Managed IT Services: Helping Organizations Focus on Business

  • Managed IT Services: Helping Organizations Focus on Business
    • November 19 2020

    Last Updated on November 19, 2020 by Sammen Qureshi

    In this technology-focused age, businesses can live or die by the quality of their IT infrastructure. The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the vital role of technology. The pandemic has led to an inevitable urge in the use of digital technologies due to the social distancing norms and nationwide lockdowns. People and organizations all over the world have had to adjust to new ways of work and life.

    Why Managed Services?

    The role of Managed Service Providers plays a relevant part when considering digital transformation. Business need technology to operate effectively, as these IT systems grow and evolve, many businesses (especially small ones with limited funds) may not have the resources to effectively manage their ever-growing networks. Managed service providers are valuable as they can help with navigating the process to connect seamlessly and work efficiently. The complexity and pace of digital businesses today demands more.

    What is exactly included with managed services will differ from provider to provider, but in general you can expect the following:

    • Support for technical problems
    • Remote monitoring of your servers and workstations
    • Patch management and updates
    • Advice and installation of hardware and software

    Managed services for IT infrastructure

    In today’s business environment, IT departments are challenged to not only maintain their current infrastructure, applications, and operations but also make strategic contributions. Every business requires an IT infrastructure that supports its operational needs. While it is often implemented internally and deployed, it can also be provided as a service, through dedicated servers, colocation or using cloud services or a hybrid of both.

    How your company will store data is an important decision. Businesses have a lot of options available to them, and which is best typically depends on how much data storage you need, how much space you have, and what will be most cost-effective for your company. The best way to understand whether your business is in need of dedicated servers, colocation or cloud services is to consider which of these is the most beneficial to you. Make sure to check out our blog: How to choose the best infrastructure technology for your business?

    3 Key Benefits of Managed Services

    1. Cost-effective

    Managed services come at a cost which is a fraction of what you would pay for a dedicated in-house IT resource. Training and relying on your staff to fix issues is not only time consuming, but it may not be always efficient. Pro-active monitoring and maintenance by an experienced team can identify problems before they negatively impact your business and lead to unexpected costs.

    2. Focus on your core business

    A professional managed service provider allows you to focus on your core business, but gives you access to the expertise of a larger (highly trained) team. With managed services, business owners no longer have to worry about data loss or other problems; these are handled by experts while business owners can worry about what really matters to them – running the business.

    3. Access to IT-expertise

    Staying on top of the latest technology can be difficult for any business owner, especially if it is not your core competency. Having access to an experienced team, world-class tools and technologies can keep your business relevant and on track with continually evolving technology and support.

    Should I consider Managed Services?

    Digitalization is a complex process that requires massive cultural shift in the workplace and changes every part of your business, but it may be the crucial step for disaster readiness in case of an unforeseen circumstance that could harm your business.

    Let ColoHouse monitor the day-to-day management of your systems, networks, and devices. Our Managed Services allow you to leverage our team of experts so your team can focus on your core business.

    At ColoHouse, we consider each customer a business partner. Our goal is to support you and your business by providing solid infrastructure and services. We strive to be an extension of your staff. To learn more about our services or to get more information about our data centers please contact us on +1 305-731-2225 or use our contact form.

    Managed Services FAQs

    What do you mean by Managed Services?

    Managed Services allows a business to offload certain IT operations to a third-party provider, known as a Managed Services Provider or MSP. These outsourced functions may be as basic as keeping IT equipment and other services functional all the way up to full IT team outsourcing.

    Why do we need Managed Services?

    Managed services are a practice of outsourcing everyday management responsibilities to enhance operations and cut costs.

    What are the types of Managed Services?

    o   Managed Networks and Infrastructure.
    o   Managed Security.
    o   Managed Support Services.
    o   Managed Cloud Infrastructure.
    o   Remote Hands
    o   Migration Services
    o   Backup and recovery

    What are the benefits of Managed Services?

    o   Cost-effective
    o   Scalability
    o   Access to expertise
    o   Focus on your core business
    o   24/7 support

 
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