Most new business IT services are in the cloud, and with good reason. Cloud services provide more benefits overall— a lower cost for client companies and a more reliable infrastructure. Companies without workloads in the cloud find themselves falling behind efficiency curves across the board, regardless of industry.
Modern MSPs Are in the Cloud
Midsize enterprises are now the largest group of new customers for cloud-based services. Why? The cloud is coming down in cost, so much so that even startups and microbusinesses have a chance to get in without breaking the budget.
C-level employees are now calling their marketing department heads into the office to see why they aren’t already in the cloud. Executives are no longer afraid of losing control by outsourcing company functions to a remote location. They understand that this movement is necessary for in-house staff to focus on core competencies.
Moreover, the security concerns of these remote locations have been all but addressed. Cloud-based services have larger budgets for the latest in security. Above that, security updates are fully automated, ensuring that the client company never misses an update and gets attacked solely from the oversight.
Offloading Data Center Responsibilities
Your company is your company, and that company is probably not a data center. Why are you taking on the responsibilities of a data center? Do you have the staff with experience in the data center environment? Can your budget handle unexpected breakdowns of vital server hardware equipment that require immediate attention, else your problems begin to face the customer?
No! You don’t. Even the biggest tech companies don’t. You don’t if you are looking to scale your business and your budget is going into new warehousing, labor, M&A, etc.
MSPs and the Cloud
MSPs are a perfect complement to a cloud strategy. With an MSP, you control the one aspect of IT that you should retain at all costs – the power to outsource efficiently.
Yes, the cloud gives you slightly less personal control over certain aspects of your infrastructure – the parts that you don’t really understand anyway. However, MSPs do not have to be a complete solution – they can serve you as an adjunct. The right MSP can give you a mix of cloud service and managed service. All of these services will go through a single hub, ensuring that you have an organized way to account for every aspect of your business infrastructure.
Basically, the MSP serves as your tech manager so that you do not have to stand on the front lines of IT when your core competency is finance, marketing or research and development.
If you are ready to scale, then let’s scale in the cloud. The Arkansas tech support that you need to succeed is right here – Scale Technology (it’s all in the name). Give us a call or an email to discuss your next business transition and the appropriate strategies.