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7 Reasons Why You Need Managed IT Services

Today, almost every aspect of a modern business is connected to the internet and so managed IT services have gone from being an advantage for businesses to being an absolute necessity. Here are 7 reasons why your business needs managed IT services.

1. Enhance Your Cybersecurity
Ransomware, malware, and viruses all pose a huge threat to organisations. The more connected we become, the greater the risks and the more urgent the need for effective cybersecurity protections. As a Cyber Essentials certified managed IT services provider, Carden IT Services have the cybersecurity expertise to protect your network. Through a combination of ransomware protection, network monitoring, cybersecurity training, and vulnerability scanning, we’ve helped to protect businesses of all sizes from online threats.

2. Reduce Your Downtime
Faulty or poorly configured IT contributes to a large amount of the downtime experienced by businesses. This can be as dramatic as your entire network going offline for a day, or it can be the cumulative effect of lost time due to slow start up times for machines or inefficient, repeated office processes. Businesses which utilise managed IT services suffer significantly less downtime and increase their overall efficiency. Properly configured and maintained networks suffer less outages and repetitive office processes can be automated using digital tools. 

3. Predict Your IT Costs Ahead Of Time
Relying only on break/fix IT support can lead to unpredictable spikes in your IT costs. As managed IT services are charged at a flat, monthly rate the bulk of your IT costs are predictable and known ahead of time. This allows you to factor your IT spend into your budget ahead of time. The costs are also scalable, as you only pay an incremental increase for each extra device you add to your business. 

4. Stay Compliant
IT plays a huge part in compliance, not just for legal requirements like the GDPR, but also for industry-specific regulations (such as the Lexcel accreditation required by UK law firms). Effective managed IT and professional cyber-defence services can help your business stay compliant. 

5. Get Access To A Whole Team Of IT Experts
When you work with a managed IT services provider like Carden IT Services, you get access to an entire team of IT experts and their combined experience, often for less than the cost of a single in-house IT administrator. At Carden IT, we have experts in cloud services, cybersecurity, business telecoms, disaster recovery, and more.

6. Reduce Your IT Stress And Stay Focused On Your Business
Unless you also run an IT company, you probably didn’t start your business to spend your days tweaking firewall settings, configuring data backups, or scanning for malware. When you use the services of a managed IT company like Carden IT Services, you can start focusing on the parts of your business which you enjoy and which actually generate profit, safe in the knowledge that you have professionals taking care of the IT side.

7. Take A Proactive Approach To IT
Most IT support is reactive; something breaks, then it gets fixed. Carden IT Services’ managed IT is far more proactive. We don’t wait for things to go wrong; we proactively work to improve and fortify your IT network. We also help to develop an IT roadmap for continual improvement to your network, scheduled upgrades to your hardware, and regular training on the current cybersecurity best practices.

Looking for expert managed IT services for your business? Speak to Carden IT’s team today. 

Author: Dave King

Dave King is the Co-Founder and Director of Carden IT Services and the wider Carden IT Group. Dave has over 18 years’ experience in business IT networks with a focus on IT consultation and disaster recovery planning/testing.