5 Ways a Managed Services Provider Can Make Your Office Life Easier

What a year 2016 has been so far!

We are almost halfway through the year and there already been so many changes. I've met so many new businesses who have joined our family of managed clients. They are now enjoying the same peace of mind as our long-term clients who have our entire team looking out for their business 24/7.

To recap, since last summer we have launched our new corporate website; acquired our new web development team as well as upgraded many of our pro-active management systems. But I still get same question on a regular basis even from people who have known me for a long time. "What is an MSP?"  Xperteks is often perceived as just an IT support "shop" for when things go wrong.  But the truth is there is so much more that happens in the background to ensure our clients' computer systems continue to run smoothly without any problems.

Managed services providers (MSPs), like Xperteks, are lifesavers for business owners and executives who need to manage their IT equipment and services. Among many other things, MSPs update software, provide data backup solutions, and keep files safe from hackers.

As the industry trade group CompTIA noted in a March 2016 report, over 70% of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) used a third-party IT company at least occasionally, if not more frequently, during a 12-month period. This popularity highlights just how useful and versatile MSPs can be for small companies.

Here are 5 ways in which Xperteks makes life easier for business owners and executives

1. Using a Team of Focused Experts

Many organizations lack the resources for hiring dedicated IT staff members. Instead, they task employees from different departments with managing their computer systems, even though this work is not part of their job descriptions. These employees usually have trouble juggling their regular work with their IT obligations. As a result, they are unable to successfully do either one of these jobs. Companies that outsource their IT work, in contrast, don't have to rely on non-technical staff members trying to squeeze IT tasks into their busy schedules.

Even some companies with full-time IT departments struggle to keep up with the work. These staff members are so busy handling day-to-day maintenance tasks that they are unable to focus on their companies' long-term goals. By partnering with a team of experienced outside professionals, like Xperteks, these firms free up their IT staff so that they can concentrate on more strategic issues.

2. Offering a Cost-Effective Solution

Budgets in most organizations are tight. You want to make sure that you are investing your hard earned money in the most effective way. Some executives believe that the money spent on an MSP could go to other uses. However, they don't realize that using an outside partner could save them a tremendous amount of money in the long run.

MSPs fix many of their clients' IT pain points and make their operations more productive. This translates into increased efficiency and lower IT costs. Additionally, these service providers can prevent security incidents and assist companies that are forced to recover from computer disasters. By helping businesses avoid data breaches, MSPs effectively save them the money that would have been lost.

Xperteks offers a wealth of IT expertise at an affordable price point. Transparent billing models show exactly what we have been doing for our clients. This allows executives to plan out their IT budgets in advance without worrying about hidden fees or mysterious charges.

3. Performing Proactive Preventative Maintenance

The well-known break-fix approach to IT stems from a reactive mindset. This approach means that if there is a problem, you fix it. But it doesn't call for determining how you can prevent problems in the future.

Xperteks, on the other hand, helps you take a more proactive stance on IT issues. Together with our team of experts, you can discover how to keep things from breaking, rather than just fixing them when they do. Xperteks will ensure that you do not miss a software or firmware update in order to keep your systems running smoothly and securely. This ongoing maintenance keeps your computers operational for longer periods of time, and lets you avoid problems that would have caused downtime.

4. Providing Timely Resolution to IT Problems

Xperteks provides a quick way to reach an IT professional in case you encounter a problem. Downtime is expensive. If you have an in-house IT person and they are out sick for the day or on vacation, that downtime can become extremely expensive.

The longer IT issues go unresolved, the more likely you are to lose money. Using an MSP, like Xperteks, allows you to have a reliable expert on-call to address any issues that come up, regardless of when they occur.

5. Helping to Scale

Since Xperteks is already familiar with your IT assets, we will know which products can improve your computer systems and which ones are compatible with your existing infrastructure. This will help you scale your IT infrastructure and facilitate your organization's growth in a reliable way.

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