A Natural Development
IT support in Houston is beginning to characterize the majority of operations among small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). There are many reasons for this, a few which can be quickly listed below:
- More cost-effective operations
- Facilitation of greater competitive edge
- Cutting-edge solutions continuously available
- Expert consultation stemming from multiple client experiences
- Proactive monitoring
- More dependable and effective business continuity planning
- Scalability made easier
More Cost-Effective Operations
It’s expensive to run any business. A small operation pulling in $250k annually may pay $12k in office/space leasing, $30k in production, $6k in utilities, $15k in advertising, $60k in wages (perhaps between only three employees), $20k in incidentals, $20k in technology, and $50k in taxes. That’s $213k of $250k spent yearly. Sourcing capital for scalable outward expansion is downright difficult. The business owner has only brought in $37k for his or her family with such an operation. That’s lower middle-class. Meanwhile, if you can cut $20k out of that budget for technology, reducing it to, say, $6k, suddenly the small business owner is able to retain $51k a year. He can throw $20k at expansion. With an outsourced MSP providing cloud computing solutions at a low monthly rate, all the utility of large operations can be enjoyed for literally a fraction of the cost. An in-house server array and the technicians to maintain it, as well as the backup system to insure it, are going to cost thousands yearly. Curtailing that to end-user portals and cloud utility saves a lot.
Greater Competitive Edge
When money can be saved, that makes a business more competitive. Additionally, with outsourced MSP solutions, it’s possible to get the latest tech at bottom dollar. It’s a win-win situation and another reason many SMBs go the MSP route.
Cutting-Edge Solutions Continuously Available
An SMB can hardly afford to remain cutting edge. They’ve got to tread water technologically until they can find an affordable stone to rest on beneath the financial waves of operations. Meanwhile, an MSP makes it their prerogative to continuously source the latest solutions, as this makes it possible for them to succeed financially.
Expert Consultation Stemming From Multiple Client Experiences
An MSP regularly deals with multiple clients who are large and small. They see businesses rise and fall. They know the technology needs between them all and can advise prospective clients accordingly. IT support in Houston can impart that experience to SMBs who will have no way of acquiring that data otherwise.
Many MSP solutions that are outsourced can keep an eye on client systems continuously, stemming bad practices or toxic malware before it can impact operations. This saves thousands and retains dependability in business.
More Dependable and Effective Business Continuity Planning
You’re going to have better continuity solutions through an MSP and many SMBs recognize this. MSPs can do it more cost-effectively and expediently.
Scalability Made Easier
When you’ve got cutting-edge solutions always available, expert consultation, proactive monitoring, continuity planning, cost-effective tech solutions, and greater competitive edge, scaling up is a natural expression of operations that is much less difficult.
Acquiring Outsourced MSP Solutions
IT support in Houston through ICS will cost-effectively streamline and enhance your operations. Contact us to save and expand your business.