With rapid advances in IT technology, every business owner feels the pressure to not only keep up but innovate. Managed network services mean that by outsourcing one of the key functions of your IT structure you can access the expertise necessary to keep your IT systems not only running but to future-proof and innovate. Your provider can ensure that your business is using the latest technologies and equipment and advise you on what you need to do to keep it moving forward ensuring you stay competitive and your systems are functioning at their optimal level to ensure you stay competitive. It also means SMEs can stay competitive with larger companies by having access to the same resources that larger enterprises may be able to have in-house.
Costs are a major factor for SMEs and larger companies alike and a managed network can be the answer since it can reduce costs in a variety of ways. The initial outlay for specialist hardware and software can be a major expense. A managed network means that your provider will supply a tailor-made solution with an up-front cost, the cost can often be spread, either as a monthly cost over a contract term or as a pay-as-you-go plan which can help if your business need is likely to fluctuate.
Managed network services allow you to pay only for what you use, you don’t need a permanent IT team on-site, but when you do need help, you can get it fast. You save on wages and specialist IT space. You can agree a fixed monthly cost which means it’s easy to budget for your services and an all-inclusive price means you get the support you need. You can also reduce infrastructure costs by streaming multiple services over a single connection, saving staff on remote connections extra expense.
Centralising your key systems in a data centre and using virtual platforms for applications means staff can access the network wherever they are working from, on-site or off-site, everyone can access what they need to whether its apps or data storage. You can save on power and reduce environmental impact. You can upgrade security systems across the company easily and quickly and monitor your whole network to pick up any issues quickly 24 hours a day.
Using a managed network means that your provider will be there looking at your systems continuously suggesting improvements and implementing them quickly and cost-effectively. With cloud servers and backup business continuity is assured, even if your main office is lost, the business can carry on. With qualified network security experts, most managed services providers are better able to provide security expertise than many in-house teams, with up-to-date knowledge of not only the latest security systems but also what threats businesses face today.
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