As technology continues to evolve, managing your own IT continues to require more time and expertise. This can be especially burdensome for business owners who have little time to properly secure their networks and data, or to fix computers and other devices when they go offline.

While you can always hire IT staff for your business, it’s often not feasible due to the overhead costs and added payroll expenses. Instead, many companies are turning to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to help them relieve the burden of constant security monitoring, maintenance, and repair. With managed IT, you can focus on running and growing your business while knowing your systems are being handled by professionals who know how to keep business running smoothly and securely.

Here’s a look at some key ways a Managed Service Provider can help your business.

Increased Security

Cybercrime attacks are on the rise, and it’s more important than ever for businesses of all types and sizes to have strong, dependable security to protect valuable and sensitive data. Many criminals that focus on attacking businesses are very savvy, so it takes a strong line of defense to keep them at bay. When you work with an experienced managed IT provider, you get to work with specialists who know what it takes to keep your business secure around the clock. MSPs can help with a variety of essential tasks, from securing individual devices, to network monitoring and protection, routine maintenance, training for your staff, and more.

Better Productivity

A big benefit of working with a managed service provider is improved uptime. When IT systems are regularly maintained and updated, there’s less unexpected downtime. This means employees have less interruptions and better access to the tools they need to work efficiently during business hours. When your employees can work more effectively, they’re able to generate better results. This improves the overall productivity of your business, which means a better bottom line for your company. 

Affordable & Predictable Costs

Having the right IT infrastructure in place is crucial, but dealing with unpredictable IT costs is not a sustainable model. Securing, protecting, and maintaining your network, devices, and sensitive data can be a full-time job, and hiring on-site IT can be extremely costly. Partnering with a managed service provider lets you draw on the vast expertise of a team of IT and security experts for a fraction of the cost. With managed services, you can enjoy affordable, predictable pricing that includes routine maintenance, security updates, and ongoing protection. 

Lower Risk of Security Breaches

With more and more businesses across South Florida (and around the world) being targeted by sophisticated cybercriminals, it’s important for your business to have the latest security measures in place to not only protect your own data but also any sensitive data that you may handle on behalf of other individuals or organizations. Additionally, if you are subject to compliance regulations like HIPAA, then you need a Managed Security provider that is able to ensure your company stays compliant. An MSP can help properly secure your business by utilizing up-to-date technology and defenses that continue to evolve as attacks grow more sophisticated.

At Blue Light IT, we have years of experience helping business owners in Boca Raton and across South Florida keep their businesses secure. We offer a wide variety of services, from monitoring your network to updating and maintaining software and security tools. We can provide backup solutions to ensure you never have to worry about losing access to critical data, train employees on best practices to improve security from within, and more.  This way, you don’t have to spend valuable time on these things yourself. You can focus on running your business instead of maintaining the technology behind it. Contact us today to discuss your current situation and goals–we’d love to hear from you!