posted on August 01, 2010 01:00
The Value of Utilizing a Managed Services Vendor
Time and again, it has been proven that conducting business without a managed services plan is more reactive, costly, and unpredictable. Consider the impact of unscheduled downtime, caused by a virus or technical failure. The average costs to small and medium-sized businesses can be staggering.
Case in point . . . a 2009 Gartner study revealed that each unmanaged desktop costs businesses an average of $4,000 a year in emergency services, lost productivity and opportunity costs, with an annual total cost of ownership (TCO) that is typically 42% higher than for managed PCs and 29% higher than for managed laptops.
As a business owner, these statistics can definitely keep you up at night . . . and for good reason.
This is the crux of the value of utilizing a Managed Services Provider (MSP). With an MSP, you can expect to experience a dramatic reduction of unscheduled downtime and lower IT costs because problems are detected and resolved faster—often before you’re even aware of them.
Managed services also helps you reduce and optimize your IT spending, keep more of your internal resources focused on core business activities, and arms you with accurate data about the health and performance of your IT assets.
For more information on the value that an MSP can provide for your business, please request a copy of our “Managed Services Advantages” whitepaper – just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a copy right away.