Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are often brought in to handle specific IT tasks that small-and-medium-sized businesses no longer want their IT guy doing in-house, because they aren’t the best use of a salaried employee’s time. Projects like repetitive monitoring and maintenance tasks that can be automated are easy to hand off. But MSPs can completely manage, maintain, and secure your entire IT infrastructure. Here are three advantages to partnering with a MSP:

  1. Lower Costs: Self-managing an IT infrastructure is too expensive for most small businesses. MSPs offer an alternative at a lower predictable fixed cost. Not only can they provide expert solutions across the company, but they also negate the need for growing businesses to pay the salary of a full-time IT employee. Internal IT teams require salaries and additional costs like insurance benefits, vacations, etc. That means that at the end of the day, Managed Service Providers are simply less expensive.
  2. Proactive Management: Issues are identified and fixed before they become disruptive. Proactive managed services anticipate issues. The earlier a problem is addressed, the easier and less costly it is to fix. These proactive services do what they can to ensure that your technology is protected on a 24/7 basis, actually preemptively handling and protecting your technology against any issues that may occur. By doing so, the proactive managed services actually avoids disruption to the business flow altogether.
  3. Better Security: Cyberthreats are becoming widespread, so it is essential to partner with an MSP that can help your company avoid becoming the next victim of these vicious attacks. As you know, suffering any extended lengths of downtime can cripple a business and cause devastating consequences. However, an MSP can provide frequent security updates and around-the-clock monitoring to ensure that your organization remains safe and protected. Employees can also receive additional training, which can prevent the vast majority of cyberthreats.

We’d like the opportunity to prove to you Great Lakes Computer Corporation is the right Managed Service Provider for your business needs now and into the future. We are certain that we can provide best-in-class service at a reasonable price. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and our technicians at our help desk are expertly trained. Give us a call and let us show you just what we can do for you!

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