The Benefits of Using an IT Managed Service Provider for Network Management

The world of IT services is not getting any less complex. For many businesses, simply managing your day-to-day activities is difficult enough without the complexity of worrying about expanding your IT infrastructure, optimizing your cloud-based services, protecting against cyber security threats, staying up-to-date with the latest hardware and software, and managing vendor relationships.

Unless you have a massive IT team, chances are you are struggling in one or more of these areas. That’s where an IT managed service provider comes in. They provide direct benefits for network management services that can keep your business running smoothly and help manage costs over time.

Improve Productivity and Service

Your employees are only as good as your network, and when network resources aren’t up to speed it makes it hard for everyone to do their jobs and meet your customers’ needs. Network operations center as a service (NOCaaS) solutions from an IT managed service provider can help with:

  • Single-site business operations with complex network and IT needs.
  • Flexibility and scalability when you have multiple facilities and locations on SD-WAN.
  • Managing complex networks of remote work and work-from-home employees.
  • Expansions, new buildings, and relocations that require managed infrastructure.

Every minute that your networks are down or inaccessible costs you money. In fact, a 2019 survey found that one hour of downtime costs companies anywhere from $100,000 to over $1 million. For 86% of companies surveyed, the cost was over $300,000. As more companies offer remote-work options and more of your business moves to cloud and hybrid-cloud environments, this trend will continue.

Control IT Costs Over Time

IT costs are one of the largest expenses on a company’s P&L. Many companies mistakenly believe that keeping all your IT network management in-house will save on costs. The reality is that most businesses cannot hire enough internal employees with the level and breadth of expertise that is required in today’s complex and interconnected IT environment. An IT managed service provider gives you access to a huge team of IT professionals with deep knowledge and experience.

Engaging with an IT managed service provider also helps control monthly expenses, with fixed costs that eliminate unexpected budget overruns and the need to request more funding. You can easily scale up without significant up-front costs so your business can grow rapidly – or even scale back if necessary.

Get the Support You Need 24/7

IT leaders have a lot on their minds between managing increasingly complex networks and shrinking in-house teams. Team members are overworked, you can’t keep up with hiring demands, you struggle to scale up as the business grows, and you never seem to have the right resources to perform all the tasks that are required.

The bad news is that if you try to do it all alone, you will get farther and farther behind as your business struggles to keep up with competitors. The good news is that a NOCaaS solution from an IT managed services provider can provide the support you need to overcome all of these challenges. It can reduce administrative costs, improve resolution time, and provide a team of IT experts who understand today’s networking challenges – and prepare you for what is coming in the future – so your operations are always running smoothly.

Plan for the Future

Perhaps one of the biggest advantages that an IT managed service provider for network management can offer is getting you out of the day-to-day grind. When you have a partner that is helping you monitor network security, connectivity, asset management, and enterprise services, you have time to think strategically about the future of your business
and plan for what is next.  

Learn How TailWind Can Help With Your Network Management Needs

TailWind offers single-source consolidated project management and billing for companies with multiple locations or a large network of remote-work locations. Learn more about how we can make your life easier as your IT managed service provider for network management and help you take on whatever enterprise challenges come by downloading our ebook today.