Our society and business climate was founded upon the virtues of a pioneering, self-reliant, do-it-yourself-at-all-costs spirit. For most, the thought of reaching out to others for help was not a consideration.The problem today is technology has gotten so complex that companies have trouble keeping up while running their actual business.There isn’t time to make sure everything is updated to protect against the latest malware, keep servers running in tip top shape as data grows and grows, and knowing how to best use the latest tools available.The most successful businesses have found improved operations and reduced costs by reaching out to technology experts while retaining control of their operations.Outsourcing of technology needs to a managed service provider has been the secret to their success.Can this be your company’s solution as well?

Rapid Change. Many companies in today’s world are challenged with outdated technology, including home-grown enterprise systems that can’t keep up with ever changing business needs. Finding qualified information technology employees is just as difficult and adds significant infrastructure costs. This is space where managed services providers positively impact efficiency and bottom line results.

Four Key Managed Services Solutions. Managed services are especially ideal for small to medium-sized companies. Outsourcing some or all of their technology needs to a professional service provider boosts internal efficiency, reduces cost and increases profits. The following are four key areas of impact to consider when engaging a managed services provider:

  1. Cloud computing. Moving company operations to a cloud solution may seem risky. This in fact is not true –cloud systems have been proven to be more reliable and less prone to outages than a local on-premise system. A technology provider hosts and manages software applications and is responsible for maintenance and security. This takes the burden, and cost of on-site technology, off of a company.
  2. Data back-up and recovery. All company data is extremely valuable. Effective, reliable back-up systems will ensure that precious data is not lost. If a breach or natural disaster occurs, a state-of-the-art recovery system designed by the managed services provider gives a company peace-of-mind that its data can and will be recovered.
  3. Cybersecurity. System security is an ongoing battle, especially with an ever-increasing mobile workforce connecting to internal systems. The technology provider will ensure a company’s firewalls are solid and create user access and identity solutions.
  4. Technology user support. On-site or virtual help desk functions can be provided through managed services. Small and medium-sized companies may find it difficult to staff their own help desk – and it may not be as cost-effective.

The Outsource Edge. Working with an extended information technology team without the overhead of hiring, training, salaries and benefits allows companies to put their full focus on running their businesses. Managed services providers have concentrated expertise in information technology with many different business systems. The solutions created by these providers are customized to fit the needs of each company.

Rely on Others. Developing a beneficial partnership with a managed services provider allows a company the ability to keep its pioneering, self-reliant spirit and remain in control of the systems implemented within the company. The managed services provider with whom a company chooses to work is just that –a service provider.

Our team here at NSA has extensive experience working with companies to help them effectively compete in the marketplace. Reach out to today to learn what the NSA Touch can do for your business!

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