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How SMBs Can Benefit From Managed IT

Technology advances at such an accelerated rate, that it’s nearly impossible to keep up. Experts predict that on average, every 28 days there are significant advancements, any of which may impact one or more areas of your business. Attempting to keep software and hardware current in your office environment can be a daunting task, especially for small to medium sized business (SMB) owners.

Dedicating full, or even part-time staff, to manage this complex realm can be a drain on resources, and outsourcing doesn’t always make sense. In the case of IT however, it does. It’s can be an uphill battle for SMBs to keep up to date with complex technology and competing priorities using often limited resources, which is why the popularity of Managed IT Services is on the rise.

The Benefits of Managed IT Services

Dependability. In the absence of adequate staffing, quality can be compromised, as personnel become stretched thin. A Managed IT Services provider is dedicated to meeting the needs of your business, providing a more stable environment.

Real-time solutions. With such rapid advances, it’s easy to lose ground to the competition if you don’t stay ahead of the game. Managed IT Services provides you with the latest hardware and software solutions for both you, and your clients.

Cost savings. Outsourcing your IT, and freeing up internal staff to work towards generating revenue, makes good financial sense. A Managed IT Services provider will work within your budget, to accomplish your goals efficiently and effectively.

Compliance. Regulatory compliances such as HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley, can be a challenge for many SMBs; Managed IT Services not only understand these requirements, but know how to comply.

Increased productivity. Slow response times, and mistakes from overburdened IT staff can slow productivity. A Managed IT Services provider is dedicated to providing timely solutions to any issues that may arise.

Your Managed IT provider will first speak with you, to gain a thorough understanding of your goals and objectives. From there, they will recommend IT solutions unique to your needs and environment. By monitoring your network operations, and providing employees access to an array of cutting edge applications, you can watch your business regain its technological footing right before your eyes.

In addition, tasks such as desktop or server management, reporting, security and ongoing maintenance and IT upgrades can be handled for you, relieving staff of the burden, and freeing up valuable resources, to focus on other areas of your business.

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