by Frank Wright, Service Manager
Of all the important aspects to a successful business, your company’s IT systems are arguably the most important since these systems can impact all aspects of a business.
Many companies handle their IT resources in different ways, from having an in-house IT employee, to not having anyone, to managed services.
What exactly are all of these ways of taking care of your IT systems? With all the different approaches to taking care of your business what’s the best option?
Some businesses choose not to have in-house IT staff as it’s too expensive and instead go without IT support and try to fix problems on their own or ignore the issues all together.
The biggest problem with this approach, also known as a “Break Fix” approach, is that you generally always have downtime and issues with your IT systems since they are not properly cared for.
In addition to the high costs of downtime, when businesses finally break down and call for help the support can be very expensive since they are not on a support contract.
While many larger companies choose to have an in-house IT employee, or several for very large companies, this is not always the best option either.
One of the biggest problems with in-house IT staff is that they tend to have a knowledge base that is centered on one business’s network so when problems arise it can be difficult for them to figure out what the issue is.
When you use a service provider like Tech Experts, you are getting an IT tech that has a broad base of knowledge and can very quickly adapt to your network and use knowledge of similar issues other organizations have had to correct your problem much faster.
For small to medium size businesses the cost of having an in-house IT employee is simply too expensive so they tend to go with the first option.
It is possible for small to medium sized businesses to get the same level of service or higher than having one in-house IT employee at a fraction of the cost as well.
The third option and the best option is called Managed Services. Managed Services give the IT provider the ability to proactively monitor the important aspects of your business’s workstations and servers to prevent major issues before they cause costly downtime.
Managed Services by Tech Experts
With our Managed Services platform, we offer a large number of software and hardware checks to keep your servers and workstations secure from hackers and running great for years.
We also offer several other benefits when combined in an all-inclusive, unlimited support, service contract. Our Managed Services platform offers the ability for us to connect to your computer and work with you remotely.
In most cases, we can solve your problem quickly so you don’t have to wait for a tech to travel to your location.
We also offer offsite backups as an option to protect your business from a catastrophic data loss that can cause a company to go under in a few months after such an event.
Managed services are simply the best option for small to medium sized businesses due to the flexibility they offer and the high amount of protection offered.
If you would like to see what Managed Services can do for your company give us a call and we can setup a meeting to take a look at your current systems and get you a quote on what this would cost your business today!