Why You Need a Managed IT Service Provider (MSP)

Created at April 1, 2021

At a certain point, a business or private practice grows to a point where a heightened reliance on technology is inevitable. Demands evolve, teams expand, and the need for technology that can keep up becomes more and more apparent. But, if you’re like many small business and private practice owners that have been where you are, you might be asking yourself a series of questions:

  • What exactly do I need to be looking for?
  • What will help facilitate this growth seamlessly and continue to do so in the future?
  • What can an IT service provider accomplish for my team?

The answer to these questions often lies in one solution: Managed IT Service Providers or “MSPs” for short. When so much importance rides on the decision on how to most effectively leverage technology for the success of your business or practice, why should you put your faith in an MSP?

First, let’s dive deeper into how exactly an MSP functions.

What’s a managed IT service provider?

Simply put, a managed IT service provider like Blue Layer acts as your business’s or practice’s go-to partner for all things technology. From cloud services and tech consulting to around-the-clock cybersecurity for your entire infrastructure, an MSP provides 24/7 coverage for those aspects of technology most crucial to your success.

Why do you need one?

As a company or practice grows, so too does its dependence on technology. The more tech that your business encounters, the more difficult it will become to manage it all. However, that dependence should positively enable growth — not present another roadblock to which your team must devote more (already depleting) time. Ensuring that positivity and handling that management is precisely why you need an MSP.

What can an MSP manage for you?

  • Tech Consulting & Virtual CIO
    • Ensure that your business is future-proof by identifying your needs, guiding the technology vision for your organization, and finding solutions for current and future initiatives.
  • Managed Security
    • Risk assessment, intrusion detection & prevention, security awareness training, adaptive security hardware, and more help protect your business from internal and external threats. Leverage licensed protection for your most valuable assets, both virtual and physical.
  • Disaster Recovery
    • “Better safe than sorry” has never been more true than it is with disaster recovery. Rest assured that your data is protected with regularly scheduled backups, offsite storage, and zero downtime recovery options in the event of data loss.
  • Network Operations Center
    • Enjoy remote and on-site maintenance, repair, and system monitoring.
  • 24/7 Help Desk
    • Around-the-clock support is an MSP’s bread and butter, at least for an award-winning MSP like Blue Layer. Enjoy professional support with immediate response times from a team of technology experts.
 

Where should I turn for an MSP?

Enlisting the services of a managed IT service provider is one thing; having an industry-leading, award-winning MSP on your side whose bar is set as high as, or higher than your own is something entirely different. Blue Layer is among the less than 2% of MSPs that have completed MSPAlliance’s MSP Verify Program (MSPV) certification process, and our ability to provide our clients with services that meet rigorous industry standards has never been stronger.

Click here to contact us about becoming your MSP.

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