Managed service providers (MSPs), like Ixis, offer a range of services that can help businesses operate more efficiently and effectively. Many aspects of your websites can be taken care of - from hosting, application maintenance, and security updates, to analytics and performance or development work. We’ve listed some of the ways your business can benefit from using an MSP:
Saving money - now and beyond
By outsourcing certain IT functions to an MSP, your business can save money on employee salaries, training, and benefits, enabling you to focus costs on other critical priorities, such as new technologies and innovations. Typically an MSP serves multiple clients, which allows them to take advantage of economies of scale and pass on the cost savings to their clients.
Fixed-price service packages provide more predictable costs for businesses with the added benefit of expertise and resources. Using the MSPs resource to streamline processes and reduce downtime can ultimately lead to further business cost savings in the long term.
Scalable expertise on-tap
MSPs typically have a team of trained and experienced professionals who can handle a wide range of IT tasks. This allows businesses to access specialised knowledge and skills without the need to hire in-house experts.
Efficiently scaling your services up or down to meet the changing needs of a business is an excellent benefit of leaning on an external provider's team of experts. This can be especially useful for businesses that experience seasonal fluctuations in demand or are undergoing rapid growth.
Security, security, security
Cybersecurity threats are constantly evolving, and MSPs can help businesses stay ahead of these threats. MSPs can provide various security services, including application and server monitoring, backups, and disaster recovery, to help businesses protect their data and systems.
Increase your business productivity
By outsourcing specific IT tasks to an MSP, businesses can free up their employees to focus on core business activities. This can lead to increased productivity and efficiency.
Using a managed service provider can help businesses save money, access specialised expertise, scale their operations, enhance security, and improve productivity. Whether a business is just starting out or is well-established, partnering with an MSP can be a valuable investment in its long-term success.
If you currently share the responsibility for looking after your websites in-house, maybe it’s time to consider the benefits of freeing up your internal resources and letting a specialised company such as Ixis look after your website hosting, support and upgrades? If you like the idea and would like to find out how we could benefit your business, get in touch today.