How does your business handle technology problems that come with using servers, workstations, and other solutions in the workplace? Do you solve problems as they come up, or do you take a proactive stance to keep your tech under control? Either way, the fact remains that break-fix IT is an inefficient and wasteful way of approaching your technology solutions, especially with managed service providers changing the way SMBs implement technology.

Small and medium-sized businesses appreciate the efficiency that fully outsourced IT management can offer. Enterprises have the advantage of more expansive IT budgets, while SMBs have limited assets and resources to work with. This restricts your ability to make decisions that can improve your operations. Outsourcing IT to a managed service provider can alleviate these issues, which means that your business can finally afford to spend less time managing your technology, and more time pushing your business forward.

The most common managed IT services are often those that are designed to protect your business from experiencing crippling problems to your operations. Services like remote management and maintenance, backup and disaster recovery, email and server hosting, are all great services to outsource to your managed service provider, as they often require immense technical knowledge and expertise to implement and maintain correctly.

Here are three good reasons that your business wants to implement outsourced IT maintenance.

  • A Reduction of Capital Expenses: Managed IT has the power to transform your technology expenses into operating expenses. This means that you’re spending less on your business’ up-front costs, and instead investing in a solution that helps you save by making smaller monthly payments. This allows for more flexibility in your budget, which can be a lifesaver when you need to replace mission-critical hardware.
  • Improved Flexibility: Managed service providers like Reciprocal Technologies are great for both SMBs who need an IT department, as well as those who currently have an internal IT department. We can assist businesses who need technical expertise, as well as those who want their internal IT department to focus on innovation and not solely on support. Whatever your business needs, Reciprocal Technologies can relieve some of your tech-related stress.
  • Preventative and Proactive Strategies: Businesses that experience hardware failure and other catastrophes are stuck with heavy expenses that can break their budget. Managed IT services are designed to mitigate the potential damage of such issues, and prevent them from growing out of hand.

The best part of managed IT services is how much time you’ll save without dealing with the countless problems that arise from a technology infrastructure. Improving operations should be the goal of any business, not fixing last-minute recurring problems that seem to eat up the majority of the workday. You’ll be surprised by how much time can be saved by simply preventing problems from happening in the first place.

If you would like to talk to one of our IT consultants about getting the right technology support for your business, give us a call today at 317-759-3972.