"The global managed-services market is predicted to grow to $193B by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12.5 percent," according to CompTIA's 5th Annual Trends in Managed Services.
What is a managed service provider (MSP)? A MSP is an outsourced IT department. They handle all the IT support needs and are available at an instance. That means your entire business' data is managed, monitored and remediated 24/7/365 and all for a flat rate monthly fee.
As more and more SMBs make the switch to a MSP, more and more reasons
Let's take a look at the top three reasons to switch to a MSP in 2017.
In this day and age, the technology landscape is ever growing. From laptops to tablets and smartphones to wearables (smart watches), the many ways to which hackers can choose to do their mayhem is, well, ever growing too. That's why security is, and I believe always will be, the number one reason to switch to a MSP.
Here's the thing with 24/7/365 IT support:
Your network is always being monitored for risks and attacks
Your computers are always up-to-date with the latest anti-virus software
And your firewalls are also kept up-to-date.
Here at Sagiss, we pride ourselves on the way our IT manages, monitors and remediates your network.
Security doesn't just mean preventing risks, threats and attacks though. MSPs, like Sagiss, offer HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance for clients like doctor's offices. HIPAA regulations are of great importance when it comes to managing data from the healthcare sector and many other types of businesses.
The cloud is a trendy word. One that sometimes becomes too broad of a word that it gets overused and sometimes misused.
So let's clear the air first and foremost. The cloud isn't some fluff of precipitation that magically stores your iTunes music whenever you so desire. Ok, so maybe the last part is kind of true, but where do those files go?
Simple answer–servers on different cloud architect structures.
These three architectures differ from one another, but they are all designed to enable businesses to create virtual machines and hosted applications instead of building and maintaining physical hardware.
Now, how can this help your company? Well, there are a few reasons and each type of cloud has it's own perks. The main reasons are as follows:
Elasticity - Businesses can scale their network up or down on demand.
Disaster recovery - Cloud based backup and recovery solutions give businesses the power to have built in safeguards that save time, money and can be managed by third parties, like us.
Automatic software updates - Security and software updates can be pushed to the client whenever/wherever, all while freeing up the business to tend to more important things, like running a business.
Every business owner wants to maximize efficiency, but sometimes efficiency means nothing when systems are slow, email doesn't flow or network outages frequently. Does any of this sound familiar?
Still not convinced?
Just ask yourself how much your costs are each time one of these issues occurs. Break that down into how much it costs hourly and then annualize it too. Your business could be saving big time with preventative managed services. But don't take our word for it, find out for yourself and schedule a free IT consultation!
Ask about these services:
24/7/365 Comprehensive Monitoring
Remote Network Management
Advanced Threat Protection
FIPS 140-2 Certified
File and image-based backup solutions
- Hybrid cloud