Sometimes we talk so frequently about a topic that we lose sight of its original definition. You've probably heard plenty of buzz surrounding managed services. What is a managed services provider, and how can one help your company succeed?
Managed Services Defined
A managed services provider is a corporation you can partner with to outsource various tasks, responsibilities, and operations. This kind of outsourcing has become more and more popular as companies move away from the traditional model of business and instead focus on their core competencies.
A managed services provider can be especially useful to a small or medium-size business since outsourcing can allow you to have the best possible services without compromising your budget. Many small business owners burn out over time, trying to wear all hats and manage every aspect of their company. A managed services provider could be the partner you need to prevent this burnout.
The Benefits of Managed Services
There are many reasons that executives choose managed services, including cost savings, efficiency, and productivity gains.
- State-of-the-art technology: When you work with a managed services provider, you're able to take advantage of the newest technology available without paying the hefty price tags attached.
- Predictable costs: Often, it's not only high costs that plague businesses, but also unpredictable costs. With a managed services provider, your IT costs can remain static.
- An expert team: Many companies struggle to attract, hire, and retain the talent needed to keep their IT infrastructure running at its peak. Partnering with a managed services provider gives you access to a team of IT experts, 24/7.
- Business security: A managed IT services plan can offer you the security and powerful data backup you need to keep your company safe.
Interested in learning more about managed IT services? Contact the experts at SumnerOne. We're ready to help you to take your business to the next level of efficiency!
Originally published November 30, 2016, updated July 27, 2018