Whether you’re running a small business in Ascension Parish or anywhere else in Louisiana, finding ways to lower costs without hurting your growth can be challenging.
It’s not always clear which things you can do yourself to save money or which are actually costing you more to keep inhouse than they would if you outsourced.
Your technology infrastructure is one of the most important parts of your business. If it’s running efficiency, there’s a good chance your business is too. But if it’s slow or problematic, you’re most likely spending time putting out IT fires or struggling with workarounds instead of growing your business.
Managed IT services can make a significant difference in the health and well-being of your business. They can also help you save money in a number of different ways.
Working with an IT pro is more than just an insurance policy to ensure your business stays up and running and doesn’t suffer a security breach. It’s a way to gain a competitive edge by improving a core area of your company.
Have you been on the fence about whether or not to invest in managed services for your business? Read on to learn several advantages, including some big cost savings!
Why Managed IT Services Are a Smart Business Decision
The cost of each unmanaged computer for a business is about $5,000 per year! Just let that sink in for a minute.
Why so high? Because 80% of your technology costs happen after you make the initial purchase.
If your computers aren’t being properly maintained, it can result in additional repair costs, productivity losses, and more.
Here are several ways that managed IT services can benefit your business and save you money.
Reduce the Risk of a Cybersecurity Incident
Unpatched system vulnerabilities are one of the main ways that hackers attack business networks. They were responsible for 60% of data breaches in 2019.
Trying to ensure all employee computers, your servers, and other IT equipment are properly updated can be a full-time job if you do it yourself. But all it takes is one computer with one unapplied update to allow a virus into your network.
Managed IT services include keeping your equipment updated with those vital security patches. Your staff will also be freed from having to deal with “pesky updates” that interrupt their work, because we handle them all for you.
Ward Off Hard Drive Crashes & Downtime
Downtime is one of those costs that can sneak up on you. An hour here and 30 minutes there, might not seem like a big deal, but every hour of downtime costs you in productivity and sales opportunities.
Downtime costs businesses an average of $10,000 per hour.
Your business is protected from costly downtime due to a number of activities included with managed services:
- Proactive maintenance
- Equipment and network monitoring
- Dusting of fans and ventilation areas
- Troubleshooting slow systems
Improve Employee Productivity with Tech Support
You probably don’t realize how much time is being spent by your employees on small IT issues throughout the day. According to industry averages, it’s about 22 minutes each day. That’s more than two weeks gone a year for every full-time employee!
Instead of struggling with IT problems, your staff can be more productive and have much less frustration throughout their day with managed services.
Not only does your technology infrastructure have less problems, if employees run into a software issue or have trouble with a printer, they have someone they can call to get help right away.
Mitigate the Risk of Data Loss
A data loss incident can mean serious downtime if you don’t have a reliable backup. Trying to manage backups for all your devices on your own can be problematic and lead to common mistakes that cause backup plans to fail.
Our managed backup services help you sleep easier at night knowing that whether you have a damaged laptop or a ransomware attack, you’re covered. You have a fully recoverable copy of all your data whenever you need it.
Focus on Building Your Great Business
If you’re trying to handle IT on your own, some days can seem like you’re stuck putting out fires rather than getting any forward motion. An IT issue with a customer-facing feature can also stall orders, hurt customer support, and cause you major losses when it comes to forward momentum.
Managed services allow you to focus on what you do best, making your great business even greater! You and your staff can focus fully on your business mission, knowing you have a technology infrastructure that has your back.
Lower Costs Today with a Carl’s Computer Care Managed IT Plan
Find out just how much better your business can run when you don’t have to worry about your IT. We have custom managed service plans to meet every company’s needs.
Contact us today to learn more! Call 225-315-3498 or reach us online.