Signs that your business needs Managed IT Services
Sign 1: Your in-house IT team is understaffed
Sign 2: You're envisioning an expansion
Sign 3: Your cybersecurity posture isn't adequate
Sign 4: You're experiencing perpetual downtime
Sign 5: You're struggling to store all your data
Sign 6: You desire cost-effective IT solutions
A managed IT services provider (MSP) is a company that outsources IT work to a range of companies, usually within a specific city or region. An MSP will provide everything from basic hardware and network installations to software upgrades, cybersecurity protection, and data warehousing.
With 24/7 monitoring and access to the latest upgrades and security patches, an MSP can provide better protection than most in-house IT teams.
A managed IT services provider will deal with some or all of a business’s IT needs, depending on the size of your company and your service level agreement.
Typical services offered include network installations, computer builds, mobile device provisioning, help desk support, cybersecurity services, backups, and more. The staff provided by an MSP are usually highly experienced and qualified in their area of expertise, meaning you get a better quality of service than general IT staff.
The cost of managed IT services differs significantly depending on the state, company size, industry type, and requirements. For an accurate estimate, you would need to get a customized quote, but the below prices provide a general idea of costs:
The typical fee per user ranges from $50 to $200 and $30 to $120 per workstation. Servers cost between $120 and $200 per server, with switches going for $10 to $50 and firewalls between $25 and $100.