Your business has different technology needs from others, and it’s your responsibility to ensure that you are strategically implementing technology to benefit your organization’s needs, strengths, and most important of all, your budget. It can be challenging to get the IT help you need to succeed, but managed IT services make it as simple as can be.
The Past: Break-Fix IT
Without the appropriate funding, small businesses often cannot get the IT help they need to stay afloat, let alone compete. They might not hire trained professionals to take care of technology, instead relying on their already existing assets: their current employees—employees who are not trained on how to properly care for complex IT infrastructures. Furthermore, some companies cannot afford to proactively maintain their technology for this reason, leading them to replace technology after the fact rather than address shortcomings as they crop up. This is the opposite of sustainability, and it’s why break-fix IT is seen as such a huge waste, causing both downtime and unnecessary costs.
The Present: Managed IT Services
Managed IT services aim to address these issues by providing businesses with affordable and accessible IT help. Companies can effectively hire a managed service provider to be their in-house IT technicians, effectively replacing the need for an in-house team. MSPs work by providing a service level agreement in accordance with the client’s particular needs, and they can be procured on a per-month or per-service basis.
The biggest benefit to managed IT services is that they can effectively prevent major downtime-causing incidents through proactive maintenance and management. This keeps your business profitable while also lengthening the lifespan of your current technology infrastructure.
The Future: Scalability, Predictability, and Success
Managed services allow your business to effectively prepare for the future, all while optimizing for sustainability of services and growth. Under the break-fix model, your expenses could vary widely according to when specific technology breaks down or needs to be replaced. With managed IT, you know exactly what you’ll pay month to month, allowing you to budget more effectively and prepare for future technology implementations.
Get Started with Managed IT Today
Don’t let the scarcity of effective technology management skills in today’s workforce get you down. We encourage you to contact SRS Networks today to learn more about how we can help you better manage your technology solutions. To learn more, contact us at (831) 758-3636.