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Seven Reasons Manufacturers Need Managed Services

  1. Skilled Resources: With an experienced managed services partner, manufacturers gain access to technologists with diverse experiences and depth of knowledge that can help them balance their IT needs with effectively running a manufacturing business.
  2. Lower Costs: These experienced, efficient technology experts are likely a fraction of the cost of full-time employees staffed round the clock thanks to managed services’ shared resource model.
  3. Best Practices: No more cutting corners. Professional managed services providers (MSPs) adhere to proven industry standards like the Information Technology Infrastructure Library’s (ITIL v3) best practices; Companies that operate on a global basis should also be able to deliver a common services platform that is consistent across all geographies, yet is flexible enough to meet unique regional needs.
  4. Proactive vs. Reactive Management: MSPs can offer detailed performance reviews that allow manufacturers to examine operational analytics and address issues proactively before a major service outage is experienced.
  5. Guaranteed Uptime: Using a managed services provider reduces the risk of downtime by properly managing physical, storage, and fixed network assets.  All changes are captured in an auditable configuration management database (CMDB) for compliance purposes, and stringent SLAs can be custom tailored to the organization’s needs.
  6. Predictable Costs: By embracing a managed service model, manufacturers can simplify budgeting with more predictable monthly costs for technology management.
  7. Time Savings: Knowing that they have a robust, reliable infrastructure in place puts the manufacturer’s struggle of prioritizing IT needs in the past. Previously overworked IT employees can now redirect their efforts to more value-added activities, focusing their time and attention on supporting business initiatives and building competitive advantage.

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Necessity of Network Security

Network SecurityEvery day you use your office computer you most likely partake in computer security initiatives. When you’re at work, you’ve probably noticed or been told that your computers are on a network. Without really understanding what that means, you just accept it and move on. However, your network and more importantly network security are vital things to your company.

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7 Reasons to Outsource Your IT Support

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You own a business, so this means that you’re used to wearing many hats. Your responsibilities range from payroll and hiring to sales and operations, and even IT and administration. Wouldn’t it be great to have one of those responsibilities off of your shoulders? There are a wealth of resources to be found for those who would like to outsource some of their tasks, but how do you decide if a particular task or area of work that needs to be done is worth doing yourself?

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Should You Hire Or Outsource to an External IT Service Provider?

ITprofessional-armscrossedMost small business owners handle all aspects of their businesses, including but not limited to, acting as the head of every business services department, often filling production and administrative roles as well. This will work for as long as a small business is in lean mode; without employees. When the business grows and you must start hiring staff, would you prefer to use your business-building time on handling technology issues and maintenance or growing your business – shoring up sales and marketing efforts, focusing on providing excellent levels of customer service, and making connections in your community? Unless you are an Information Technology Service Provider yourself, chances are your time will be much better spent on the latter – so why not outsource to an external IT Service Provider? Read more

How to Choose an IT Consultant or Managed Services Provider

ITconsultanthandshake1Automotive repair shops, electricians, plumbers, lawyers, realtors, dentists, doctors, accountants, etc. are heavily regulated to protect the consumer from receiving substandard work or getting ripped off. However, the computer industry is still highly unregulated and there aren’t any laws in existence to protect the consumer. Here are a few tips to keep from getting taken to the cleaners when choosing a managed services provider or IT consultant. Read more