If you are the owner or manager of a small business, chances are that you are constantly dealing with technology issues. It’s inevitable that if you want your business to grow, you need to know how to navigate a marketplace dominated by technology. Luckily, it is not just the big companies who can afford to have an IT team on their side. Here is why you should consider outsourced IT for your business:

1) For less than one-third of the cost to employ a single IT technician, you can employ an entire company of IT professionals, who will essentially work as a satellite IT department for your company. This will bring a variety of expertise and knowledge through a team that does not take a sick day.

2) An IT managed services provider gives you more than just a person to call for purchasing and troubleshooting. Hiring an IT managed services provider gives you top to bottom support. A true partner to help you with consultation, project planning, vendor management and 24/7 behind-the-scenes maintenance.

3) You can finally get back to what matters to you by handing off the headache of managing your computer network from your daily agenda. You can rest easy knowing that patches and updates are being applied, backups of critical data are saved and instantly recoverable, and regular maintenance is being conducted without interrupting your work day.

4) Many of the industry’s top systems and software require a large volume of users, but a managed service provider will have these tools set up beforehand and your small business will have immediate access.

5) Vendor Management means your managed service provider will have established relationships with important companies, which will then lead to better options in project planning and financing. Furthermore, you and your employees can say goodbye to sitting on hold, wasting valuable time trying to contact a manufacturer for support. All you need to do is contact your MSP and let them handle it from there.

All things considered, an IT managed services provider will save you both time and money while giving your business access to enterprise level tools. This will take the burden off of your shoulders, allowing you to get back to what is important to you; your business.