One of the most popular methods for businesses when it comes to outsourcing their IT services is to use a managed service provider. Businesses of all sizes can benefit from the expert support and holistic approach to the provision of their IT services. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the main benefits of using a managed service provider compared to an in-house IT department.
1. Scalable solutions
Whether you are a small start-up with a couple of employees or a national corporation with thousands of employees, a managed service provider will be able to provide you with an IT service that scales to the needs of your business. Covering system setup, remote working, cloud solutions and much more, a managed service provider will help give your business the flexibility it needs to grow.
2. Fixed monthly costs
One of the main advantages of using a managed service provider is that you will have predictable monthly costs for all of your IT maintenance and support. As well as regular and planned costs your business will also benefit from better management of your IT services that will help protect you from unforeseen expenses, network outages and IT consultancy fees.
3. Enhanced security
Data security is serious business and with the help of a managed service provider, you can be sure that your data is fully secure and protected from the risks posed by hacking, malware and data loss. Daily network monitoring, enhanced firewall security and comprehensive data recovery solutions help to ensure that your business’s IT security is taken care of.
4. Access to experts
A big advantage of using a managed service provider is the support your business will get from fully certified IT experts. From systems support and networking to cloud solutions and IT strategy, a managed service provider will deliver expert IT services at a fraction of the cost of an in-house team.
5. Improved compliance
From GDPR to PCI compliance, a managed IT service can help ensure that your business meets the necessary standards. From identifying gaps in your current IT management processes to providing technical solutions to ensure compliance, a managed service provider will help ensure your business is meeting its obligations. At Plexus Business Solutions, we are ISO 270001 accredited which means we offer sustainable business practices in line with the highest corporate standards.
6. Business continuity
A key part of any business is ensuring that your employees have access to the information they need, whenever they need it. Your business can’t afford for systems to be down which is why you need a robust IT system in place with a fully managed disaster recovery and backup strategy. A managed service provider will help to protect your business from data loss and put procedures in place to help minimise any downtown caused by system failures.
7. Digital transformation
Offices no longer have to rely on physical networks in order for employees to access their data. Cloud services have revolutionised the way that we do business giving employers more flexible options. Staff are able to work remotely, and IT processes can be streamlined through the use of Cloud and hybrid IT services.
Whatever your IT needs at Plexus Business Solutions we can help ensure that your IT services are fully aligned to the goals of your business. To find out more about our managed IT services get in touch with us today on 01892 440 131.