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Last Updated on by Noni May
Where would we be without computers? Could your business survive without them? In our current digital landscape, business, digital and IT all come hand in hand with one another and yet so many businesses still operate a break-fix methodology when it comes to their IT. What if we were to tell you that there’s a better solution – managed IT services, which involves proactive management of your IT to keep you up and running 24/7. Here are just five reasons why if you rely heavily on the IT services of your business then you may want to consider managed IT services.
‘Prevention is better than cure’ is a saying that still rings true when it comes to your IT, meaning it’s far better to stay ahead of technical difficulties than it is to constantly be fighting fires. A proactive approach reduces the downtime your business faces, increasing productivity to earn your business more money.
The break-fix model used by IT technicians who only come out to fix errors once they occur tends to lack incentives for them to help their client from having the same problems again – after all, if they prevent you from having further difficulties then you wouldn’t be paying them any more money. Managed IT services, on the other hand, are aligned with their clients’ goals and it’s in their best interest to keep problems at bay and to keep the IT services of their clients up and running otherwise they wouldn’t be doing their job properly.
When you partner with an IT services company you can sleep soundly knowing that your IT needs are being handled both day and night, and that should any errors occur even while you are sleeping that you will receive comprehensive IT support whenever you need it. For businesses who can’t afford to have even a minute of downtime, managed IT services are the only way they can achieve true peace of mind that someone is just as invested in their success as they are.
Cyber threats now pose one of the largest threats to businesses and with new malware being developed every day, they’re a threat that cannot be ignored. To stay ahead of the criminals, businesses need to monitor and update their levels of protection constantly which is a full-time job in itself. Thankfully, IT specialists within managed IT services do this for you, keeping you ahead of the threats and offering you the best protection.
Unlike niche outsourced IT companies, managed IT service providers offer so much more than just IT fixes, including handling security, disaster recovery and backups, remote access, performance, hardware for new starters, and compliance issues. By offering a full breadth of services managed It service providers can offer a holistic approach to your IT needs, whatever they may be.