A critical issue plaguing many small businesses is finding the necessary funds for an in-house IT department.
However, there are many reasons why sensible business owners should have a managed services provider (MSP) watchdogging their IT network security. With cyber-threats like ransomware, HIPAA compliance, PCI compliance and cloud vulnerabilities outlined as major issues in the IT arena, business owners need to be duly diligent when it comes to data center security—as well as business continuity.
Hiring and training additional personnel in the art of IT is an expensive undertaking, and in response, many companies are realizing the advantage of hiring already-skilled and trained technicians in the form of a trusted MSP. These providers act as an outsourced IT department, offering turnkey solutions to information technology and network security concerns.
Indeed, an experienced MSP can actually represent an incredibly affordable and realistic alternative to expanding a company’s in-house payroll—and it simply makes much more sense.
Below we’ve listed some of the key reasons your company needs to outsource IT work to a trusted MSP.
A company’s data network, by way of the right managed services provider, is covered when facing the risk of downtime caused by compliance or cyber-threats, natural disaster or other threats to data center security and its redundant backups.
Seasoned MSPs are well-versed in running continuity plans that provide a company and its staff guaranteed uptime, rather than an unproductive latency period that costs income while data and operations are restored.
This is the big one, because in-house IT staffing is such an expensive proposition; experienced, knowledgeable IT service providers tasked with ongoing data management enables previously-overworked employees to focus on more productive business strategies.
Not only that, having a more reliable IT infrastructure in place shifts day-to-day business priorities into a more favorable, advantageous one. Suddenly, a company is free of constantly shoring up factors like servers, firewalls, mobile device security or software, and it’s allowed to get on with business as usual.
With a skilled IT services provider in your company’s corner, you can rest assured knowing that network backup and security is running safely and securely.
A quality MSP’s personnel operate according to strict industry standards and protocol adherence, such as ITIL V3 best practices and OWASP security guidelines—providing even globally-oriented companies the assurance they need to fully blossom on all continents. Perhaps best of all, these businesses can be sensitive and responsive at a regional level.
With an experienced managed IT services team on the job, your company’s network security will be handled by professionals who understand all contingencies that can occur—right up to date. This includes:
All of this is offered for much less than the cost of hiring, training and paying salaries for an in-house IT department. This approach tends to be an easy sell for many small, medium and even large corporations—all of which face cyber-security and compliance threats daily, as data centers burgeon in their scope, business dependency and profitable liability.
Fiscal year 2015 through 2016 saw fines being handed out in the millions for HIPAA compliance violations, with companies behaving in a substandard fashion with regard to PCI and SOX compliance.
For example, if a company handles medical patient, financial or investment trading information as part of its IT data network, it has to be in good standing so far as making sure they’re “hacker-proof.” Substandard IT security can equate to massive fines, which government agencies such as the DHS are constantly handing out to those companies whose clients’ sensitive data falls into the wrong hands.
We can’t stress it enough: A reliable IT MSP is the answer for many who have lost sleep over meeting compliance regulations (aka regulatory compliance).
When something goes down in a business-wide computer system, everything stops. That is why TechPulse offers the most comprehensive and accessible managed IT services that are uniquely tailored to each of our clients and their respective businesses.
Because we understand how complicated and expensive hiring in-house IT management can be, we offer an intuitive process that begins with analyzing a company’s current IT environment to put in place a strategic plan that brings network infrastructure to the latest standard—all at an affordable price. This flat monthly fee covers unlimited IT management and support based on a business’ number of users and server/network requirements, with no more worry about unexpected bills for IT support, outages or downtime.
To learn more about our myriad of IT services, contact us today.