How Managed Services Improves Cash Flow
Businesses depend on technology to be up and running at all times. Critical data is stored electronically, such as customer payment information, sales data and inventory figures. The network is used for communicating, billing and more. If there is ever an issue with your technology, every minute of downtime costs you money and precious minutes you don’t need to be wasting. If you depend on calling an outside IT expert at the time of the crisis, it is going to take even longer to get up and running while they take the time to come to your business, diagnose the problem and then get it up and running again.
We all know that in the business community, time is money. That’s why you shouldn’t be wasting any time with IT support that is not on board 24/7. A better way to secure your technology is with IT managed services. With NorthLight IT as your IT managed service provider, your system will be constantly monitored, so it is always up and running and secure. When your network is always in optimum shape, your profits are sure to increase. Here are a few ways IT managed services will improve your company’s cash flow:
Predictable Costs with Managed Services
When you have to hire an IT expert last minute, there can be no telling how long the job will take and how severe the damage is. The costs for their services can start to skyrocket in no time. When you have a contract with an IT managed service provider, you have already established a set amount that will be paid monthly or however often you agreed upon in the contract. When you already have your IT costs figured out, the business can free up other monies to focus on the company’s growth.
The process of patching is repetitive and tedious and must be regularly focused on. The majority of businesses do not have the internal resources or extra time available to wade through the heaps of possible bug, kernel and security repairs that eventually turn into basic maintenance of a business’s infrastructure over its lifetime. Your managed service provider will take care of this task for you, allowing updates to seamlessly flow into the internal IT process. This equals less downtime for the company and less wasted money and resources.
With everything that is stored in the network, it can be the end of your business if you suddenly have a disaster that wipes out your stored critical data. If you aren’t forced to shut down, you will at the least be spending tons of money on recovery, and face your reputation being tarnished. With IT managed services, a data backup and recovery plan is put into place so in the event of a disaster or a security breach, you can continue working seamlessly and not have to spend thousands on recovery.
Contact NorthLight IT today and we will answer any questions you may have about hiring us as your managed service provider.