The break-fix IT model can be exhausting and unpredictable. When your technology unexpectedly breaks down, you shouldn’t have to grasp at straws just to keep operations running. Thanks to the proactive approach of managed IT services, the break-fix model is on borrowed time. Will your business move on from this antiquated method of managing technology, or will it remain stuck in the past, unable to move forward?
The fact remains that fully outsourced IT management is the ideal way for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) to handle their technology solutions. Unlike large businesses that have a generous IT budget, your SMB has limited assets and resources to work with, which can restrict your freedom to implement quality new technology solutions. When you outsource IT to a managed service provider, that’s work that no longer has to be performed, providing you with more time and capital to invest in other parts of your business.
Some of the most common managed IT services include remote management and maintenance, network security, data backup and disaster recovery, email and server hosting, and so much more. All of these services require some sort of technical expertise, and outsourcing them to a qualified managed service provider is often the best choice for SMBs.
Here are three great reasons you should consider outsourcing your IT maintenance:
- Decreased capital expenses: Managed IT is like transforming all of your technology maintenance and management into operating expenses. Instead of large, up-front capital costs for new technology solutions, your business can benefit from the economic freedom of only spending a fraction of these costs every month, providing more flexibility with your budget.
- Increased IT flexibility: It’s one thing to not have an internal IT team and outsource these responsibilities directly, but it’s another altogether to provide assistance to your dedicated internal IT department. If you do have an internal IT department, chances are that they’re up to their ears in day-to-day work and are too busy to perform maintenance or implement new solutions. This is why it’s so valuable to have managed IT services—if your team is too busy, S3 Technologies, Inc. can relieve some of the burden so your staff can work on company initiatives that improve the business.
- Proactive and preventative solutions: When your business’ technology fails, it can have disastrous effects on your budget. Managed IT services are designed to detect and prevent issues with your infrastructure, rather than respond to major problems as they come up.
The best part of outsourcing your IT to professional technicians is that your business will have more time to focus on what matters most; improving operations and coming up with new and profitable initiatives. You’ll be surprised by how much time and money you can save by having professional IT technicians on hand to resolve problems and consult with.
S3 Technologies, Inc. works with Albuquerque small businesses to help them stay on top of their organizational technology. For more information on how we can improve the way you utilize technology, give us a call at (505) 242-5683.