The Benefits of Managed IT

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    GREATER SCALABILITY

    IT decision makers can scale up or down managed IT resources quickly and easily, without costly investments in additional on-premise resources that may go underutilized when the need for them subsides. IT leaders can take a targeted approach to the IT resources they scale up or down through managed IT services as well, and adopt new capabilities as needed.

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    ENHANCED CAPABILITIES

    MSPs make it their business to provide the latest and most cost-effective IT capabilities to the clients for whom they provide managed IT services. Conversely, on-premise IT resources become dated quickly; they are difficulty to replace; and they require consistent upkeep by internal teams in order to keep them up to date. Managed IT means IT leaders can access the capabilities they need upon request simply by updating their financial arrangement with an MSP.

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    FLEXIBLE COSTS

    Since managed IT is provided as a service, IT leaders can make cost-effective arrangements with MSPs that nonetheless give them access to the leading IT resources they need. MSPs often bill on a recurring, subscription basis rather than requiring IT leaders to make costly upfront investments as they would when adopting on-premise solutions. IT leaders free themselves of unexpected costs associated with maintaining, updating, and repairing internal IT resources as well.

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    EFFORTLESS SECURITY

    It is the business of MSPs to provide safe and secure IT resources to their clients. With this in mind, MSPs are well positioned to invest in industry-leading cybersecurity capabilities beyond what may be possible in on-premise or internally managed IT environments. IT leaders leveraging managed IT for the bulk of their infrastructure spend less time and money on security capabilities if they have an MSP with dedicated security resources working for them.

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    SUPERIOR EXPERTISE

    MSPs hire IT experts beyond what may be possible in a company’s internal IT department. MSPs consistently update their offerings to become more competitive; they ensure their own teams are up to date on the most pertinent capabilities as well. IT leaders enjoy industry-leading support without costly and time-consuming training or searching for high-end talent.

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    IMPROVED RESOURCE ALLOCATION

    Internal IT resources are scarce and valuable—the more resources spent on simply supporting the regular course of business, the less time spent exploring new opportunities and innovating or transitioning from existing processes. Managed IT can support some or all of an organization’s business critical infrastructure, enabling IT teams closely familiar with their company’s goals to add value or explore more innovative IT opportunities for the company.

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    TIMELY UPDATES

    For internal IT teams overburdened with responsibilities, keeping digital resources up to date with the latest updates and patches is an ongoing and tedious challenge. For MSPs, keeping software up to date is a core part of their business. IT decision makers who leveraged manage IT can be confident they will avoid downtime, vulnerabilities in security, and other incidents caused by outdated software or unaddressed vulnerabilities.

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    BUSINESS FOCUS

    Modern MSP business models are often designed to align with the success of their clients. For example, many MSPs adopt a ‘pay for what you use’ model, or they align their payments with real ROI from the relevant capabilities utilized by their clients. MSPs that approach business in this way often provide high levels of customer service to ensure IT leaders see the results they want from their capabilities.

    Managed IT Consulting by Uvation

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    IDENTIFY BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS

    Uvation’s team of experts works with your IT stakeholders to identify shortcomings, performance improvement areas, cost-saving potential, and opportunities for business growth within your existing IT infrastructure. Starting with an IT-focused analysis of your business goals, we develop a deep understanding of your IT requirements and identify where managed IT may apply. Then, we help you develop an actionable roadmap to MSP adoption, helping you to achieve an ideal, cost-effective managed IT arrangement for your business objectives.

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    DEFINE YOUR MANAGED IT SOLUTION

    Upon identifying your business needs, we help you define the specific managed IT capabilities you require to meet those objectives. Through careful consideration of your internal IT resources and your budget, we help you define the specific security, infrastructure, or cost-effective managed IT solutions that will best contribute to your ongoing success.

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    EVALUATE AND SECURE PROVIDERS

    Upon identifying the right mix of MSP capabilities for your business needs, Uvation works with you to vet providers and identify the right one or combination to meet your business goals. We ensure each MSP with which you do business has the potential to become a long-term partner aligned directly with your success, providing the capabilities you need for an enduring and cost-effective arrangement.

    Managed IT Statistics

    $354.8 billion

    The global managed services market will reach $354.8 billion in value by 2026.

    Incorporate Managed IT with Uvation

    Uvation can help you choose the optimal managed IT solution for your infrastructure. Regardless of whether you need an MSP to manage the majority of your IT needs, just your security, or a mixture of both, Uvation can use your business’ goals to guide you to the most effective solution.

     

    Contact Uvation today to find the managed IT solution that maximizes both IT efficacy and your organization’s growth.

    Incorporate Managed IT with Uvation

    What is Managed IT?

    Adopting a managed IT approach means partnering with a third-party managed services provider (MSP) who provides some or all of a client company’s ongoing IT capabilities via internet-connected activities. Services provided may include simple monitoring, specific software, full business capacities like cybersecurity, or entire IT infrastructure. MSPs typically offer these services through either a fixed monthly fee, a flexible rate based on results, or some combination of these payment structures.

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    COST-EFFECTIVE IT CAPABILITIES

    Most MSPs market themselves as the ideal alternative to in-house IT resources and staff, with greater cost benefits and scalability. That’s because internal IT hiring and resource adoption are costly for most companies, and cost-prohibitive for others. MSPs centralize and optimize sophisticated IT capabilities, then provide them as services to multiple partners.

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    ONGOING MONITORING & SUPPORT

    Managed IT gives IT leaders access to more than just sophisticated capabilities. IT leaders can count on MSPs to be proactive in keeping active software, cybersecurity best practices, and business opportunities brought on by new software developments. Most importantly, the ongoing support of MSPs means IT leaders can commit valuable internal IT resources to proactive, strategic, and value-adding activities instead.

    Types of Managed IT Solutions

    There are several types of managed IT solutions available in the market today, and even more solutions emerging. Here are some of which you should be aware.

    SOLUTIONS & SUPPORT

    Some of the most common managed IT solutions involve the delivery of resources as a service that are nonetheless centralized with the MSP. In terms of solutions and support, MSPs often provide software-as-a-Service (SaaS) whereby their client companies enjoy the advanced capabilities of leading software without worrying about the updates, maintenance, or security of those resources. In simpler models, MSPs may provide ongoing monitoring and IT support services in this way.

    INFRASTRUCTURE

    Companies without the need, capacity, or desire to invest in IT infrastructure management capabilities—or even IT infrastructure itself—may partner with an MSP to provide these capabilities. In some cases, the MSP takes on the entirety of network, backup, and storage responsibilities; some MPS may leverage the cloud to deliver capabilities through the virtualization of software, operating systems, and other core capacities as well.

    SECURITY

    Today’s cybersecurity threat landscape is growing more complex, putting an unmanageable burden on already strapped IT teams to keep up with the latest developments and software. MSPs that provide cybersecurity as a managed service make it their business to keep up with these developments so that their clients can focus on initiatives that are aligned with specific business objectives.

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