You should begin by asking yourself: is it better to fix a problem or prevent it? Businesses rely on their computer network each day. Computer downtime creates a loss of business. Therefore, managed IT services are essential in the business environment. Using the break/fix method is only a temporary solution to your problems; Managed It Services is a permanent support and solution method.
What can help your company achieve the least amount of problems? The answer is, IT management services. Over the last 10 years, we’ve maintained a distinct focus on managing production environments. In a 24/7 economy, you need to know that your critical infrastructure is always on, keeping your business in business. Managing and maintaining multiple mission-critical systems and applications can strain your resources and get in the way of executing your business strategy. If you’re looking for an easier and more cost-effective solution, our Sentinel Managed Care solutions is your answer.
What Is Managed IT Services?
Managed IT services are solutions for companies that need comprehensive IT support. IT support provides the tools, technique, support and help that businesses need in order to operate smoothly. Time is essential in a business, and wasted time, is destructive to the company. Managed IT services allows you to eliminate downtime and reduce costs.
Having proactive IT support, management and monitoring of your technology is vital. There is much more than simply connecting a computer with the network. Employing the right network is essential.
The Benefits Include:
- You‘ll avoid expensive repairs and recovery costs. Our network monitoring and maintenance will save you money by preventing expensive network disasters from happening in the first place.
- You’ll be able to budget for network support just like rent or insurance. Wouldn’t it be nice to avoid unexpected costs for fixing or restoring your network? Now you can.
- You’ll stop annoying spam, pop-ups, and spyware from taking over your computer and your network. Not only are these intruders annoying, but they can introduce viruses and jeopardize the security of your network.
- You’ll experience faster performance, fewer glitches, and practically zero downtime. Some parts of your system will degrade in performance over time, causing them to slow down, hang up, and crash. Our preventative maintenance and network monitoring will detect these problems early and prevent them from escalating into more expensive repairs and downtime.
By allowing an IT provider to take the reins that they are experienced in, you are not on the mercy of an internal staff to troubleshoot IT problems and that staff can continue to work in their area of expertise.
When technology fails, your first inclination is to contact the vendor to try to get as much free support as possible (or at least agreed to in your warranty). This usually includes long, pointless phone calls where you or your employees get cycled around a call center. More often than not the issue doesn’t get fixed on the first call and you are back to square one. Managed IT providers can not only handle specific hardware and software support, but handle managing your IT vendors for you.
When your IT infrastructure works, it can greatly increase the productivity of your users, but what about goals specific to your company? Your Managed IT provider serves the role of a consultant for your business development regarding how technology can drive your business forward. From new solutions to better internal practices, your goals can be achieved through professional management of your technology.
Knowing the needs of a business does take expertise and innovative technology. A team of professional consultants has that expertise and is able to help to ensure that your company is performing at its maximum level. It is important that small and medium sized businesses have technology specialists that do understand their business and are able to implement technologies that keep the business functioning at its fullest.
Besides better performance, less downtime, and fewer issues, properly managed IT services are generally cheaper than the alternatives because it takes less time and effort to maintain technology than it does to fix it when things were left to go wrong. Focus on your business, not your technology!