Nowadays, a business can’t really get by without using technology in some fashion, and wherever technology is involved, it greatly helps to have a reliable resource on hand to keep it functioning as expected. This is the role of a managed service provider, and while a partnership with one can be a great business asset, this is predicated on the value that the Managed Services Provider (MSP) actually provides. Let’s go over a few reasons that a MSP is a good resource for small and medium-sized businesses, and how you can identify the best option for you.
Let’s begin with what makes the services of an MSP so invaluable to the businesses of Calgary.
The way that an MSP operates, there are significant advantages that carry over to the businesses that work with them.
Every problem you are able to avoid or prevent is one less issue you have to deal with later. This simple premise is foundational to the idea of managed services. By monitoring your network infrastructure, an MSP can spot potential problems based on the warning signs that precede them. These potential problems can therefore be addressed before they cause actual damage, minimizing their actual impact. As a result, you see far, far fewer issues and downtime.
In this way, one of the biggest benefits of working with an MSP is an invisible one… ideally, the only way you’ll see an MSP’s full efficacy is by asking for a record of issues they’ve prevented.
Chances are, as a business owner, you aren’t the resident technology expert at your business. If you are, chances are just as good that you don’t have the time to do your due diligence into improving your technology as time passes.
Enter the MSP. As an outsourced representative of your business, a managed service provider like OnSite I.T. will work to optimize your technology, working with vendors to get the best deals possible and—again—keeping it operational for as much time as possible.
Furthermore, it is likely that you want your business to succeed moving forward, as well as right now. In addition to assisting you with keeping your business running in the present, a good MSP will help you plan for tomorrow. By keeping a watchful eye on the industry and developing technologies and processes, your MSP will be there to help you improve. Need upgrades? A good MSP will have already planned for it.
Obviously, we’re going to recommend that you reach out to us. However, it’s important that we share what it is that makes us the right choice.
So, if you’re ready to get the right MSP on your team, reach out to us. Give us a call at (403) 210-2927.