Hiring internal staff to take care of your company’s technology infrastructure and help-desk needs can be costly. 为了降低成本, an increased number of small to medium sized businesses are turning to Managed Service Providers. Managed Service Providers ensure businesses have all of the necessary IT support staff at a fraction of the cost. In this blog, we will walk you through 3 ways to save money with a Managed Service Provider.
Get on a monthly retainer with your managed services provider.
A monthly retainer is the easiest way to save money over time with your IT provider. 提供稳定性和一致性, a monthly retainer has proven to be the preferred payment method of small to medium sized businesses. An hourly or pay-per-incident payment model is not ideal, primarily because you have no visibility on future month’s technology expenses. With a monthly retainer you know your cost regardless of what might malfunction or break and calls to your Managed Service Provider are covered.
Ask your MSP to provide you with an end-of-life timeline for all of your hardware and software.
进一步降低意外成本, you should have a working spre广告heet or database that stores all of your hardware and software end-of-life information. 如果你在3月1日购买电脑, 2016年，保修期为4年, you should be prepared to reinvest in a new computer March 1, 2020. You will save costs by sitting down with your Managed Service Provider in advance to research and purchase the perfect replacement. 没有生命结束的时间线, companies can find themselves making a hurried decision when something breaks. 软件更新也是如此. It is easy to miss an email about a new software upgrade and end-of-life on existing versions. A Managed Service Provider maintains this information for you, saving you time, money and headaches.
考虑买一台新服务器? 需要升级你的电话系统? 打电话给客户经理. Your Account Manager will do the necessary research and compile a list of options, saving you more time and money than if you had tried to source the solution yourself. 更不用说, your Account Manager has most likely purchased many servers and upgraded many phone systems – they know what works and what doesn’t. Trust their advice and include them in the planning process.
如果你决定自己提供解决方案, we recommend running your choice by your Account Manager. They will let you know if something will be compatible with your existing systems. Having your Account Manager do the research on the integration between your existing systems and new solutions could save you thousands of dollars in changes in the future.
If you’re feeling hesitant about reaching out to your Account Manager, 还记得, 他们不是销售人员. 他们是来管理你的账户的. It is important to find a Managed Service Provider with an Account Manager you can trust. 请访问我们的博客， “选择IT管理服务提供商的5个技巧”, 如果您在MSP选择过程中需要帮助.
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