If your business is considering getting a managed IT provider, you may already know some of the benefits of this arrangement. However, there are many other reasons that you may not have thought about. Here are just a few of the benefits you can expect.
Staying Up to Date
You may rarely notice if there is an update pending on any equipment in the office, or you may keep track of them and jump at each of them to make sure it is implemented. Whichever way it is done in your office, this can have adverse effects. If an update is put off until there is more time or seems more important, and this leaves your systems vulnerable to safety problems. If you immediately do the updates, this is likely taking away from more critical tasks that you could be doing. With managed IT services, all updates get implemented without anyone in the office having to lose time for them.
Equipment and its Housing
Many companies go into managed IT services because they realize the cost savings over hiring a team of IT workers. However, that isn't the only cost involved. If you were to use your own in-house IT, you would have to pay for much more than steep IT salaries. It would also include the cost of all of the equipment each worker would need to perform their jobs. Also, you would have to have the office space they need for housing all of that equipment. This can work out to high costs that affect the company's bottom line.
If you have in-house IT, what happens if there is a malware threat in the middle of the night or on the weekend? Having any time between the risk and its solution can mean untold damage done to the system. Managed IT services are available 24 hours a day, no matter the time of the week or month. This means a faster response to a threat and less damage being done thanks to that response.