In this blog, we will discuss
- What managed services are?
- Capabilities offered by different MSP’s
- The benefits of moving to Managed services
So what are Managed Services? Managed services are those specific IT operations that are offloaded to a service provider who known as Managed Services Provider (MSP). These service providers take the answerability of managing, monitoring, or problem resolution for certain IT systems and functions upon their shoulders. These MSP’s provide a plethora of services such as security, patch management, data backup, recovery, and alerts among various others for different client devices. Handing over the authority of infrastructure management to a skillfully managed service provider gives the organization an opportunity to concentrate on managing their business, with less interruption due to IT related issues.
These service providers usually price their services on the basis of the subscription and different packages that are priced at different levels. Some of these service providers also provide onsite customer support if the client organization requires. The service package at the lower part of the spectrum often start with monitoring service, which provides you with the notification of your problems and it is upon you how you resolve them. On the other side of the spectrum where the number of services provided is in abundance these organizations generally offer fully managed services that cover everything from problem recognition to problem resolution. The entire procedure starts with assessing your current IT environment and management requirements that will help you to analyze what services and service level you need to improve your business.
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But why is it beneficial to you?
Just like every large organization, every small business also requires technology to operate effectively and efficiently. In the current environment as the dependency on IT has grown tremendously sometimes the resource that support these complex IT environments do not which eventually can engulf day to day IT infrastructure on which the business depends on and runs. If you restrict yourself from keeping up with frequent backups, patches and security, there are high chances that you might face an IT outage or some other problem down the road that might negatively affect your business like productivity and revenue loss.
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MSP’s serve as an addition to the IT department of an organization, who take care of routine IT infrastructure monitoring and management around the clock. Since MSP’s are proactively monitoring and maintain your systems it can help you to avoid many technological problems and if a problem persists they can troubleshoot and resolve it immediately.
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If you decide working with an MSP the situation is slightly different from the situation where you do traditional outsourcing where you have to completely surrender your IT assets, but in this situation you decide what you want from the service provider, you have the complete control of your IT assets and it is upon the organization what you want to control and what you want the service providers to take care of. The organization retains the control and visibility into the process and management of the systems.