For many businesses, despite the incredible benefits that technology can provide, it is often a source of great stress. This is especially true for the small business owner, who often has much more restrictive parameters to work with, such as a limited budget, workforce, and even the workspace or office. How can organizations like yours stay competitive against companies that have so many more resources available to them? One answer, in terms of technology management, is managed services.
What are Managed IT Services?
You’ve more than likely heard about the “as a service” business model. A lot of companies utilize this these days, ranging from Netflix to Microsoft. What this model essentially entails is that you pay a monthly fee for goods or services rendered. In the case of Netflix, you pay per month to get access to its video catalog. For Microsoft, you might pay for access to Microsoft Office 365 and all of its solutions. Either way, you are paying a small monthly fee that is easier to afford and fit into a budget than paying for the products outright.
In this context, you can see how managed IT services might fit into the picture. Companies that don’t have the resources to hire full-time technicians might instead choose to outsource this responsibility to a local IT provider like Heart of Texas Network Consultants. It is much easier to fit a monthly payment into an operational budget than multiple full-time salaries, something that any organization hiring technicians would have to consider.
Another major benefit of managed IT services is that they can be leveraged remotely without on-site visits. This is a huge benefit for your business and your budget. Instead of paying technicians for the time they spend traveling to and from your office, you will get proactive support from a staff of certified technicians.
Let’s Look at Some Examples
Managed IT is so practical that if you can think of it, you can make it happen. Chances are that just about any service that an in-house IT technician can provide can also be outsourced to a managed service provider. Here are just a couple of examples to get the possibilities flowing:
- Network management and maintenance
- Security management
- Data backup and disaster recovery
- Hardware and software deployment
- Email hosting and management
- Mobile device management
- And so much more!
Get Started with Managed Services Today!
If you are one of the countless businesses that worry about technology management and maintenance, Heart of Texas Network Consultants can help your organization focus on what it does best instead of being paralyzed by the thought of your infrastructure collapsing. We can help your organization effectively manage IT without breaking your budget. To learn more, reach out to us at (254) 848-7100.