As the classic Gershwin tune tells us, “Summertime and the living is easy…” It’s a lovely sentiment, but if you’re a business-owner it also means strategizing on how to cover important tasks while employees use vacation days, which can make summer anything but easy. The daily tasks of maintaining the technology key to keeping your business up and running — your cloud ERP solution, databases, and other enterprise applications — may be small on their own, but they are vital and can quickly accumulate if left un-monitored.
Just about everyone (yes, that includes DBAs and CNC administrators) takes off time during the summer months, but business never stops, so who will “mind the store” while your team is taking well-deserved vacation or focusing on other projects? A managed service provider like ManageForce can help resolve this summertime stress with extra hands, eyeballs, and 24x7 coverage to keep your business-critical apps and software running smoothly all year long. At ManageForce that includes:
- Application monitoring
- Technical and functional support
- Help desk access
Of course this is an undeniable help during the summer season, but the benefits of a managed service provider can cover you year-round by being an extension of your IT team focused exclusively on keeping your business apps humming along and granting you the freedom to focus on more strategic projects such as:
- Regular application monitoring and testing
- A system maintenance plan
- Fine tuning and optimization of your ERP and other business apps
- Painless platform migrations
- Management of your cloud-based and on-premise infrastructure
There are countless reasons to partner with a managed service provider. A recent report from CompTIA revealed 56 percent of companies with > 100 employees said, “efficiency and reliability of IT operations” was the leading impetus for going with an MSP (47 percent for companies < 100 employees). Others said “enhanced security and compliance” was first (38 percent of companies of all sizes). The bottom line is managed service providers can take these tedious tasks off your plate, freeing you and your IT professionals to focus on other business matters.
Summer may be a slow time for some, but your business is still driving full speed ahead. Don’t let the management of who’s running your business apps slow you down. With a little planning and the help of a managed service provider.
We’d love to learn more about your business’ story and how we can help. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation today to get started.