Advantages of Partnering with Managed Services Providers
In today’s digital world, it is almost impossible for big enterprises to small and medium-sized businesses to function without technology. With so many different products and service offerings available, most companies have difficulty keeping up with the demand. As a result, many business owners are partnering with managed services providers to take some of the load off their shoulders.
These professionals will handle all technology-related administrative tasks and help you avoid costly IT repairs or system failures.
The Protected Harbor Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Advantage program is now available. It is designed to assist your company’s growth by accelerating the time to market, expanding your clientele, and increasing profitability.
This blog post will share some advice on partnering with MSPs for your company and what to watch out for when signing contracts or service-level agreements.
What is a Managed Service Provider?
A managed service provider (MSP) is a company that offers a wide range of IT services. There are many different types of managed services. Still, they all have a few things in common: – Service Level Agreement (SLA): This contract outlines the services provided, response times, and any penalties if the company fails to meet those goals.
Customized Plans: Some MSPs will have standardized plans, but most will work with you to create a customized plan that fits your needs and budget.
24/7 Support: All MSPs will provide 24/7 support for their clients. This means you can call them whenever you have a problem, even at 2 AM.
Backup and Disaster Recovery: It’s crucial to have a backup system in place, so you don’t lose any data if your system fails. A managed service provider will have a backup plan with regular tests.
Cybersecurity: With the rise in cyber-attacks, getting day-to-day management services or standard information technology services is not enough. Therefore, you must partner with MSP, which provides all services including cybersecurity.
How Can MSPs Help Your Company?
The goal of an MSP is to help you reduce IT costs, improve productivity and reliability, and increase uptime. To achieve those goals, the managed service provider will need to look at your current technology infrastructure and offer suggestions for improving it.
Most MSPs will offer a wide variety of services including networking, infrastructure management – data security, cloud computing, voice and communications, disaster recovery and business continuity, endpoint management, remote monitoring and management, data management, and application management.
Important Questions to Ask Before Signing Any Contract
Before signing any contract, you must ensure that the MSP is a good fit for your company. Here are a few questions when vetting managed services providers: – Is the MSP a good fit for my company? – What is the MSP’s track record? – How does the MSP protect my data? – What are the MSP’s rates and terms? – How will the MSP and my team work together? – Are there any hidden costs associated with the MSP? – How does the MSP handle customer service? – What are the MSP’s cancellation procedures?
Reasons to Partner With Us
Extending Your Services Portfolio
Multi-tenant, cloud-based solutions that are simple to scale and deploy can be used to improve current services and develop new ones.
A Track Record With Merit
Protected Harbor is recognized by industry analysts like Goodfirms and other top companies for its data resilience and performance.
The Best Collaborations
The tech platforms used by clients and service providers, such as Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, SAP, and Google, are supported by us.
Simplifying Advanced Data Systems
Our selection of Intelligent Data Services allows you to design data protection procedures for your clients that significantly impact outcomes. You can be confident in delivering services powered by Protected Harbor, from guaranteeing data and application availability to preventing cyber risks and ensuring effective business continuity.
Customize Your Customer Data
You can determine how to manage client data with choices like innovative deployment and contactless capabilities.
Adaptable Consumption Models For A Range Of Business Requirements
The architecture of Protected Harbor Services makes it simple to use and lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO). Options for utility subscription contracts increase flexibility and savings.
As you can see, partnering with a managed services provider can save your company a lot of money and headaches. The best MSPs, like Protected Harbor, will help you manage your technology infrastructure, reduce your costs, and improve the uptime of your systems. At the same time, you will have the flexibility to handle projects outside the managed services scope.
Protected Harbor engineers are highly skilled specialists capable of application migration, development, and continuing maintenance services. If you’d like to partner with us for your managed services and cybersecurity needs, this is the right time. Contact us today for a free IT Audit and learn how our partner advantage benefits you.