Why MSPs Make the Holidays Easier for Your Business
When you run a large organization, even the holidays mean you may not get a much-needed break from business related emergencies. Fortunately, your IT infrastructure can be supported by an MSP or managed service provider. By hiring a managed service provider to externally manage your IT, you can rest easier and really “unplug” during the holidays. As a top managed service provider of manufacturing facilities, law firms, educational institutions, and financial firms, we help manage your IT infrastructure from our cloud-based data centers. Read on to learn why MSPs make the holidays easier for your business.
Managed Service Providers work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Technology can never be adequately managed by working 9 AM to 5 PM. It requires 24-hour monitoring on all days of the year. When your IT infrastructure can be monitored around the clock, you will stay protected, competitive, and efficient. Employees always take time off during the holidays and if these employees are from your IT team, you will need someone to monitor your IT infrastructure until they return from break. Even if your staff isn’t taking a lot of time off, only a select few businesses believe that they have the adequate resources to manage their IT infrastructure correctly.
Managed service providers allow you to focus on more important things during the holidays.
As the end of the year approaches, taking care of IT is probably the last thing you want to worry about. MSPs allow you to focus on your core business and allow you and your team to have a stress-free holiday. MSPs monitor for cyber threats, regularly back up your data, and allow your employees to even work from home with collaboration during the holidays. Even if there is an incident, the MSP will respond and mitigate the problem right away.
MSPs can control the cost of IT around the holidays.
MSPs can also eliminate the worry of costs associated with IT going into the new year. When using an MSP, they will know your business needs and recommend the best tools and services for you. 89 percent of businesses expect their IT costs to rise in the next 12 months. MSPs focus on subscription related services where clients only have to pay for what they need. IT spending has become a very strategic move for most businesses and investing in the right technology is something you have to plan ahead for.
Start the new year with full access to the latest technology.
In today’s world of technology, things seem to change in the blink of an eye. In order to stay competitive, businesses must keep up with these trends and make improvements to their technology. Unfortunately, making these improvements and developments in house tends to get very expensive. If your new year’s resolution is to save money, going with a managed service provider can give you access to the latest technology and will continuously update it for you so that it stays current. The rate of customization is up to you as is how much you want to pay for it.
You don’t have to worry about compliance issues when using an MSP.
Managed service providers take full accountability for being compliant with requirements and stringent business standards. This takes away the worry of having to deal with a compliance-related issue just before you’re about to head out on holiday break. Local legislation often guarantees that compliance will be ever changing but when using an MSP, they take care of making sure your business is compliant with constant monitoring of statutory obligations and amendments.
Holiday data backup and recovery for businesses
If you are on holiday break and get the notification that your business has experienced a cyber related disaster, it is likely that it will ruin your holiday. A managed service provider will monitor your IT infrastructure for downtime that is related to cyber breaches, natural disasters, and power outages.
Tekscape offers our TekCloud DRaaS (disaster recovery as a service) which allows us to store all of an organization’s data in an off-site cloud storage facility. Data recovery is especially important during the holidays for retailers as many customers are opting to make purchases online. If your business goes down during these peak shopping hours, it can lead to a significant loss in revenue. Using DRaaS ensures that you will be back up and running in no time.
MSPs monitor your infrastructure for cybersecurity attacks throughout the holidays.
Cyber criminals know that the holidays are an optimal time to attack businesses. Employees are distracted and staff is out of the office. These criminals never take holiday vacations, so it is important to monitor your infrastructure 24/7 for threats. In a recent survey, 89% of cybersecurity staff were concerned about their security leading up to the holiday season and many businesses don’t know what they will do in case a cyber attack occurs. MSPs will take away the worry related to holiday related cyber attacks and let you focus on the important things like opening gifts and eating lots of turkey.
Tekscape is committed to providing proactive, responsive, and timely managed IT services support for our clients. We start with our comprehensive new client onboarding process designed to get your business up-and-running on our monitoring and management tools with as little disruption as possible. For over 15 years, we’ve successfully onboarded simple and complex IT infrastructure supporting multiple users including:
• Servers and Systems
• Collaboration (Phone, Video)
• Desktop, Email and Endpoints
• Microsoft Office 365 & Azure
• Security & Disaster Recovery
As your trusted partner, Tekscape becomes your go-to-guide for technology best practices aligned with your industry and your unique business goals. Our technology solutions can help reduce operational costs, eliminate downtime and decrease overall IT spend.