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As technology grows and becomes more sophisticated, the skills needed for effective and reliable IT Support and management become more specialist. Back in the day, it was enough to include IT responsibility in the duties of knowledgeable staff members whose main role had a different focus. But with today’s greater business dependence on IT systems, managed IT provides daily monitoring of your companies IT infrastructure and prevents costly downtime.

Here are some other aspects of Managed IT to consider:

Up to Date Systems

Software and other system installations are not a ‘set and forget’ operation. Businesses should, for example:

·       Install software updates.

·       Keep security patches current.

·       Create backups of important or sensitive data.

·       Regularly update anti virus definitions and engines.

Serious damage can result when any of those routine maintenance operations are neglected. Managed IT Support takes on the responsibility of making sure all company machines, software, programmes, databases and devices are running optimally and are protected from internal or external threats.

Security, risk reduction, and compliance create a need for due diligence, keeping sensitive and confidential information secure and private.

Cost Effective IT Support 

Unmanaged IT systems tend to run along a break/fix line of unpredictable ‘hope and prayer’ thinking.

When companies rely on non-specialist in-house staff rather than hiring dedicated IT Support specialists, the cost saving can seem justified. Why pay for highly skilled staff that may not actually be needed?

But unmanaged IT systems can be extremely vulnerable to a multitude of threats, and bringing in specialists to fix a system in crisis is more expensive in the long run – not only do you pay more for emergency recovery services, you lose business when staff can’t access vital company data and records.

It’s also hard to estimate just how much unmanaged IT systems are costing, making it more difficult to budget. There’s also a need to factor in the cost of lost productivity if systems are operating below par, as well as considering the time involved for non-specialist staff to solve problems.

Managed IT can not only prove more cost effective and quantifiable, it can also lead to cheaper, more efficient ways of implementing IT services.

Enterprise Level Technology

Medium sized companies are often at a disadvantage when they don’t have access to the latest technologies that can give a competitive edge against some of the bigger industry players. As an example, consider how fast internet access has enable individuals to enter the mail order, retail arena, a domain once only accessible to large companies with delivery fleets and warehouse space.

Similarly, managed IT and hosted services can level the playing field for smaller companies. Upgrading IT systems with the newest technologies, but without the initial outlay or administrative costs involved with installing and maintaining internal systems, small and medium sized businesses can start punching well above their weight.

You Stay in Control

With managed IT, you don’t lose control of your IT assets, which is a concern for some companies more used to handling things in-house. You can still manage whatever you like within your business, picking and choosing which elements of your IT infrastructure would be best managed externally.

When first considering a move to managed IT, it can be confusing to work out exactly what’s needed and what you need to do. Providing managed IT services throughout Leeds and beyond, Eitex can help you make sense of complicated IT matters. We even have a dedicated help line.

Give us a call to find out how we can strengthen your IT infrastructure.

Read more about Eitex IT Support Services.

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