More businesses than ever are recognising the advantages of cloud computing and how the ability to access information on a variety of devices can improve productivity, efficiency and overall performance. Organisations who have chosen to embrace this new technology find that operations can be shared across different locations and devices including mobiles, laptops and desktop computers. It’s a brave new world, but what if your company does not have the IT resources or budget to handle the complexities of this new mode of working? What if constraints such as expense or lack of in-house expertise was a barrier to harnessing the power of ever-advancing tech? Outsourcing to an external IT solutions company could be the answer – removing the burden of expensive, not fit-for-purpose computer systems, and leaving you free to concentrate on other parts of the business.
What is a managed IT service?
Businesses choose to use a managed IT service when they want to outsource some or all of the management and maintenance of their computer network. Managed services usually work on a subscription model, so in exchange for a monthly fee, organisations can expect ongoing support from their outsourced IT solutions company. Different managed IT providers may be able to offer different levels of support according to the different subscription packages available, so it’s always worth checking what, exactly, the agreement will entail.
The move towards increased outsourcing is no surprise and the reasons for the shift are diverse. Start-ups and growing businesses may feel that recruiting an on-site IT department is too cost-prohibitive and time-consuming. Established companies might want to move to a model which offers greater control over a tech budget, which can too often spiral beyond all measure. Meanwhile, large organisations may wish to enhance their current IT offering by bringing in external expertise to work alongside existing teams, and would prefer the ongoing, reliable and trustworthy relationship that comes with a monthly subscription plan – rather than one-off, ad-hoc support when tricky issues arise.
How can an IT solutions company help to achieve business goals?
Organisations of all sizes recognise that an outsourced IT solutions company – offering the right level of expertise - can help to achieve goals and objectives both in the short term and long term.
Fixed cost is one important factor, and knowing how much will be spent on IT each month is an attractive proposition for companies who want to better plan how tech will work alongside other parts of the business.
What’s more, the ability to access IT specialists when needed can be crucial when determining the success of future growth, and mapping out a strategy which will support your plans. At MSV Consultancy, we provide solutions that can be scaled up or down as required, but always with the needs of our clients at the forefront of what we do. (Just take a look at our work with JPE Aggregates, which now encompasses four different sites following two decades of expansion. We’ve not only been able to offer a fully managed ongoing IT service, but we were on hand to implement a substantial overhaul of its tech infrastructure which was designed to link its HQ with three separate quarry sites).
Choosing a reliable IT partner who takes the time to understand your business needs can make all the difference.
MSV Consultancy offers:
- 24/7 UK service desk staffed with experts.
- Remote support or onsite technicians to provide stress-free troubleshooting when needed.
- Access to the latest software applications, to enable businesses to harness the potential of technology.
- IT planning and strategy.
- A range of managed IT options to suit every business budget.
MSV Consultancy is currently offering a one-month free trial to sample a professional managed IT service. To discover how we can work with your business, click here or call us on 0845 241 6370.