When you start a small business, you have a few options when it comes to handling your information technology (IT) and computer system: Hire a full-time, part-time, or temporary employee to set up and manage it; go it alone and do it yourself; or work with an experienced managed IT services company like Professional Network Solutions.
Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for years, there are many benefits to hiring a managed services company.
Even if you hire the best IT professional out there, he or she will be lacking experience. Companies like PNSolutions have years of experience – more than 12 years, in our case! – and chances are very good they’ve seen your problems and situation before. They already know how to handle it. The research is already done, and we can get to work putting together a solution for you.
When you have your own IT staff, you need to keep them trained, certified, and up to date. That gets expensive! We’re already there – trained, certified, and on top of the latest technologies and solutions. Hiring a managed services firm gives you access to specialized skills that you would otherwise have to hire for. You get those skills from us as you need them – even if it’s only once.
Hiring a managed services firm saves you money. You don’t need to pay for a full-time or part-time employee or hire temporary employees. You can hire a managed IT services firm as needed so that you only pay for what you need when you need it. Or, set up a monthly service plan that becomes a predictable part of your budget. These monthly plans often include incentives like 24-hour emergency access. The result is that you reduce your labor costs while keeping your resources focused on your core business.
Because we already have the experience and technology in place, we can get to work on your business’ needs right away. We don’t need the time to train or research because we’ve already done that. We know the new technologies, and we use that knowledge plus what we know about your business to implement a solution that meets your specific needs.
A managed services firm can monitor your system’s security, meaning they can spot problems before they arise and keep your security needs up to date. This increases customers’ confidence in your business, especially if you’re handling sensitive personal data. We can keep you running smoothly, reducing devastating downtime that wastes time and hurts your business’ credibility.
Big companies have lots of resources, so they can have full IT departments and access to the latest technologies. Staying up to date is expensive, and going with older, less-expensive technologies can make your business slower and seem dated. A managed services firm works like your IT department when you need them. We’ll give you access to the things the big guys have, allowing you to compete with companies larger than yours.
We’d love to work with you to manage your business’ IT needs. Contact us today so we can talk about your needs!