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Managed IT Services and 5 Reasons Why You Need It

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Managed IT Services aren’t sexy, but your business relies on it.

I don’t often write straightforward plugs for our services in our technology blog, but I think it is time to revisit why Network Medics is a managed it services provider now instead of a break/fix T&M IT consulting company (2008-2013). This came up because at many recent networking events I have been hearing a lot more reactive answers again to the network hacking security issues of today – instead of just sound planning. This gave me flashbacks to the early 00s!

When thinking about your business, you must remember that technology runs your company. It is no longer an afterthought budget to reduce on the bottom line like despite what your CPA still says. Sorry Accountants, you tend to do that, but we still love ya.

If your network is down, you don’t generate revenue. Period.

Don’t be pennywise-dollar-dumb with your IT spend anymore. Especially with the hacking issues of today, you can no longer go without good security, support, and monitoring.

Utilizing Network Medics managed IT services means you get our entire team for the price of one IT employee.  How do you know your IT employee is actually keeping you safe? Are they keeping up with their certifications and best practice? Do they provide you with all the documentation you need if something was to happen to them? Your business needs those answers and “I like them” is not a great answer when you think about it. Your business and the people there rely on you to make sure your house is in order in regards to your network.

With Managed IT Services providers like Network Medics, these problems go away. Our technicians go through one of the most difficult interviewing and testing processes in Minnesota – we have only top tier talent. We strive on you having ALL the information ALL the time and overall having a great experience as your IT partner. If that is not enough to look into managed it for your company, here are five reasons you need managed it services for your business.

  1. Enhanced security

Laptops, desktops, smartphones, applications, tablets, servers, operating systems, browsers, and IoT devices store and transmit data and thus require strict security measures. Remove your fear of becoming the next headline in a high-profile data breach or data loss incident. For example, if you own a doctor’s office, you must have a HIPAA compliant network to which a turnkey answer is a competent managed it services provider.

  1. Being proactive saves you time and money

Stop worrying about your daily IT operations. Why second-guess reliability and speediness of your network? Being proactive with Network Medics means we help you create and implement a technology plan that helps you plan, organize, and understand your network, security, and disaster recovery needs – so you can sleep at night.

  1. Maximize your network uptime.

Today, your business needs to be completely prepared for emergencies such as power failures, security breaches, data loss or other disasters that could damage your accounts and credibility. There’s a need for constant uptime and business continuity.  Managed service providers (MSP) like Network Medics ensure the safety of you and your clients’ precious data in any disaster situation. As your trusted IT partner, it’s our role to help you identify and prevent the kind of damaging impact a downtime event could have on your business.

  1. Access and review of new technologies

If it’s new, we’re looking at it. From the latest in cryptolocker defense to email spam filtering, we are always looking for the latest technology to help your experience and security. Many times an internal IT person does not have the time or energy to keep apprised of all of the latest software releases, hardware upgrades, or connection options. We’re always in that trench and will help you or your internal IT keep apprised of new options at each of your regular technology plan review meetings.

  1. ROI/Cost Savings

If you look at the cost, time, and energy required for internal IT, we are less expensive and provide more support for your organization. For larger organizations, instead of hiring more IT Staff, we often supplement an already in place team – esp. if they want to take a vacation occasionally!

Overall, your customers are going to start asking questions about your network security. Your insurance companies probably already asking questions about your network security. In addition, if you remain reactive, you will question your sanity on why you didn’t work this out before it became an issue.

We’re here to help, so give us a call. You don’t need the burden of IT at your company. We do it better, cheaper, faster, and hopefully make it more fun now and then.

Written by:
Kevin Calgren
Partner of Network Medics
Minnesota Business IT Consultant

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