How an MSP Can Be Your Most Valuable Business Partner

In today’s economy, just about every business relies on technology to stay competitive. No matter what kind of business you’re running, you’ll need a reliably-managed IT infrastructure to automate and streamline processes for maximum efficiency.

That’s why many small and mid-sized businesses contract with Managed Service Providers (MSPs) as partners who can provide real business value to their company. Here are some of the primary benefits to working with an MSP and how they can become one of your most valuable business partners:

THEY PROTECT YOUR BOTTOM LINE

A Managed Service Provider offers a team of IT experts at a fraction of the cost of an in-house team. Rather than pay to fund an entire in-house staff, you get access to a wide array of knowledge and expertise from a team that costs about as much as one salaried employee.

Furthermore, MSPs are dedicated to monitoring your systems 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With this continuous monitoring, they are able to detect inefficiencies in your systems that an in-house staff that only works on business hours could not. This significantly reduces downtime and the associated costs, such as lost opportunities and lagging productivity while your systems are down.

THEY ALIGN YOUR TECH WITH YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY

A Managed Service Provider’s model is to service clients through long-term relationships. As such, they dedicate time to getting to know your unique business and its technology needs. Rather than providing generic break/fix solutions, MSPs instead rely on strong customer relationships to keep their clients happy over a longer period of time.

As part of their services, MSPs typically offer consulting services that are uniquely strategized to your business projections for growth. They develop scalable solutions that align with your current and future goals to maintain a productive connection between your tech and the rest of your business.

THEY PROTECT YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSETS

An in-house IT department can’t always handle today’s challenges, especially when it comes to protecting your business from data loss. Cyberattacks are becoming more and more common, and hackers are now deliberately targeting small and mid-sized businesses, since they tend to be more vulnerable.

When you work with a reliable Managed Service Provider, you’ll get all the benefit of their cybersecurity expertise, which they continually hone as they provide new certifications and training to their team.

MSPs not only have team members with varying IT specialties and backgrounds; they also stay up-to-date on the latest methods and tools to keep your systems safe. Keeping your data protected at all times is the key to avoiding cost damages and mitigating risk to your most valuable digital assets.

THEY PROVIDE YOUR BUSINESS WITH INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

Unlike in-house IT departments, Managed Service Providers work with several clients, and have therefore optimized IT infrastructures for a huge range of clients. This expertise allows them to quickly diagnose problems for your specific business—whether it’s a healthcare organization or a construction company—and lose no time in solving them.

Additionally, MSPs who have industry-related experience can guide you on meeting compliance regulations specific to your sector. Whether you need solutions that meet HIPAA compliance or PCI DSS requirements, an MSP with experience in these areas can provide specialized IT support that enhances your business operations.

THEY SUGGEST THE BEST TOOLS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Small and mid-sized businesses tend to operate on lean budgets. It’s hard to justify buying state-of-the-art equipment if you aren’t sure you can maximize its benefits.

When you work with an MSP, they act as consultants that are educated on the most valuable digital tools for your business needs. A great MSP will provide top-of-the-line management tools to fight viruses, back up your information and optimize your systems in a way that aligns with your current processes.

Rather than waste money on IT upgrades and equipment that you can take full advantage of, an MSP will direct you in which solutions best fit the needs of your business. They also ensure any underutilized software or hardware is eliminated to save you money.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Running a business in today’s world is full of challenges. No matter what size your company is, you’re going to be competing with other businesses on a global scale. That’s impossible without a strong Internet presence and a well-managed IT infrastructure.

Working with a reliable Managed Service Provider will keep your business performing at the absolute peak of its potential. Not only will you better protect your digital assets, but you will also save money and gain the expertise of an industry-specialized consultant to align your technology with your business strategy.

To learn more about AxiaTP’s managed IT services for businesses, contact us today.