Seven Benefits of a Strong MSP Partnership
IT can be a real headache. Keeping up with the latest and greatest technologies, while ensuring your network is secure, is a big task for any internal IT department — especially those in small to mid-sized businesses with limited resources.
As an SMB leader, partnering with the right managed service provider (MSP) can be the secret to your IT success. Through a first-rate MSP partnership, labor costs can be greatly reduced and IT services can be delegated. That allows your internal staff the freedom to handle more strategic projects without constantly “putting out fires” and the ability to focus on managing your daily IT operations.
The right MSP partnership can help you streamline your business by providing you with a network administrator, security consultant and disaster recovery expert all in one.
Hurricane Irma hit the Southeast, for example, there were widespread power outages across Georgia and South Carolina. Atlanta, where Aventis Systems is headquartered, was hit hard by the storm and thousands were left without power for days.
This included hundreds of businesses that lost critical network connectivity. During these desperate times, Aventis was able to stay up and running thanks to its reliable backup power and internet service providers. Not only was the business able to stay connected throughout the storm and subsequent recovery, Aventis was also able to rush deliveries to others impacted by the hurricane.
How can partnering with an MSP like Aventis help your business?
#1: Enhanced security
Partnering with an MSP instead of managing multiple vendors on your own makes it easier to stay up-to-date on security enhancements, while also enabling you to work with the same partner for security, backup and disaster recovery. Your MSP manages these vendor relationships so that you have a single point of contact and ensured continuity.
#2: IT experts available 24/7
The right MSP partnership also means better and faster IT support than what most businesses currently have in place. In addition to expertise on a wide range of applications and how they integrate and operate in different environments, MSPs are able to overcome customers’ internal silos and concerns about sensitive data requirements.
#3: Faster uptime
An MSP partnership reduces the burden of having to work with multiple vendors, which can save you time and money. You’ll spend less time negotiating contracts, waiting on the line with multiple help desks, and training internal staff on how to deploy and maintain your systems. When systems go down, the right MSP partner provides you with a team of experts who are ready to get you back up and running. Aventis Systems is leading the way by being the first value-added reseller (VAR) to support multi-location, diverse infrastructure environments.
#4: Affordable access to the newest hardware and software
An MSP partner can save your business thousands of dollars while ensuring that you are up to date on all the latest and greatest hardware and software. Your MSP partner becomes an extension of your team and can anticipate which applications and integrations you will need to better optimize your business. Because of their relationships with a wide range of vendors and their status as a value-added reseller, your MSP partner can also negotiate the best price for whatever you need.
#5: Cost savings vs. a dedicated internal IT team
Budgets are tight for today’s SMBs, and having a dedicated IT staff on hand to solve complex issues can be expensive. Under-staffing IT teams can lead to constant issues and unexpected downtimes, while having an internal IT staff sitting idle wastes critical company funds. By outsourcing IT to a trusted MSP, you have the benefits of an enterprise IT team for a SMB price.
#6: Cloud solutions
As more and more applications are deployed in the cloud, you need a partner that understands the complexity of cloud integrations and management. Your MSP serves as your cloud expert, providing cloud application support, analytics and integrations. Rather than relying on internal resources to become experts on how various applications will run in different cloud environments, you will be able to rely on an MSP that already has years of experience in these applications. Your MSP can design a customized cloud-based solution that will work best for your organization.
#7: Peace of mind
Having a dedicated MSP partner that streamlines your business and serves as a single point of contact for all your vendors provides invaluable peace of mind. With the right MSP partner, small and mid-sized business leaders can rest easy, knowing that their network is secure. They will always have the software and hardware they need to run efficiently, and there will always be someone on hand to help when systems go down.
Your MSP partner can also help design a cloud solution that utilizes technologies to improve your day-to-day operations without the need to hire and train your own internal IT team. A high-value MSP partner like Aventis takes care of all of your IT issues so you can focus on running your business.
To learn more about how a partnership with Aventis can help streamline your business, call us today at 1-855-AVENTIS.