Beyond Service: 8 Hidden Perks of Hiring a Managed Services Provider

By Pawel Pikul, Principal

Not surprisingly, businesses are increasingly relying on advanced technology to help them operate at peak efficiency. One of the most adopted—and useful—is managed IT services. Managed services providers (MSPs) offer a vast array of IT-related services and support. Whether it’s proactive maintenance and support or ensuring advanced threat protection or hardware procurement and installation, effective MSPs offer a comprehensive approach that reach every corner of your company and significantly enhance your business operations.  

In addition to the actual services provided, working with an MSP also comes with a long list of hidden benefits, including:

  1. Cost-effectiveness and predictable budgeting:
    • Fixed monthly fees provide predictable budgeting, allowing businesses to allocate resources more efficiently.
    • Managed services providers offer a budget-friendly option in lieu of having or enlarging an in-house IT team.
  2. Expertise and specialization:
    • MSPs provide expertise and specialized knowledge on a wide range of technology issues. For example, Vertilocity has almost 100 employees with different expertise and knowledge.
    • Technologies evolve and change at a furious pace. MSPs keep up-to-date with the latest technological advancements. Our employees also stay up to date on industry certifications like Microsoft and hardware vendor-specific certifications.
  3. Focus on core business activities:
    • Outsourcing IT tasks to an MSP allows businesses to focus on their core competencies, and frees existing IT staff to work on projects that can increase productivity and competitiveness.
  4. 24/7 monitoring:
    • Round-the-clock monitoring provided by MSPs allows for faster identification and resolution of any issues that might arise.
    • Proactive monitoring minimizes downtime and potential disruptions.
  5. Scalability and flexibility:
    • MSPs can easily scale IT services as the business grows.
    • MSPs provide the flexibility of customizing services based on business needs now and in the future.
  6. Cybersecurity expertise:
    • Cyber criminals see small and medium-sized businesses as easier targets than large companies with extensive cybersecurity plans. According to the ITRC, a record-high 73% of small businesses reported cybersecurity incidents in 2023. MSPs implement robust security measures to protect against cyber threats.
  7. Business continuity and disaster recovery:
    • MSPs execute data backup and disaster recovery plans to ensure business continuity.
    • All businesses, no matter the size, should have a plan in place to respond to potential disasters or data breaches.
  8. Efficiency with advanced technology:
    • MSPs can provide access to cutting-edge technologies that might otherwise be unaffordable for a small business.
    • Microsoft Power Platform such as Power Automate and Power BI are just a few of the tools and software that can improve efficiency and productivity.

An MSP can deliver a wide variety of services and benefits efficiently over the life of your business. Partnering with an MSP alleviates technology burdens, fosters growth, offers essential tech as you expand, and provides competitive services that help boost your bottom line.

To learn more about how a managed service provider can enhance your business operations, contact Vertilocity’s Managed IT Services Team at 833-246-7500.