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The Importance of Managed IT services
Posted in Networking & Technology on August 5, 2015 , by


Many business owners today rely on technology to help keep their company and its data connected and accessible. Having access to that data at your fingertips will help keep your business running stable, or grow to the next level.

To maintain a reliable support infrastructure for your business’s computers and networking systems, you need professionals who are trained, certified, and experienced in installing, repairing, and maintaining that system. The last thing you want as a business owner is having ransom-ware infecting your server or having outdated or incomplete backups that could potentially cripple the rest of your business operation if it’s not handled right away. To help keep that data running smoothly and revenue flowing, business owners should invest in a reliable and efficient IT support infrastructure. This can be done in a few ways:

Hire IT employees

You can hire full or part-time employees who are in charge of working on and maintaining your company’s computers and network. What you’re getting here is stability and reliability by having staff that’s available to troubleshoot any errors during your normal business hours.
The downside of hiring a full-time IT staff for many businesses is the full-time costs that come with having that additional employee(s) on your payroll. While it’s great having IT support all day, all week, all year, you are essentially paying for IT insurance. You have the necessary support at a moment’s notice if anything were to happen to your system; however—with today’s technology—it’s highly unlikely that you’ll need IT support 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week. This is where Managed IT services come into play.

Utilize Managed IT services

Managed IT services on the other hand are an alternative solution to hiring a full-time IT support staff. You can get the same-level professional support for your business’s computer network when you need it, thus providing a flexible but more cost-effective solution in the long run.
Most third-party managed IT service companies can also provide your business with secure platforms for data security, increased performance in speed and storage, and data recovery if anything were to happen. All this support is usually backed by a 24/7 support help desk that you can inquire to anytime should you need their services.

Keeping your business stable and growing

Whether you are an internet-based company, or you have a traditional office setup, you most likely have computers and networks that hold and transfer important data on a day to day basis. Don’t risk losing access to that data—or that data itself—along with the added costs in time and money without reliable IT support. For many business owners, having a managed IT service professional who can respond to a networking crisis at a moment’s notice can provide you with the stability and sense of security your company needs so you can continue moving your business forward. Look into managed IT services today.


About Next Horizon

Backed by unparalleled technical design ability and customer service, Next Horizon is a cloud computing, web technology design and IT services company touted by clients for results-producing websites. Since 1998, Next Horizon – a Microsoft, Cisco and SonicWALL VAR – has helped customers grow their business revenue by designing and implementing efficient computer networks and successfully designing, constructing and managing business-to-business custom websites and programs. Next Horizon drives e-commerce sales from Internet visitors through strategic, creative and measurable Internet marketing campaigns. Past & current clients include: Fence Outlet, Night Lite Pediatrics, David Maas, RL Haines, Glickstein, Laval, Carris, P.A., among others.


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