Many business owners also like the flat-fee billing model. There is no guessing as to what the bill will be. Your company has access to enterprise-level support for the same price each month.
Other benefits include:
- 24-hour monitoring
- Reduced operating costs
- Minimized downtime
- Increased productivity
If your business is in need of professional IT support at an affordable price, hosted managed services is an ideal choice. A well-maintained computer network will make a positive difference in your business operations. You will spend your time running your business rather than putting out IT fires.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We proactively monitor workstations, servers, and networks as well as providing system cleanup, patch maintenance, technical support and more.