Why Managed Services?
Why businesses are turning to managed IT services?
Organizations are increasingly turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to handle elements of their IT needs as part of a collaborative arrangement with the internal IT department, according to new research from IT industry trade association CompTIA. CompTIA found that improving the efficiency and reliability of IT operations was a main driving factor for going with an MSP for 56 percent of companies with 100 or more employees and 47 percent of companies with fewer than 100 employees. Companies have become more familiar with managed services and are turning to them for management of certain IT functions, particularly email hosting, storage, backup and recovery and network monitoring.
- Increased operational efficiency
- Reduced operating costs
- Cost-effective access to enterprise-level support
- Minimized downtime
- Allows the focus to be on running the business, and not the technology
- Peace of mind from knowing that the network is monitored 24/7/365
Benefits of Using Managed IT Services
1. FUTURE PROOF SERVICES, USING BEST-OF-BREED TECHNOLOGY
Leading Managed Service Providers (MSPs) must use the best technologies and equipment on the market to deliver services. IT services are constantly upgraded with no additional cost or financial risk to yourself. You never have to worry that your Managed IT Services will become obsolete.
2. LOW CAPITAL OUTLAY AND PREDICTABLE MONTHLY COSTS
The investment in specialist hardware and software will be high. A managed service offers the highest quality enterprise and carrier grade solutions to customers. A fixed monthly payment plan means you know what you're going to get and how much it's going to cost over the contract. No unexpected upgrade charges or changes in charges, guaranteed.
3. HIGHLY RESILIENT, SECURE INFRASTRUCTURE
A Managed Service Provider's data centres and managed network infrastructure is much more robust than a standard Enterprise IT service. Infrastructure is run under 24x7x365 management, with government approval security procedures.
4. CONVERGED SERVICES
Multiple Managed IT Services can be provided over a single "converged" connection, resulting in cost-savings on infrastructure. There are additional productivity and efficiency benefits, in the fact that remote staff working from home have access to all the voice & data applications that your HQ staff use.
5. FLEXIBLE SERVICE
Managed IT Service Providers can be extremely flexible; a pay-as-you-go payment plan allows for quick growth when necessary, or cost savings when you need to consolidate. Reliable IT specializes in Managed IT Services, providing Helpdesk and able to increase the quality and control and level of service delivery.
By selecting managed services you gain access to staff with specialist skills. Sometimes you will only need this skill once, so save the expense of training your staff for skills they will never use. Redcentric have invested £100m in its infrastructure and is backed by one of best 24x7x365 technical support and operations team.