See the differences of a Traditional IT Department vs. Managed IT with this comparison chart.
Not convinced a Managed IT solution is right for your organization? The chart below is a snapshot showing the significant benefits of Managed IT — benefits you can't replicate with a traditional IT department or break-fix support model. These benefits are across the board, from improvements in productivity and security to proactive monitoring and maintenance that reduces downtime and risks of failure.
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Systems are regularly optimized automatically so issues don’t occur; they’re prevented with ongoing “checks” and resolved immediately
Proactive identification of equipment nearing the end of its lifecycle means no downtime due to failed or outdated equipment
Automatic alerts when computers have issues keep equipment and employees working at peak performance
Cloud computing and instant offsite data recovery means no time or effort searching for “lost” files
Available tools and solutions enhance productivity and streamline processes
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Remote alert system relays information about issues; risks are eliminated, and others are addressed immediately
24/7/365 monitoring of internet/speeds, printers, phones, websites and others; if issues arise, work directly with vendors to resolve
Network operations center provides 24-hour experienced IT professionals who serve locally and can resolve issues
WHAT IS A PROACTIVE CYBERSECURITY SERVICE?
Real-time alerting and monitoring for malicious activity by a Security Operations Center, 24/7/365
No risk of reduced productivity due to systems failing (e.g., email server, CRM system, financial applications, etc.) because backups are performed automatically and regularly
Security updates are installed automatically and remotely so data is protected, with minimal risk of costly breaches or cloud security vulnerabilities
Cloud replication of all data, and recovery service when needed, so no loss of data when events like natural disasters occur
Implementation of advanced cybersecurity scanning tools to identify compromised data on the Dark Web
Training courses provided to educate staff about security awareness and to protect systems from ransomware, phishing scams and internal and external threats
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Strategic, long term technology and business planning with the assistance of a team of IT experts, including a Virtual CIO (vCIO)
A proactive, not reactive, approach that prevents “fires” rather than puts them out; reduces downtime and improves productivity
Support is always available, eliminating reliance on an internal team that may not be available when needed most
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PRICING & IT DEPARTMENT STAFFING
Even out cash flow with fixed monthly payments that allow for predictable budgeting and billing related to IT services
Reduce the need for hiring IT consultants or staff in an already tight labor market at an average annual salary of more than $75,000, along with associated costs for benefits and training
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