What Are Managed IT Services? (Questions/Answers)

Business owners are having a difficult time keeping up with technology as well. Many have only a small IT department that handles everything from computer problems to network outages.

Technology is evolving so fast these days that it’s hard to keep up. You’ve probably seen the TV commercial with the young guy wearing a VR headset. He’s managing his world in a virtual reality where he turns on the TV by telling the trash can to do it. Though the commercial is entertaining, it is possible these days to watch the news on your refrigerator or turn on your home A/C from the car. It can be hard for the average person to keep up with technological advancements.

Business owners are having a difficult time keeping up with technology as well. Many have only a small IT department that handles everything from computer problems to network outages. They aren’t really taking advantage of everything that modern technology has to offer. And this can cost you in more ways than one.

Are You Getting the Most From Your Technology Investment?

In order to stay in the game, you must have the best prices on your products and services. Your website needs to be user-friendly and optimized for all browsers. There’s just so much that goes into ecommerce these days. If you run a small business, you may not have time to stay up-to-date on servers, hardware, software, networking equipment and other IT resources. That’s where managed services can help.

At BC Networks, we’re often asked the question: “What are Managed IT Services?”

Managed IT Services are a business model where companies hire professional IT people to monitor, manage and maintain their entire IT infrastructure. This offers a number of great advantages for the business owner.

Instead of calling a break/fix IT company when something goes wrong, you have a full team of IT specialists working for you around the clock. This benefits your business because your technology will receive regular proactive maintenance. Managed services work best when the provider keeps your networking and computer equipment functioning optimally all the time. And this is definitely the best solution for your business.

Servers, routers, computers, etc. actually last longer and perform better when they receive regular maintenance. If you wait till something breaks, then you’re basically shortening the life of your equipment. And this type of equipment is often pretty expensive. In the long run, you will save money and experience fewer technology headaches.

Technology Can Cause Headaches

Though it’s great for business owners to stay educated about today’s IT technology, it’s difficult to run a business if you’re constantly worrying about servers being down or computers not being updated with the latest security. In fact, most people just can’t handle the stress of all that. And having an in-house IT department can help. But the truth is that you don’t really know if your IT people are updating everything on a regular basis so that your technology is fully protected against cyber-crime.

In too many companies today, the in-house IT people are fooling around instead of monitoring and maintaining your expensive technology. So what’s the answer? Managed Services. With managed IT services, you get the benefit of a whole team of IT specialists who will work hard to keep your business moving forward. They will make sure that all your software and hardware receives the upgrades that are necessary.

When you have BC Networks on the job, you can sleep well at night knowing that everything is being taken care of. This will limit your IT worries and provide the strong cyber security you need to avoid being the victim of hackers.

Is Your Company Ready For The Future?

Most business owners know that it’s important to find better methods to stem the growing tide of cyber breaches if American businesses are going to survive and thrive. Cyber-attacks are now a $7 trillion dollar worldwide phenomenon. City governments are being attacked. Law offices aren’t exempt either. A printing company in Colorado just had to close their doors because of a succession of cyber and ransomware attacks.

Managed IT Service providers like BC Networks are experts at managing and maintaining your data security. We stay informed about the latest threats and the best security solutions. We believe our managed services are the most cost-effective way to keep your technology secure and running at peak performance.

For a fixed, monthly, easy-to-budget-for fee, you can have a full suite of professional IT Services. Along with that, you get 24/7 support for minimum downtime. This alone can save you untold dollars throughout the year.

Achieve your business goals, even in times of disaster.

Need a great business continuity plan? Let’s set one up for you! You never know when a hurricane or flood could take your business down, so why wait till something happens? With today’s cloud technology, you and your employees can keep working from remote locations even if the whole building is wiped out.

That’s the future of business. People need and want to work from any location using any device. But it’s important to have a properly maintained Mobile Device Management program. If a device is lost or stolen, you must have a way to remotely delete your company information from that device.

Employee Training

This is another area where a managed services provider can help your company stay safe from cyber threats. Your employees should be regularly trained on what to watch for when it comes to phishing emails. Many data breaches could have been prevented if only the employees had been better trained. In addition to training, we monitor your network for malicious threats and block them before they can do any damage.

These are just a few of the managed IT services BC Networks can provide for your business. And you can customize your services so that you get only what you need at a price that fits your budget.

Contact Us

There’s a whole lot more to Managed IT Services than most people think. If you believe your business could benefit from managed services, please give us a call. We can set up a no-obligation consultation where we come out to your office and answer all your questions. We believe you’ll quickly see what a bargain Managed IT Services from BC Networks really are.

BC Networks serves businesses throughout Silicon Valley, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Mateo, and the San Francisco Bay Area.