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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.

Improve Your Opportunities with Managed IT Services

Improve Your Opportunities with Managed IT Services

We love to highlight how technology helps businesses thrive, particularly small and medium-sized businesses with a lot of growth potential but limited by their budgets. This is why we provide SMBs with managed IT services specifically designed to drive business growth. If you have yet to consider outsourcing your IT needs, you could be missing out on a golden opportunity to alleviate many of the pain points your organization suffers from on a daily basis.

This month, we want to highlight some of these daily challenges and how managed IT services can help address them.

The Frustrations of IT Cost

IT can be incredibly unpredictable compared to your other budgeted expenses, especially if you’re managing it all yourself. You never know when one of your server units will bite the dust, and you might have difficulty planning for the future if you cannot even budget one or two months out. You can eliminate some of this unpredictability with managed IT services. You pay a fixed rate very similar to what we might describe as a “subscription service,” and you get IT support for your business technology in accordance with your service level agreement. Whether you need someone to fully manage your IT resources or just someone to give your in-house team a hand, we’ve got you covered.

The Never-Ending Security Threats

If there is anything that businesses need help with related to their technology, it is absolutely, without a doubt, security. Today’s cyberthreat landscape is rapidly adjusting in response to the powerful security solutions on the market. Hackers are getting craftier and more innovative in attempts to subvert modern security measures. If your business is unprepared to keep its infrastructure safe, it could be the last thing it does. It’s easier and more efficient to outsource this security work to a managed service provider, as they can give their whole attention to monitoring and prevention, which is likely not the case with your in-house IT team, if you have one at all.

The Challenges of Upkeep

When it comes to technology, there is a significant benefit that comes from taking proactive measures to ensure your systems don’t fail compared to reacting to situations when your technology does fail. The reason is simple yet multifaceted. On one hand, you have the opportunity cost associated with downtime. You cannot make money if you’re sitting around and waiting for someone to fix your technology. In general, it’s more costly to fix something already broken than to keep it functional, so a managed IT provider will incorporate preventative maintenance and proactive monitoring into their care practices.

Let Us Handle Your IT Support

If you want to level up your business’s IT practices, outsourcing to Preferred is an amazing way to save money and improve efficiency. Learn more about what we can do for your business by calling us today at 708-781-7110.

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