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What Is Information Technology Managed Services?

We all want to protect our businesses. They are a part of who we are, and it would be devastating to the business if anything bad happened — including an unexpected cyberattack. But these things happen, especially when you least expect them. Businesses are attacked every single day; some being left in ruins. Some can pick up the pieces but at great cost. Then there are businesses that are back up and running in a matter of hours as if nothing happened at all.

The businesses that said “yes” to managed IT services and made the commitment to protect their business, employees, and customers are the ones that bounce back quickly. If your business lacks managed IT services and you have not yet embraced total IT security, it is time to say “YES!” and give your business the top-notch IT support it needs to be protected from the countless IT threats that exist in the world today. 

Managed services offer complete IT support without having to hire dedicated in-house IT support staff. You get full-time access to network and technology experts without having to pay a full-time team. In other words, you save money, and you have someone keeping a close eye on your network. The good news is, Kore is an IT company that offers managed services — you just must ask for it! (If you do not work with an IT support company or managed service provider (MSP), it is highly recommended that you do!) 

Here are a few reasons why managed services should not be ignored: 

It is a proactive service you cannot find anywhere else. Proactive IT support is HUGE. You must be proactive because guess what? Hackers and cybercriminals are proactive. They are smart people, and they are relentless people. Managed services will give you access to your own outside team of exceptionally smart people and systems that can identify potential IT problems before they become actual problems. 

On top of that, proactive managed services ensure your network — and everything connected to your network — receive regular updates, security patches, and routine maintenance. They help keep your business protected while minimizing downtime which can cut into your bottom line. 

It helps you save money — and you know how much you will be spending month-to-month. One of the most common reasons why many small to medium-sized businesses do not invest in good in-house IT support is because it is expensive. The sticker shock is too much. But managed service takes away the sticker shock. 

Instead, you get the exact support you need, and you pay a set fee every month. It makes it MUCH easier to set a quarterly or yearly budget. Also, because managed services are customizable, you can put together a specific plan for your business and pay only for those specifics. Managed IT is also scalable, so as your business grows or changes, your managed IT services can change as well. 

It protects you in many ways. You can count on your MSP to minimize malware, spyware, ransomware, phishing scams, and exploitative hacks. You are protected by advanced software, hardware, and old-fashioned human knowledge and experience. But the protection does not stop there! Managed service providers can also protect you against things that are impossible to predict yet possible to prepare for, such as potential natural disasters, such as fire or flood, or hardware failures. 

They can also protect you when it comes to compliance. There are many industries where compliance is important, from banking to health care. If you operate in one of these industries, you know how important this is. 

Having a managed IT service means your network is up to date with all the fine print. You do not have to worry about anything slipping through the cracks or breaking compliance, which can lead to all kinds of costly headaches. 

It gives you TIME. This is the most precious commodity of all. If you are running around dealing with network issues yourself, or trying to, you are spending a lot of time doing everything you DID NOT want to be doing when you started your business. Wouldn’t you rather be focused on growing your business and taking care of customers? 

When you bring managed IT into the fold, you have so much less to worry about. No, it is not set-it-and-forget-it, but it is close. Your MSP handles your IT, while you handle your business, and you collaborate when you need to. You can rest assured that someone is keeping a close eye on your network and that your MSP is a quick phone call or email away. 

These few points only scratch the surface of why managed services are so important. Stop putting it off and make the phone call. Tell Kore Technology Resources you want managed services, and you are ready to protect the future of your business!