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What does a Managed Service Provider do?

Posted 30th March 2019

What does a Managed Service Provider do?

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have become increasingly popular for businesses from small to large. This is mostly because a managed service provider like LP Networks will help to fulfil the IT demands that you just don’t have time for.

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10 ways a Managed Service Provider could help your business.

A cost-effective alternative

Partnering with a managed service provider can save your business the expense of having to expand (or build) an IT department. The expense of recruiting and employing staff, finding space and buying new devices for them to work on, far outweighs the cost of a managed service plan.

Additionally, a managed service plan, providing access to multi-layered IT resources will undoubtedly cost far less than the cost of employing a full-time member of staff.

Working with existing IT departments

If your business already has an IT department, a managed service provider can help them to deliver services that may be overwhelming your internal team. Every department has a time or skill limit and bringing in outside experts can alleviate stress and even assist during sickness or holiday periods.

A managed service provider can be used to work on specific projects, leaving your team free to continue maintaining the day to day running of your network.

Streamline your IT team’s workload

In-house IT teams are often stretched beyond capacity, focused on multiple responsibilities, while pressing projects sit, waiting to be completed. LP Networks can offer the admin task support that can then free up your team to get their major projects finished.

Keep your data safe

MSPs are specialists in network security and will always use the most up to date and effective systems to ensure that their clients’ data is safe. With the introduction of GDPR, this is essential for any business whatever their size.

Spotting problems before they happen

A managed service provider can monitor your systems 24/7, 365 days a year and pick up on any problems that might cause major issues in the long term. This proactive monitoring gives our clients peace of mind that their data and their network is safe from attack.

Ask the experts

Making IT decisions can be difficult, so many platforms and devices to choose from, which cloud provider to use, how many programmes to buy licences for. Working with an MSP removes all of those concerns and lets you rest assured that you are in the safe hands of experts.

Managed service providers such as LP Networks, are familiar with a multitude of vendors and providers and can pinpoint the best product for any of your business’ needs.

No unexpected outlays

Costs for a managed service provider can be spread using a monthly subscription system. You choose the products and services that you need and a tailored package can be created paid in monthly instalments. Your MSP will keep you updated about the lifespan of your devices and advise on when you should think about updating them, meaning that you can budget for the expected.

Improve customer service

There’s nothing more off-putting for a customer than an online service or VoIP system that doesn’t work properly or quickly enough. Using the services of an MSP means that you can eliminate downtime and ensure that your customers have a good experience.

Improve productivity

LP Networks is an experienced cloud service provider and will create custom solutions based on the needs of your business. Using the cloud means that your team can access their files and documents from anywhere with a secure internet connection, improving productivity and accessibility.

Keep your business running

MSPs understand how expensive a security breach or downtime can be and work hard behind the scenes to make sure that your business’ network is running properly. If the worst happens and your business systems do crash, you can always feel safe knowing that there is a team working hard to get you back up and running.

Discover the difference an MSP could make to your business. Contact us on enquires@lpnetworks.com or 0800 970 8980 today.

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Choosing a new Managed Service Provider can be a difficult decision to make. It’s not like test driving a car where you can physically see and experience what you are spending your money on and make a choice by comparison. Instead, you have to weigh up the services that are on offer and decide which aligns best with your business. Tricky!

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