Small businesses face many challenges — among these: maximizing each and every dollar that they spend. Small businesses must keep customers happy while ensuring that employees are maximizing resources and efficiency.
Some small businesses think that managed service providers (MSPs) are only for large businesses, but this isn’t the case. In fact, MSPs can be valuable resources for small businesses that want to grow and thrive in the future.
What are the major benefits of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) for small businesses?
Here are five (5) major benefits of MSPs for small businesses:
Minimized downtime. The cost of downtime is high. In fact, IDC reports the price tag at $137 to $427 per minute. When downtime occurs, business becomes paralyzed; even worse, if customers are adversely affected, the effects could be long-lasting. Working with an MSP allows you to handle issues quickly, and identify and prevent issues before they occur.
Reduced labor costs. Tapping into the required IT skills can be time- consuming and costly. But when using an MSP, you can tap into the exact skills you need quickly, easily and at a fraction of the cost of employing a full-time staff member.
Proactive IT planning. MSPs understand your IT infrastructure inside and out. As a result, they can assist with solving complex challenges and coming up with the right solutions quickly and easily.
Higher ongoing efficiency. Employees are slowed down by technology challenges, which are expensive for small businesses. Small businesses that are working with an MSP provider can focus on what matters most — their core business. The MSP provider handles any glitches and technology challenges quietly in the background.
The ability to control costs. MSPs allow you to pay for only what you use. As a result, you can ensure that costs are predictable and consistent.
Moving Forward with Greater Efficiency
The services that MSPs provide for small businesses aren’t one-size-fits-all. They are tailor-made to fit the unique challenges that small businesses face. If you have questions about the benefits of MSPs for small businesses, we can help. For more information, contact InfoManage online or call 212-931-0705.