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Role of Managed IT for Emerging Businesses

There are a number of considerations to make if you're the owner or operator of an emerging business in any sector, and one of these across numerous industries is managed IT and tech support. Provided by what are known as MSPs, or managed service providers, this sort of support is absolutely vital as you look to protect business data and make systems as efficient as possible to facilitate growth in your company.

At Onward Technology, we're proud to offer a variety of IT services to clients large and small, including emerging businesses looking for assistance in this area. From simple IT procurement to cybersecurity, 24/7 support and more, we have you covered in every realm you might need help with. What are some of the top ways emerging companies should be leveraging services like ours? Here's a basic primer.

Optimizing Networks and Systems

As you're building out your business, you might not have a huge in-house IT staff yet - or any at all. In this case, working with an MSP to optimize and manage your network can save you a lot of headaches down the line. We can help ensure that your systems are running smoothly and efficiently from the start, which will set you up for success as you continue to expand.

For instance, let's say you're setting up a new office. We can come in and get everything set up for you, from the cabling to the WiFi network and more. Then, we'll monitor and manage it all remotely so that you don't have to worry about a thing. This will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on other aspects of running your business.

Ensuring Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks are becoming more and more common, and they can be devastating for businesses of all sizes. If you're not prepared, you could end up losing critical data or even facing legal repercussions if sensitive information is leaked. This is why it's so important to have robust cybersecurity measures in place, and an MSP can help you do just that.

At Onward Technology, we offer a range of services designed to keep your data safe, including firewall installation and configuration, intrusion detection and prevention, and more. We'll work with you to assess your risks and put together a customized plan to address them. This way, you can sleep soundly knowing that your data is well-protected.

Ensuring Proper Compliance

Another major consideration for businesses in many industries is compliance. Depending on the type of business you're in, there may be certain regulations you need to adhere to - and if you don't, you could face serious penalties. This is yet another area where working with an MSP can be extremely helpful.

At Onward Technology, we have a team of compliance experts who are well-versed in a variety of regulations, including HIPAA, PCI, GDPR and more. We can help you ensure that you're meeting all the necessary requirements and take care of all the paperwork involved. This way, you can avoid any potential problems down the line.

Strengthening Existing IT Teams

Some mistakenly assume that managed IT is a fully-outsourced experience. And while it's true that elements of this process may often be handled by remote teams, that's not always the case. In fact, in many instances, working with an MSP can actually help to strengthen your existing IT team.

For example, say you have a limited IT staff but are looking to expand. In this case, we can provide supplemental support to help take some of the pressure off your team. We can also offer training and development opportunities to help them grow their skills and knowledge. This way, you can build a strong in-house IT team that will be able to handle anything that comes your way.

Offloading Day-to-Day Tasks

Relatedly, one of the main benefits of working with an MSP is that it can free up your IT team to focus on more strategic initiatives. Rather than being bogged down by day-to-day tasks, they can focus on projects that will help move your business forward.

For instance, say you're looking to implement a new CRM system. Your IT team can work with our team of experts to plan and carry out the project, while we handle the day-to-day management of your network. This way, you can be confident that the project will be carried out successfully and your team will be able to focus on other important initiatives.

Reducing Costs

Finally, one of the single largest benefits of working with an MSP is that it can help you save money. When you outsource your IT management, you no longer need to worry about the costs associated with hiring and training in-house staff. Additionally, by entrusting us with the management of your network, you can avoid the costly mistakes that often come with managing complex systems.

At Onward Technology, we pride ourselves on being a cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes. We offer a variety of pricing models to choose from, so you can find one that fits your budget. And because we're constantly keeping up with the latest technology, you can be confident you're getting the best possible value for your money.

For more on how managed IT and IT support services can play a big role in your emerging company's operations, or to learn about any of our programs in these areas, speak to the team at Onward Technology today.

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