How To Choose A Reliable IT Managed Service Provider

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One of the biggest challenge in your business is how to use your limited resources most effectively. Every decision you make, whether it’s to do with products, marketing, financing or operations is, ultimately, about boosting your bottom line.

Another challenge you face as a small business is getting your IT systems working reliably and efficiently. It takes up time for you and your staff, and there is always the worry that the IT choices you make may not be the best informed. After all, it’s not your skillset, right? If you’re able to afford in-house IT staff, it’s an expense you’d rather not have, and they need time off too, so they’re not always around. Finding good talent in the first place is another challenge.

An IT managed services provider can help here. They are specialists who can act as your outsourced IT professionals.

IT managed services providers

An IT managed services provider can help you like this:

  • Optimisation of your IT investment; improved productivity

With IT, it’s difficult to know where to start. You have better things to do to keep the business happening, but you know that you can’t ignore your IT. An IT managed services provider can use their expertise to optimise your productivity and efficiency, getting the most out of your technology spending so you can do what you do best.

  • Available 24/7

An good IT managed services provider should be available 24/7/365, unlike an in-house team. Their professional experience should cover everything including network security, hardware, software, email, file storage, data backup and recovery.

  • Keeping up with technology trends

IT managed services providers keep abreast of the latest trends – what is a fad or what is genuinely going to help you in your business. They are also across the important trends in cybersecurity – where the next threat is coming from, how to mitigate risks and how to keep you business safe and secure.

  • Ransomware and threat protection

These days, ransomware and malware are big concerns for businesses (and individuals, for that matter). An IT managed services provider can recommend tried and tested solutions to fight these threats and implement them in your business so you can focus on other things, knowing your data is secure.

  • Compliance

IT managed services providers can help businesses stay compliant online. They have experience protecting your data and building compliance to the standards of your industry and government regulations. You no doubt have seen what data breaches and lapses in compliance can do to a company’s reputation and brand.

Decision time

You have a couple of different options for managing your IT infrastructure:

  • Outsource your technology needs to an IT managed services provider
  • Use a hybrid approach where you use their services to support your in-house team.

An external IT team can also provide expertise in areas where your team is less knowledgeable. An IT managed services team can support specific projects you may have, and supplement your core competencies. You will know what works best for you.

Every business is different and has unique needs. That’s why we at Adaptive Computer Services can tailor a proposal from a range of IT services that will fit your company’s needs like a glove.

To get started, contact us, and take advantage of a free 30-minute IT consultation. Let us know what your business needs. We will be happy to provide a proposal that may include services such as security, backups, compliance, hardware telecommunications and networking.

Read our eBook entitled “How to Choose Reliable IT Managed Services for Small Businesses” that explains more about IT managed services and what businesses need to look for when partnering with an IT managed service provider. You can download it by here.