"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 constantly monitored for risks and attacks
- Computers are always patched with the latest anti-virus software
- 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.
They ensure privacy standards are met when personal information is used and accessed. HIPPA compliance and training ensures that MSPs know the correct way to handle your data.
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 types of cloud structures are private, hybrid and public and all three share one basic principle–they deliver hosted services over the internet. 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.
- Increased collaboration - Access, edit and share documents anytime, from anywhere with your team using cloud-based workflows and apps like Microsoft's Office 365 and SharePoint. These services also have realtime file updates so collaboration is seamless.
- This is just touching the surface of using the cloud and there are many other reasons businesses use cloud services. If you'd like to learn more about what Sagiss' cloud services can do for your business, contact us and we'll gladly go over it with you.
Return On Investment
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?
Sagiss' Managed Services offer efficiency in ongoing, proactive maintenance with second to none IT professionals. To use an ancient proverb, time is money. If a business can save time (and money) by not having to work through hundreds of support tickets or worry about any of the aforementioned IT worries, that's more bottomline to spend elsewhere.
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
- IT ConsultingStrategic Planning
- FIPS 140-2 Certified
- File and image-based backup solutions
- Multi-site replication
- Hybrid cloud