What’s Managed Services?

by Jacob Nolley, Marketing Manager/Accent Consulting Services, LLC

You’ve gotten a call, email, or letter talking about Managed Services (MSP), but you have no idea what that means. We’re here to help!

Just like large companies, small and medium sized businesses need technology to operate efficiently and effectively. But as people become more reliant on technology, the complexity of their IT needs also increases. For many companies, managing IT is far to expensive and complicated to run in-house.

If you fall behind in keeping up with your computer network, the odds greatly increase that you’ll face an IT outage or another problem down the road that will negatively impact your business. For many companies, a failure in IT is the reason they have to close their doors.

But Don’t Worry! That is where MSP’s come in.

Managed Services is a huge philosophical change in the way that business deals with technology. Before, IT companies started getting involved with your network for the sole-purpose of fixing problems as they arose. Managed Services started when companies decided that the best way to fix a problem is to stop it from ever happening.

It’s a lot like hiring a gardener.

When you hire a landscaping company to maintain your yard, they will probably come once a week to mow the lawn, trim flowers, water your garden, and fix problems as they arrive. Managed Services is just like that, but better. When you hire an MSP, someone is virtually monitoring your network 24/7 to ensure that it has no breaches or failures. In addition, they will set-up and order your entire computer network and managed/update it as needed. Lastly, in the off chance that something does fail, they will send an army of IT people to have you up and running in no time.

Interested in hiring an MSP? Here are your next steps:

Accent Consulting is an MSP located in Lafayette and Fort Wayne, Indiana. If you want to hire an MSP, but don’t want to waste money trying to find the right fit, Accent Consulting is running a promotion until February 1st for a Free Network Vulnerability Check. This is your opportunity to have your network assessed with no obligation to start a contract. Click below to activate your free check! (*Offer only valid until February 1st, 2019)

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