Managed IT Services is the practice of contracting out your company’s technology management and maintenance systems to another business whose sole purpose is to take care of such tasks.
Managed IT Service Providers, like Logix Consulting, serve as the IT department for businesses that don’t have one.
Problems like delayed (or non-existent) resolutions, recurring downtime, data loss, and unpredictable budget expenditures are all common technology frustrations that all boil together to produce a larger problem with your company’s IT system—lack of strategic planning and implementation that properly aligns technology with your business needs.
It’s a known fact that technology in this day and age is extremely important to your company’s success. Small or medium-sized business, may not have the time, money, or know-how to properly manage the IT support needed to be successful. By utilizing a Managed IT Service provider, however, you can relieve yourself of this hassle, so you can focus on running your business.
Benefits Of Managed IT Services
Managed IT Services provide small to medium-sized businesses the benefits of having a full IT department without the risk or the overhead of handling it in-house. Utilizing a Managed IT Provider has four primary benefits:
1. Stay Within Budget
With an internal IT Department, you’re paying for staff salaries & benefits; unexpected equipment upgrades and replacements; external contracting for projects which can create budget over-expenditures; etc. By contracting with a Managed IT Provider, you’re offered a flat monthly fee for services which will help keep you in budget. Additionally, strategic planning from your MSP (Managed Service Provider) will help shed insight into your company’s IT infrastructure which in turn, can help avoid unexpected surprises by allowing a valued technological investment instead of rushed ‘band-aid’ purchases that could end up costing more in the long run.
2. Professional Support
With Managed IT Services, you get 24/7 help-desk support, device and server management, and network setup, complete with reliable security. We also offer expert consulting to help determine custom best-fit solutions for your business.
3. Industry Compliance
Managed services providers are technology experts that know how to properly plan and execute your business’s IT projects. Working with an MSP can help ensure your company compliance with industry standards and regulations.
4.Stay a step ahead of the competition
By outsourcing your IT, you can help keep your business ready for action. Instead of falling behind because of ill-managed technology, an MSP can give your business a forward boost to technology investment, making sure the latest and greatest technology perks are at your fingertips.
How much does Managed IT Services cost?
There is no set cost for Managed IT, as services vary depending on the technological needs of the business. No two businesses are the same, so no two services plans are the same. The value of a Managed IT service provider is dependent upon the range of depth of services needed.
While billing costs differ between companies and therefore, technical needs and services, the most commonly used method is a monthly billing cycle. This generally includes an invoice of services rendered, and can range between $120 and $175 per user, per month. The only variances you could see would be new hardware purchase/installation, software updates, etc.