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Managed service providers bridge the gap for small businesses

Gain access to top talent IT professionals without having to recruit, process and payroll them as employees. Not everyone can afford fulltime staff and/or not every business needs them. The beauty of a managed service provider is that you can leverage their expertise on a fee-for-service basis or subscription model.

But what exactly does an MSP do? MSP teams can build the technological infrastructure that you need to operate more efficiently while keeping you protected from cyber threats. That means, they build networks according to the scale of your business to enhance the flow of communication, install firewall and security measures to make sure that only the right people have access to certain files, integrate compliance and risk mitigation, and report on analytics and data management to keep you informed.

Managed service providers also provide remote or onsite management of equipment and networks. Something not working? With the click of a button, a dedicated professional will be working to fix your issue based on your trouble ticket entry, The remote support ability reduces downtime and keeps business operations optimized, Now, businesses can have the best practices in place, while being cost effective so that both business and budget are protected from the get go.

With an IT professional's salary costing around $65,000- $100,000 per year, it is no wonder why small businesses lag on updated infrastructure, technologies, and security measures- they simply can't afford it. Managed service providers bridge that gap by offering a solution with a wide variety of managed options and a la carte services.

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