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Every business needs a skilled IT team to ensure that their computer systems and networks operate as intended and to protect their valuable data from cybersecurity threats. For most small and mid-sized businesses, getting access to knowledgeable IT professionals is most cost-effective by choosing a managed IT services provider—but how do you know which service provider is best suited for your business needs?
One way you can differentiate between options is to look for IT service providers who have unique certifications. Specific certifications indicate a service provider that has proven itself in specific ways. A service provider that is an HP authorized reseller, in particular, is one that you can depend on to take care of your business IT needs in a myriad of ways.
There are a lot of reasons to hire a company that has been certified by HP as an authorized reseller. Read on to discover some of the benefits of hiring such a company.
There are multiple benefits to hiring an IT services company that has been certified as an HP reseller, including:
When your business works with a managed IT services company with HP reseller authorization, you get:
A range of IT services that are tailored to your business needs
A managed IT services provider with the right certifications will be capable of handling the vast majority if not all of your business IT needs. The services at your disposal will range from the most basic break/fix offerings to comprehensive, full-service IT that mimics what you would get from having a professional IT team in-house. You have the option of getting exactly what you want and do not have to pay for any more than you need.
Most small and mid-sized businesses do not have the budget to afford full-time IT staff, but they still need the skills and attention provided by IT professionals. Getting your IT services from a managed IT services company lets you access the numerous benefits of an IT team without the excessive cost of having your own in-house IT staff. Not only are managed IT services just generally less expensive than keeping a full-time IT staff, but they are also scalable.
You do not need to pay for what you are not using. Sometimes you may need a lot of IT work done, while at other times you may need very little done. Your business can save a significant amount of money by employing IT pros when you need them and avoiding paying for them when you do not need them.
It can seem strange at first, but the reality of hiring a managed IT services team is that you pay less for what can be even better quality services than you would get from an employee. It is not that IT employees are not good at what they do. The difference in quality comes from the realities of what a managed IT services team does. They work for numerous companies throughout the area covering a wide range of tech needs, which means they get a lot of practice doing what they do. They also tend to need to get certifications like becoming HP authorized resellers because they want to be competitive. That means they could be even more highly-trained than your average IT professional.
Consistent monitoring of your systems
Because of the way managed IT services are structured, it is possible for your business to pay a monthly fee to have professionals watch your systems 24/7. You typically could not as an employee to do something like this but managed IT services companies differentiate themselves by providing round-the-clock monitoring for clients that want and need it. That means there is always someone paying attention to what is going on with your network and computer systems. If they notice something that does not look right, they can take immediate action to address the problem before it grows and becomes more difficult and/or expensive to deal with.
Providing your business with the best tech options
A managed IT services company can carefully examine your current technology and business needs to ensure that you are able to take full advantage of what is out there. Even better, a provider who is an authorized HP reseller can give you access to better deals than you would be able to get otherwise. The combination of deep insight into your technology needs and access to the perks of being associated with HP makes the right IT service company an ideal partner for your tech needs—one that can help you improve business outcomes through technology in a variety of ways.
Dedication to the highest levels of performance and getting results
Not every managed IT services company will go to the trouble of getting certified as an HP authorized reseller. When you find one that has put in the effort to do so, you have found a company that has decided to go the extra mile to serve its customers and clients. HP is dedicated to helping its partners and customers succeed, which can provide some peace of mind for small and mid-sized businesses who are trying to find the right IT services provider. You can feel more confident in your choice of an IT team when you know they have put in the hard work necessary to partner with HP.
BC Networks is a managed IT services company and HP authorized reseller that serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about what we have to offer, please contact us.