In the IT industry, managed services are IT-related functions that are primarily marketed toward companies that lack the in-house IT capacity to manage their full range of IT-based requirements. If your company is a good candidate for managed services, there are several services that could help it economize on IT expenditures and bolster the bottom line. Below are four examples of managed IT services that can help your Chicago-based company save money.
1. Desktop Management
Desktop computers receive the most active use out of all of the IT system components. Consequently, they are some of the most important constituents of the system to manage on an ongoing basis. Having a provider of managed services in Chicago perform desktop management can help your company save money by only paying for the management function instead of also paying salary and benefits for in-house IT professionals to perform the job.
2. Firewall Management
Firewall management is an essential function for protecting the IT network against external attacks and nefarious internal activity that occurs inadvertently or knowingly. Outsourcing firewall management to a provider of managed services in Chicago can save your company money by eliminating the need to pay for new best-in-class firewall software. The service provider continually upgrades its firewall software to maintain a competitive edge.
3. SEO Management
Maintaining an ongoing SEO campaign equates to a full-time job for at least one person, and full-fledged, comprehensive campaigns often require a team approach that applies to different SEO strategies and additional IT tactics that support the SEO effort. If your company doesn’t have an online marketing department that can manage your SEO needs, outsourcing SEO management can save money by ensuring the right strategies are implemented from the start, eliminating the need to later rework amateur SEO efforts.
4. Proactive Monitoring
Outsourcing proactive monitoring can save your company money by ensuring that the IT network remains operational at all times. Network downtime can cost companies money in the form of lost sales, delayed communication with clients and customers, loss of productivity as workers wait for network functionality to be restored — and the list goes on. Having the network monitored 24/7 is generally regarded as the best strategy for preventing these problems.
Need Managed IT Services?
If so, you’ve come to the right place. Stratosphere Networks offers full IT management across the following disciplines, among others: desktop management, network monitoring and security, SEO campaign management, proactive monitoring for the IT network, content filtering, and disaster backup and recovery. In each case, we can provide you with a cost / benefit analysis that helps you ascertain just how much money our services can potentially help you save.
To find out how our managed services in Chicago could help your company conserve capital, schedule a free consultation today by calling us at (877) 599-3999, or fill out the contact form on our website. We look forward to helping you address your IT management needs economically.