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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Your Business Relies on Its Technology, So Make the Most of It

Your Business Relies on Its Technology, So Make the Most of It

Information technology—IT—is a necessity for the vast majority of modern businesses to function. For the sake of these businesses and their operations, it pays to optimize this IT by any means available.

Let’s go over the benefits that a relationship with a managed service provider gives businesses, particularly regarding the overall efficiency these businesses see as a result.

Managed Services Make Technology Optimization the Standard

This is key because an optimized IT infrastructure will be an efficient one.

Efficiency is, after all, the goal of optimizing it in the first place. Older technologies will naturally slow down with age, particularly when compared to newer technologies. This is ultimately unavoidable.

That said, maintaining these older technologies as they age can help extend their useful

lifetimes simply because doing so helps remove some of the factors that speed up a device’s degradation. It won’t make these devices unendingly useful by any stretch, but it will help them remain efficient for longer than otherwise.

Of course, once the time comes that replacement is more efficient than maintenance, a managed service provider will help identify the technology that meets the current needs for it with room for the future.

This Leads to the Next Benefit: Cost Optimization

While giving your team less than they need doesn't make sense, giving them too much doesn’t make any more sense.

So far, our focus has been on ensuring your technology keeps up with your business’ and, by extension, your team’s demands. Let’s consider the opposite scenario, one in which every member of your team has the same hardware and software regardless of their role or need for the technology.

It almost makes sense if considered from a particular perspective—”Maybe they’ll grow in their skills and take on responsibilities that would call for X-program or Y-hardware!” Of course, then there’s the argument that working with an MSP makes just about every technology you invest in much easier to scale.

With an MSP in your corner, it becomes far easier for you to scale your different technologies in such a way that everyone has exactly what their role requires. Nothing more, nothing less, and if something changes, it is far simpler to adjust what they have to fit their new responsibilities.

These Are Just Two Ways that an MSP Helps a Business Optimize Its IT

What else do you think an MSP could help your business do?

You can find out. Give Preferred a call at 708-781-7110 to learn more about what we can do for you.

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