1. Cost savings
By outsourcing your cloud managed services, you control and reduce costly network maintenance costs. Staffing a full-time IT department is expensive and often unnecessary for small to medium-sized businesses with simple networks. Outsourcing to a cloud-first managed services provider like Indiana Data Center can save you thousands each year on the cost of an in-house IT department.
2. Predictable, recurring monthly costs
With the flexibility of cloud managed services, you decide how much you’re willing to pay for IT services and have a consistent monthly bill.
For example, a tax service has a spike in customers during tax season and will need more support during the first quarter of the year and less during the second through fourth quarters. A privatized learning institute for working adults will need the most support in the evenings when students are online after work.
With a fixed monthly service plan that’s customized to fit your needs or budget, you optimize the amount you pay for IT support.
3. Future-proofed technology
Migrating to a cloud environment is the first step in future-proofing your data center. Next, you’ll need make the latest technology and services available to your business.
By hiring an in-house IT staff, your IT personnel will have to spend company time training when a new technology or required upgrade gets released. Cloud technicians are already prepared to manage the latest technology.
4. Custom and integrated service
Cloud managed service providers are flexible. Some providers offer pay-per-service or payment plans, enabling your business to focus funds on growth.
Other cloud managed service providers offer a converged solution, which produces even more cost savings. These converged solutions may include security protection, network monitoring or the setup of a new service area.
5. Robust infrastructure
Cloud MSPs like Agile IT offer a robust network infrastructure with 24/7 management. Depending on the service agreement, a cloud managed service provider can monitor and scan the network for patch requirements security, and more.
Managed service providers can also integrate existing business practices and policies to manage your network to coincide with your organizational goals.