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Nonprofit organizations in Northern California must make the best use of their funding to support the causes they serve. Some think that spending money on technology is too expensive. But this isn’t so if you use Managed IT Services.
Your nonprofit faces different demands than businesses in the for-profit world. But, just like them, you can reach your goals and better serve your mission with the right, cost-effective IT Solutions. A Managed Service Provider (MSP) who understands your challenges can help you get the most out of technology.
Your Managed IT Services Provider will provide comprehensive server and computer management services that proactively update, manage and backup your information technology. When issues crop up, they can be resolved remotely before they cause interruptions or downtime.
When you subscribe to Managed IT Services, you’ll have access to enterprise-class technology without buying, configuring or maintaining it yourself. Some of the services you’ll benefit from include:
Managed IT Services help you use technology in a cost-conscious way. Your MSP will help you learn how you can increase your efficiencies and achieve your mission by using effective, productivity-boosting IT solutions.
With Managed IT Services there are no upfront costs. Instead, you pay for them via a fixed monthly fee that’s manageable and predictable. This makes for easy budgeting.
And you can preserve your money and use it for the charitable work you do. And rather than spending your funds on hardware and software licensing, you can subscribe to solutions like Hardware as a Service and Software as a Service where you pay according to what you use. You never have to worry about wasting your money on outdated or inefficient technologies.
Working for a nonprofit means that you must wear many hats. Employing staff is costly and so are IT techs. Hiring IT staff is expensive, and especially so in Northern California. You’ll probably have to pay close to $100,000 a year for one IT specialist. Then you’ve got the benefits, sick days, vacation and training to cover. When you sign up for Managed IT Services and outsource your technology needs, you’ll have an entire team of IT specialists for much less.
An IT environment that’s monitored and managed by professionals promotes reliability and security. Managed IT Services close the gaps in your security and keep your technology up and running.
Your data will be protected by a range of industry-leading security solutions, best practices and expert cybersecurity personnel. Your MSP’s IT professionals will keep your systems running smoothly and protect your data so you don’t have to worry and can focus on your mission.
And, if you must comply with state or government regulations, your MSP can provide services to ensure your technology complies. Your members’ and donors’ confidential data will remain private with cybersecurity services and RMM your MSP provides. They can also provide Security Awareness Training for your employees to teach them how to recognize cybersecurity threats.
Having access to the right technology is essential for nonprofits. You can’t afford to waste money on solutions that don’t work. Your MSP will align your technology to help you achieve your mission. And, they can procure the technology you need at a better price than you can on your own.
Managed IT Services provides a highly reliable and flexible solution that can grow as your nonprofit does. You can easily add services as you need them, as well as software and hardware for new projects and additional employees or volunteers.
Services can be customized to include things like cloud hosting, VoIP business phones, collaborative software like Microsoft Office 365 and other capabilities that nonprofits benefit from. And, you can expand your IT infrastructure quickly as you increase your membership or outreach.
Cloud computing provides many benefits. It can reduce costs and provide the anywhere -anytime access your staff and volunteers require.
Subscribing to Managed Services provides cloud solutions like Software as a Service or hosted products like Hosted Remote Desktop Services, so you can have access to enterprise-class technology without the costs and management worries.
Just like you’ve developed a 3-year business plan for your nonprofit, you need a strategic IT plan for today and tomorrow. A Managed Service Provider can help you design a plan to make the most of your technology budget and advise you as new technologies emerge. And you can take advantage of their CIO services without hiring one.
BC Networks is a leader in Managed IT Services for nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Mateo and Sunnyvale California. Contact us for a complimentary assessment of your IT needs.
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