Managed Services for Small Businesses
Small businesses have unique needs compared to large enterprises. They often have to make do with limited resources and a smaller budget. Because of this, many small businesses think that they can’t afford managed services or that managed services are only beneficial for large enterprises. But this simply isn’t true! A managed service provider (MSP) can offer many valuable benefits to a small business.
Hiring, training, and maintaining skilled IT personnel for every need just isn’t feasible for a small business. It’s expensive and time-consuming. Managed services gives small businesses access to a full team of experienced IT staff with broad expertise and a variety of certifications without the cost of full-time employees. From security and compliance to backup and disaster recovery, an MSP has experts for all of a small business’s needs.
Technology is constantly changing, and it can be difficult for businesses of any size to keep up with the latest technology advancements. Managed service providers stay up to date on emerging technology, so they can help keep small businesses ahead of the curve and help them stay competitive with larger enterprises.
According to IBM, small and mid-sized businesses are hit by 62 percent of all cyberattacks. It is becoming much more difficult for SMBs to recover from an attack, which leads 60% of small companies to go out of business within six months of a cyberattack. An MSP takes a proactive and preventative approach to security to help prevent cyberattacks and costly downtime. Through remote monitoring and management, an MSP knows immediately if an issue occurs and works quickly to resolve it. Plus, they can ensure your data is safely backed up in the event of a disaster.
Managed services can help reduce overall operating costs. According to a Global Managed Services Market Study, it is estimated that successful managed services will help reduce IT cost by 25-45% and will increase operational efficiency by 45-65%. Plus, some MSPs offer predictable monthly costs, which makes planning a budget for technology costs much easier.
More Time to Focus on Your Business
Managed services allows small businesses to focus resources on their core business, which increases employee productivity. By allowing a managed service provider to maintain and monitor your technology, your in-house staff will have more time to focus on business goals and strategic projects that will further your core objectives.
Peace of Mind
Running a small business takes a lot of time and requires owners and employees to wear many hats, which can be stressful. Managed services offers peace of mind by monitoring your network day and night, 365 days a year. You don’t have to worry about issues arising because your provider is proactively preventing them and can resolve problems quickly.
RTI’s Managed Services
As a trusted extension of your IT department, Riverside Technologies, Inc. (RTI) provides proactive and preventative solutions through managed services, identifying and solving issues before they cause significant downtime. By remotely monitoring your network 24/7, 365 days a year, we know immediately if a potential problem arises. When you need assistance, our Help Desk and on-site support respond quickly to address the problem. With our managed services solution, you can be assured your technology runs efficiently and your sensitive information is protected, plus you’ll have more time to focus on your organization. Learn more about our managed services!