Top 6 Reasons You Should Consider Managed Services

from VLSS (of course)

Even if your organization has dedicated IT expert or an entire IT department, partnering with a reliable technology specialist could help to provide additional professional advice that may dramatically improve the performance of your network and servers by appropriately preparing your company for an unwanted and untimely disaster. 

Here is our TOP 6 reasons you should look into hiring a Managed Service provider, like VLSS.

1. Proactively Fix Problems

The biggest benefit of Managed Services is discovering and fixing problems before they can negatively impact your business and causing unexpected downtime, wasted resources and just overall frustration. What if your server crashes? Can your business afford to be down for an hour, a day, longer? Unexpected downtime = lost revenue. 

A well groomed and maintained database that is proactively serviced will always run better than the alternative. You will notice a huge difference in operations and you will reap the benefits of preventing disasters, rather than fighting them.

2. Reduced Costs

We work as your IT partner but for a fraction of the cost of hiring in-house staff. Our flat-fee billing models leave no-surprises to your IT budget. Businesses are able to budget, control and reduce operating costs. By outsourcing on a proactive basis versus in a crisis you are avoiding the major pitfalls in your IT budget that often get exhausted with emergency work.  With a team of experts at your disposal you now get to leverage the best in the field without the premium price tag. We are straight forward with our billing practices.

See our straight forward pricing model here.

3. 24x7x365 Monitoring

As your Managed Service provider we never take a day off. Get peace of mind knowing that your environment is monitored 24/7/365.  As a result of this “always-on” monitoring, businesses experience a heightened level of comfort and security.  

VLSS handles all but not limited to: 

  • 24x7x365 Monitoring
  • Database Monitoring
  • Prompt response to issues based on predefined SLAs
  • Issue Tracking
  • Alerting and Notifications
  • Break/Fix Resolution
  • Incident History

4. Minimized Downtime

When you experience downtime, you’re not just hurting yourself financially, you also lose trust and credibility from your clients. Those impacts can be devastating to a business. 

  • Downtime costs businesses billions in lost revenues annually.
  • The majority of companies that interruption of 5 days or more will close there doors for good.
  • 3/4 of downtime is caused by human error.

Our response time is FAST with rapid resolution and problem prevention, we will significantly reduce the costs associated with downtime. VLSS Managed Services are set to two different levels (Production and Non-Production) with two SLA standards:

Production

System Down: Immediate Response until Issue Resolved

Performance Issues: Response within 15 Mins

Non-Emergency: Response within 8 Hrs

 

Non-Production

System Down: Response within 1 Hr until Issue Resolved

Performance Issues: Response within 8 Hrs

Non-Emergency: Response within 24 Hrs

5. Increased Operational Efficiency

Your in-house IT staff may be intimidated by the idea of brining in a Managed Service provider.  There are cases that your IT department isn't operating efficiently and you have over-staffed, under experienced employees that could be draining your budget.  Although, often the reality is a hybrid approach to IT — utilizing your in-house staff to focus on the mission critical issues while your managed service provider handles day to day IT operations.

You'll also see benefits as improved strategic IT planning, greater expertise at your disposal, increased continuity, and complimenting IT improvements that free your staff of tedious monitoring tasks. 

On the other hand, maybe you are a small business owner and you don't have an IT department at all.  Most small businesses owners can’t afford to hire a staff, but a Managed Service provider makes it a reality for you to have the same benefits without the high costs associated with a full-time staff member or team.

6. Freedom

Best guess is that your field is not IT and your expertise lies elsewhere. So why exhaust time and money and frustration trying to master it? Stop wishing you could understand and afford the technology you need to compete with the big dogs in your market. 

You will have peace of mind with 24x7x365 live support and increased response time.  IT Managed Service Providers (MSP) can help you take your business, your dreams and your freedom back so you can focus on running your business and not the technology behind it!
 

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