Managed IT services is a term that makes absolutely no sense - unless you're in the IT industry. So for those of us who don't know what it means or why it's important, let's get right to it.
Managed IT services is fully outsourced IT that takes care of all the headaches you normally associate with technology. Basically, if it's IT related, managed services can make it better, because you have an expert IT team to take care of all of the technology needs and issues for your business.
But what exactly are the benefits of managed IT services? Below are a few of the many benefits.
Managed services is well-known for one feature above all: proactive monitoring. With this feature, a group of engineers constantly monitor your technology to ensure nothing fails. If a potential problem surfaces, these engineers will be all over it before it even turns into an issue. And sometimes, these advanced engineers might even fix the problem before you ever knew one existed.
Because of all this monitoring, you and your staff will experience very little downtime. Your IT is no longer sputtering out of control and slowing your productivity down. It does what it should, when it should, no matter what. Why? Because a group of expert engineers make sure that it does.
When you have fully managed technology, your technology is...well, fully managed. From routine maintenance and automatic upgrades to proactive monitoring and instant IT support, your technology remains consistent, because it's consistently taken care of.
Problems are identified and corrected immediately, and your business can remain productive and free of IT issues and complications.
Sure, you might have a piece of hardware break down on you from time to time. And yeah, your network might have an issue every now and then. But with managed IT services, this won't cost you anything. It's bundled into a flat, monthly rate that should only change if you decide to expand your business or upgrade your technology.
This means that those ridiculously large and out-of-control repair expenses go away completely. You finally have the full ability to successfully budget for your technology. No more guessing. It is what it is and won't change.
With the combination of routine maintenance, proactive monitoring and a flat, monthly rate, a fully managed technology solution removes the element of surprise from your IT. There will be no coming to work on a Monday morning only to discover a broken-down network. There will be no large repair fees and no dreading an eventual collapse of your data.
No more Googling. No more YouTube-ing. No more calling a friend of a friend who only knows a little bit about technology. Managed IT services is managed by a group of certified professionals who are experts at what they do.