Managed Best IT Services
Benefits Of Managed IT Services For Your Team
Managed services is a term that refers to the practice of outsourcing your company’s IT computer network support and management to improve business operations. Companies like ours would take the place of a full-time IT professional that you would normally have on staff. At Firebrain Solutions, we are a talented group of specialists that lightens the technological load for a number of clients, providing managed services and solutions to help them get on with the business of doing business. But that’s not the only advantage of managed services.
Business IT Support
24/7 peace of mind
Compliance and Security
Controlled + Predictable Spending
Level The Playing Field
Access To IT Professionals
Faster Response Time
Stay Focused on Business
Expertise Without Extra Costs
When you factor in benefits, sick days, taxes and red tape, on average:
- A business with one employee and one owner faces an average employment cost of $56,770 per worker
- A typical business in the 20-49 employee range will pay $40,165 per worker
That’s basically the cost of one additional employee, per employee. What if you could take that $40,000-55,000 and put it directly to IT services, with no waste?
Also, if a skilled IT employee leaves, they will take all of their experience, skills, certification and knowledge of your company with them. You have to spend thousands to hire, train and acclimate a new employee, just to get back to where you were before you lost the last employee.
Monitoring & Reporting
Deployment & Support
In general, setting up an in-house IT department is quite expensive. To start with, you have to hire people with the right IT skills. For example, a business involved in high-frequency trading must hire the best programmers to set up its trading platform. Of course, such programmers typically command a six-figure salary. In addition, the business would have to buy and install IT hardware and software such as servers, databases, operating systems, and firewalls. Depending on the business’s IT requirements, it could spend up to $300,000 to buy and install a single IT hardware/software item. The good news is you can save money by simply outsourcing your business’s information technology needs. This allows you to focus on running and growing your business instead of worrying about IT personnel hiring costs or hardware/software installation costs
A business with a healthy bank balance can easily buy and install the required IT hardware and software in its premises. However, this can create inefficiencies that could make such a business uncompetitive. For instance, consider a scenario where an in-house server or database crashes making it impossible for employees to access client details or product price lists. Operations would halt completely as in-house IT personnel diagnose and fix the problem. Consumers who rely on such a company’s products/services could jump ship and take their business elsewhere. Over time, frequent IT outages could make such a business inefficient and uncompetitive. The average cost per hour of business disruption is a staggering $110,000. This is a huge sum of money for any business. This is where IT outsourcing comes in handy.
If you run a fast-growing business, you should be able to scale up operations as quickly as possible. However, this may be hard to pull off if you opt to set up an in-house IT department. On the other hand, cloud-computing technologies have made it easy to scale up business operations within a short time. Outsourcing IT services has many advantages including reducing inefficiency, saving money, making it easy to scale up quickly, as well as freeing up financial and human resources for other purposes. This can help a small business or startup to grow quickly and even expand into new markets.
Your IT system is the brain, heart, lungs and circulatory system of your business. Just like you wouldn’t trust any doctor to handle your health, you shouldn’t trust your IT system to any just anyone or any company. You need and deserve a Managed Service Provider who is reliable, trustworthy, capable and who provides cost-effective IT solutions.In these tough economic times, you’re probably watching every dollar you spend. You might think you can save money by using in-house IT support but think again. Most companies using in-house support end up paying more in the long run-in lost productivity and efficiency than if they hired a competent MSP to handle their ongoing IT needs.In-house IT support costs you more money in payroll, benefits, taxes, insurance, training, sick leave, etc. In addition, some in-house “experts” aren’t really that; technology is changing so rapidly that they can’t keep up with all the certifications they need. In addition, they get paid no matter what, so they may simply maintain your old system, never considering if other IT solutions could benefit your business. — And, who’s keeping tabs on them?Any finance director will tell you how difficult it is to manage an IT staff when you don’t know yourself what they should be doing. By hiring a reputable, qualified MSP who provides cost-effective IT solutions you can actually save money in the long run.
Firebrain Solutions Managed Service Provider Will
- Attempt to reduce your hardware, software, service and support costs.
- Give you an improved quality of service with fewer IT failures and work downtimes, so the efficiency of your operations is increased.
- Provide access to the most current, state-of-the-art products and applications without you investing in expensive equipment and software licenses.
- Respect your IT budget and prevent expensive IT surprises.
- Prevent IT issues before they occur and proactively monitor your network.
- Provide support and service from technicians who are trained on the latest technologies, software and equipment.
- Provide service level agreements with clearly defined goals, offering review periods so you can grade them on their performance.
- Mitigate the risk of staff leaving with valuable IT knowledge.
- Provide remote access for service and support with 24/7 help-desk hours.
- Have technicians with up-to-date accreditations, such as Microsoft Partner certifications that you don’t have to pay for.
- Meet compliance demands for legal, health and government regulations.
- Ensure the security of your data and IT infrastructure with offsite data centres.
Having a partner who is dynamic in nature and who is willing to address solutions and deliver captivating results is certainly more advantageous than investing in resources like new employees or technology. Having an experienced partner helps you to indirectly share the workload with a bunch of qualified professionals.The right MSP can reduce your IT administration costs by up to 50%, substantially improve the productivity of your employees, eliminate work downtimes, and keep your network secure 24/7 no matter what disaster strikes. Your business deserves to run at its highest efficiency, and that can only be done when your networks are operational.It’s wise to consider associating with a managed service provider if you feel that the business growth is being prohibited or if you observe the drop in quality of service. For 20 years, the team at Firebrain Solutions has successfully helped clients across Canada by providing a wide range of IT solutions and network security services. We have the discipline and the track record to consistently deliver a high-quality service. With fully managed IT services from Firebrain Solutions with offices in Toronto and Calgary, we take complete responsibility for your technology requirements, including vendor management and maintenance, remote and telephone support, system updates and expert advice at every step of the process.