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An MSP can help businesses achieve more around their technology goals; why should businesses consider partnering with an MSP?
If you run a business, you will undoubtedly have heard – almost constantly over the last few years – that technology is the key to future business success. There is much truth in it, but a lot of businesses have made the mistake of taking to this approach in an unconsidered way – wasting time and money in turn. The careful leveraging of technology, and better technological practices, is what will help businesses in the long run – but how can the average business achieve this? We spoke with TechQuarters, a London-based MSP and Microsoft SharePoint provider, that has been helping businesses modernize their tech strategies for a little over 12 years now.
What is an MSP? And Why Businesses Work With Them
Managed services are a type of technology service that businesses use to outsource their technology responsibilities to a partner with more expertise than them – a managed service provider (or MSP). Managed services are the easier way for businesses – and especially smaller businesses – to make significant, systemic change to the way that they leverage technology. Some of the most common reasons why you might want to work with a MSP include…
1. You Want Better IT Support
For many, this is the most common reason of all. It can be hard for smaller businesses to keep on top of their IT management and support – and it is costly, because of the time and money that must be invested in training staff, and keeping their knowledge and expertise relevant. The good thing is that MSPs do all of that for their clients, and the economy of scale allows them to pass savings onto their clients – meaning you get leading IT expertise at a more affordable cost.
2. You Want to Leverage New Technology
Another popular reason why many businesses working with an MSP is that they can not only access new technology, but have it installed and configured for them, and get support with company adoption. For example, TechQuarters work as SharePoint consultants has been very popular for years, as many businesses are looking to adopt more modern workplace practices (such as the use of cloud platforms).
3. You Want Backup and Recovery Services
Many businesses fear the day that they experience an IT issue so major that it grinds their organisation to a halt – these are colloquially known as disasters. Most managed service providers can help a business implement disaster recovery strategies, which can help minimize the impact of such IT events when they happen. These typically involve daily, or hourly backups, as well as an official process that will be implemented to restore data and functionality to a business.
4. You Need Better Cybersecurity
Whether they are motivated by the desire to steal money, or data, or simply to destabilise an organisation, cyber threats are constantly on the rise. Having provided managed IT services London companies have relied on for over a decade, TechQuarters could confirm outright that the risk of cyber-attack has grown steadily, to the point where neglecting security is no longer an option for businesses. As cybersecurity is such a specialist field, working with an MSP can make it easier for organisations to get protected.
5. You Want to Be More Mobile
Mobility is an increasingly valuable quality in business. This is particularly true in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the call for work flexibility has been loud and clear for a long time. Managed service providers can help businesses setup safe mobile device usage (including solutions like unified endpoint management, and multi-factor authentication).