You might not think your business needs a managed service provider, but the signs are hard to ignore. Plus, sometimes you just need a helping hand to ensure future business growth.
If you're on the fence about whether it's time to partner with a managed service provider, just take a moment to look at your IT needs and how you're currently dealing with them. These five signs are clear indicators that it's time to make a change.
1. You Don't Have A Dedicated IT Team
It's not unusual for small businesses to not have a dedicated IT team, but that doesn't mean they're immune to IT issues. For growing businesses, you're facing even more IT problems. Without a managed service provider, IT tasks fall on the owner or just a few IT savvy employees. You're not getting the support your business needs when it needs it and it could halt your growth.
2. You're Growing Quickly
Maybe your business had everything under control until you started growing rapidly. Suddenly, you're having to make decisions about IT upgrades, but have no clue what to do. Plus, you don't have anyone to manage the growth in hardware and software. With a dedicated support team on your side, you worry about the growth and they worry about making sure your tech is working smoothly.
3. Your IT Staff Are Overwhelmed
Do your IT staff constantly complain about being overwhelmed? Do they constantly work overtime just to get the basics done? An overworked IT department isn't doing your business any favors. The more frustrated they get, the more problems that get overlooked, not to mention they could quit at any time. Get them the support they need to help better manage the department.
4. You're Dealing With Constant IT Issues
Did you know downtime costs large businesses $1-$60 million a year, per business? While the cost might not be as high for smaller businesses, it's still a devastating loss. When you're constantly dealing with IT issues that keep you from accessing data and apps or from customers being able to interact with your business, it's time to partner with a managed service provider.
They'll help with keeping your business online, ensuring you have current backups and crafting a disaster recovery plan.
5. Your Tech Isn't Growing With You
A final sign you need a managed service provider is your tech is older than your business. If you want your business to grow, your tech has to grow with you. With an experienced partner on your side, you find the right tech within your budget to help your business take off.
Interested in learning more about how a managed service provider helps your business? Send us a message or call our team today at 888-405-0029.