Outsource your IT department
Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are what keep this country moving. Unfortunately, for many of these business owners, budgetary needs force them to make cuts that the mammoth corporations do not have to consider. These budget cuts can often result in reduced security and sub-par IT services that in the long run can end up costing the company even more money.
Recent surveys have suggested that many companies end up spending more time and money recovering from a security breach or IT security attacks. This comes as a surprise to many SMBs who are under the false impression that hackers and other security threats target larger corporations. It has been discovered that companies that have less than 500 employees are actually more likely to be at risk of an attack than a larger corporation. Of course, this problem arises as the larger corporation has the resources to maintain higher levels of security, at a time when smaller companies are dealing with restricted or frozen IT budgets.
The benefits of hiring a managed services provider –
With security a real concern for small business owners, many are making the decision to bring in outside providers to address their IT needs. Managed services providers (MSPs) can offer an affordable solution to small business owners who are struggling to manage an internal IT staff. In some cases there isn’t even an IT person on staff, which can be just as costly for the small business when they have to bring in a professional on an as-needed basis. Considering the money and time spent recovering from a security attack or breach, more business owners are realising that the cost of not having this level of protection is too high to pay. Here we look at how MSPs can help business owners level the playing field against those who would infiltrate their security systems.
MSPs are in the business of technology. They have trained staff who are able to prevent security breaches and spot any activity that could be perceived as a threat. Moreover, they have the expertise to stop threats and prevent the loss of sensitive and private information that can lead to costly recovery measures.
Less expensive than in-house IT Support & Maintenance –
Other IT professionals can provide the same security but it will cost much more to the business owner. What many owners are realising is paying a flat monthly fee for security and other services provided by MSPs is actually much more cost effective than paying for internal IT staff, or outsourcing based on incident.
Proactive is better than reactive –
The greatest benefit of having a quality MSP in your corner is the fact that you are acting in a proactive manner to ensure all of your systems are managed properly. This is less expensive and less time consuming than waiting for something bad to happen and then reacting.
Any small business can benefit from the security provided by an MSP. They can do so at a fraction of the cost, therefore eliminating the fear and expense of trying to recover from a breach in security or cyber-attack.
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