Managing your business’ technology can be challenging, especially if you’re a small business with a limited budget. Either you have the money to pay a small in-house IT department to manage your organization’s assets, or you don’t. Depending on the way your organization is structured, you might even have your employees manage their own technology, which isn’t the right way to go. As strange as it is to read, managed IT services are capable of providing an effective way to manage IT.
Managed IT services are outsourced services that your organization can take advantage of when it doesn’t have the assets available on-hand to hire new staff. Managed IT can be something as simple as managing an email server or hosting a cloud solution, or it can be as advanced as the management and maintenance of an entire IT infrastructure in an off-site environment. Either way, managed IT is meant to help your business take advantage of services that your organization can’t take advantage of normally.
Now, we know what you might be thinking. How can people who don’t work for your organization know how to properly manage your IT?
What a lot of businesses need to know about managed IT services is that it’s like having an extension of your own business dedicated to properly managing and maintaining your organization’s IT assets. It’s like having your own IT department, but without having to worry about fitting salaries into the budget, as well as any benefits that you might provide. You ultimately save money by working with a managed IT provider, making the service much more affordable in the long run.
Furthermore, the quality of IT management goes from “uncertain” to “guaranteed” when you work with an IT provider like Ashton Technology Solutions. Trained technicians do a much better job of managing technology solutions than those who are untrained, and this can save your business precious capital by minimizing the chances of a project implementation going wrong. Failing to implement a project right the first time can be expensive, as you’re wasting both time and assets that could be better allocated elsewhere. It’s much more efficient to let professionals who know what they’re doing do the heavy lifting.
Simply put, managed IT services make managing IT easier for small businesses, even if they do have an IT department. There is always work to be done, whether it’s helping employees with small issues or implementing a large-scale project. To learn more about how your business can take advantage of managed IT services, reach out to us at 216-397-4080.