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When companies start up, they are generally drawn to smaller IT providers, because of their lower costs and personalized service. However, as companies they grow they find that these small IT providers cost them more in the long run because they aren’t as responsive and can’t meet the needs of a larger operation.
This should cause businesses to awaken to the reality that their IT support partner in Houston has a large impact on their growth. Some advantages of a larger, process-driven IT provider include:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IT support in Houston through ICS will cost-effectively streamline and enhance your operations. Contact us to save and expand your business.
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