When your business IT stops working, it just adds another task to your already busy workday. A fully-staffed, in-house IT support team can be a significant expense, but attempting to manage all of your business’s technology problems yourself carries its own costs. Thankfully, there is another option. Let’s talk about the advantages of managed IT.
Managed IT is a great option for small and medium-sized businesses looking to cut down on upfront IT costs. But there are a lot more advantages to managed IT services than just the price. A mIT provider can keep your hardware and software up to date, help you think about IT strategically, open the door to cloud computing, and much more.
Buying all the phones, computers, servers, and other devices your company needs to operate can be a huge barrier to growing your business. With managed IT services like HaaS (Hardware as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service), you pay a standard rate for the software and hardware you use. In addition to reducing upfront costs, your managed IT provider takes on the heavy lifting of keeping your technology up-to-date.
When we take on the responsibility of managing a client’s IT, we actually manage it. We stay on top of patches and updates. We’ll also let you know when a new, better device option is available. Software updates in particular are essential to your productivity and your cybersecurity. You can significantly lessen your company’s risk for potential breaches when you let a professional IT provider manage your technology for you.
One managed IT service Digital Agent offers is a virtual CIO (Chief Information Officer). Business owners have a lot to gain by consulting with a vCIO on their business goals and how their IT can drive them towards those goals. With over 20 years of experience as an IT provider for hundreds of businesses, across a wide range of industries, our vCIOs have valuable expertise to draw on as you look to your company’s future. Of the many advantages of managed IT, a vCIO is especially important when you’re creating an IT budget. vCIOs take the guesswork out of the process by helping you create a plan to keep your IT infrastructure running efficiently.
A vCIO can help future-proof your business IT.
Office space can be very expensive, especially in Atlanta. Server racks and other hardware can take up a lot of that space. With cloud computing, you can host your infrastructure and your software with us, and have 24/7 online access. As we enter an age of remote work, more and more businesses are looking to cloud computing as a solution.
At Digital Agent, we place as much emphasis on preventing disaster as we do on preparing for the worst. A power outage or cyberattack could cripple an unprepared company permanently. One of our most important services as a mIT provider is backups for server data and for every computer that is powered by Digital Agent. Our robust Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery program ensures that, even if the unthinkable happens, you’ll be able to get back on your feet quickly and simply.
Of course, the greatest benefit of using a mIT provider is that you’ll have one less thing to worry about in a busy work week. We keep your technology up-to-date, future-proofed, and regularly backed up for easy recovery. And when your technology isn’t working, you have one number to call to get it fixed. No hassle, and no haggling.
Digital Agent combines the latest technical innovations with old-fashioned service values. Modeled like a family-run business with a commitment to customer care, personalized service and attention to detail.