When you’re working to build your small business, it’s natural to try to do as much as you can yourself to save money. But there are certain things where trying handle it alone can actually stunt your business growth and cost you more.
Most people wouldn’t try to do a major repair on their automobile themselves unless they were a mechanic. The downside of what could go wrong would cost more than having a professional make the repair right. Managed IT services is similar.
Small businesses that try to take care of their own IT problems themselves (and that aren’t IT professionals), can end up making things worse and losing money every minute of downtime.
At Managed IT, we’ve often been called in when a small business owner is having IT issues that they can’t fix themselves. And usually we find several other areas at risk, like data security or un-managed patches, because they did not have a Managed IT Services professional keeping watch over their network and devices.
When you try to handle your technology issues yourself, you can leave your business at risk for costly downtime and data breaches.
The average cost of downtime for small businesses is $137-$427 US per minute! (Carbonite)
The cost of downtime for small businesses is generally much higher than having a monthly Managed IT Support Plan. If your employees are stuck dealing with their computer issues for even just 4 hours per month, at the minimum, that downtime can cost you $32,880. That’s much, much higher than a Managed IT Services Plan.
And that’s only one example of why small businesses can save money from Managed IT Services. Read on for the compelling reasons to sign up for one today.
Why Does My Small Business Need Managed IT Services?
Technology makes up the backbone of any size office. No matter what business you’re in, you’re relying on emails, software, cloud applications and more to keep your business running and growing.
Technology enables vital business functions such as:
- Communicating with clients
- Accounting & payroll
- Marketing and sales
- Building security
- Daily operations (letters, spreadsheets, etc…)
So, making sure that technology is up and running at top speed is vital to the health of your company and your bottom line.
Managed IT Services include multiple functions all designed to ensure uptime and tech support whenever you need it. Here are some of the significant ways that Managed IT Services from Managed IT will make your business better.
We Stop Problems Before They Start
Preventative maintenance services are like keeping your oil changed in your car. It can help ensure you’re driving safely for a long time. But don’t do it, and bad things will happen. Managed IT takes preventative actions through regular device and server maintenance to keep your technology running smoothly.
A big cost-saver when you sign up for a Managed IT Services Plan is that along with it comes unlimited support. Is your sales team having problems with a video conference software? Has your printer just gone down in the middle of printing checks? You can call and get the support you need anytime by:
- Remote Support
- On-site Support
…and it won’t cost you any more, unlimited support is included.
A Watchful Eye 24/7
You’ll never have to worry about coming in to the office in the morning to an IT emergency, because we use remote monitoring 24/7 to keep a watchful eye on your network and devices to catch any potential problems before they happen. This allows us to make any needed upgrades or repairs well in advance of any breakdown.
Never Worry About a Patch or Update Again
Computer users don’t always install updates and patches when they are prompted because they don’t want interrupt what they’re doing. Then it’s forgotten until a vulnerability is exposed, and your network is infected with a virus.
Any operating system updates, security patches, and antivirus updates are expertly handled for all your devices, so you won’t have to worry about an employee computer being vulnerable and leaving the door open for hackers or malware.
Server and Network Management
Companies can save money by running their own server, but the downside is that it can easily be hacked if it’s not managed properly. You get full server and network support with Managed IT Support, including (but not limited to):
- Internet and router management
- Router advanced and memory optimization
- Firewall optimization and management
- VPN management and support
- Server backup management and monitoring
- Disk space management
- Security management and support
Business Building Services
Managed IT goes beyond just taking care of your devices, we take care of your business. Our managed support includes doing an annual technology review and helping you take advantage of technology for productivity and sales growth.
We’ll also help you with business continuity, including disaster recovery, and any data security compliance needs.
Trying to coordinate with vendors like your internet service provider, hardware vendor or hardware warranty provider can take up valuable time. We can be a single point of contact for all your technology vendors and take the task of coordinating with them off your plate, freeing you up to do what you do best.
Save Money Today by Signing Up for a Managed IT Services Plan
Don’t let downtime and IT issues eat away at your profits. Managed IT can save you money each month and help you use technology to the fullest.
Contact us to find out more about our unlimited and affordable Managed IT Service Plans. Use our web form or give us a call at +65 6748 8776 to start today.
ManagedIT.SG is an IT Support, IT Solutioning and Managed IT Service Provider specializing in serving Small Businesses in Singapore. Call us at +65 6748 8776 and let us manage your Small Business IT today!