Benefits of outsourcing IT through a managed service provider like YourTechie
Managed services is a term referring to the practice of outsourcing your computer network support and management in order to enhance business or home operations. Companies providing managed services are called Managed Service Providers (MSPs). MSPs adopt a holistic approach to IT Services, resulting in a superior standard than many organizations are able to achieve in-house. YourTechie provides ongoing live management and maintenance of the underlying infrastructure together with end-user remote in support and service guarantees.
- Proactive Solutions
When you decide to hire an MSP to manage your computer network at home or at the office, you are reducing your overall long term costs and downtime. YourTechie implements live monitoring of all your critical security and hardware systems. If your hard drive is failing, your firewall gets disable or an infection is found on your computer, we get an alert and take action on our end to evaluate the level of action required to avoid more issues. We provide all the security software and patch management required to keep your computers running smoothly.
- Predictable Annual Costs
Our membership program is setup as an monthly flat fee which includes all the software and remote in support to manage your computer network. You will not need to have any additional costs unless an onsite visit is required due to network or hardware failure, at which time our members only pay 50% of our regular onsite fees. Onsite servers limited to parts of Iowa and Illinois only at this time.
- Reduce Risk
If you are a small business you carry a specific amount of risk. Competition, government regulations, markets, technologies, and financial conditions all change very quickly. YourTechie can anticipate and handle much of this risk for you, with specific industry knowledge, particularly security and compliance issues. YourTechie will work with your small business to minimize your risk in your industry or market.
- Level the Playing Field
Big corporations generally have in-house support services along with a team of full-time IT professionals. Small businesses and residential customers cannot afford that luxury all by themselves. One of the advantages of employing managed IT services like YourTechie is that outsourcing enables gaining the insight and expertise that larger companies have. With YourTechie, you get all the advantages that all these large corporations normally get but on an affordable level!
- Reduce Costs
The key benefit of a managed services model refers to its potential to reduce your overall costs. One of the costs that small businesses and residential customers always fail to remember is that MSPs help reduce the occurrence of expensive computer disasters.
- Compliance and Security
When you outsource to an MSP like YourTechie who is very familiar with PCI compliance standards, you actually decrease the risks related to client data, credit card numbers or any other sensitive information. MSPs adopt security strategies to keep your firewall always updated. Or if you are a residential customer, feel more secure using online banking and shopping!
- Vendor Management
MSPs deal with the hardware and software vendors, hence you need not deal with technical and complicated conversations. You just use your computers and we will take care of the rest for you!
- Stay Focused on Your Work
You, your family and your small business have limited resources and time. Outsourcing can actually help you stay focused on whatever it is you are working on and not get disturbed by complicated IT decisions. You will have the peace of mind knowing that YourTechie is always monitoring your computers for issues and taking action, many time without you even needing to be notified. We will only call if we need to remote in to fix something on your end.
- New Technology
One main advantage of using YourTechie is that we can help consult you on what your best options are when needing to upgrade your computers or other devices in your network. Since technology changes so rapidly, you know you have someone who specializes in computer tech just a phone call away to ask questions and get expert guidance.