Make Getting Managed IT Services Your Business New Year’s Resolution

A lot has changed in the last year for small and medium sized businesses, and while every New Year presents a fresh start and fresh focus, it’s more important than ever that 2021 begins with a strong strategic vision for growth and the supportive partnerships needed to make that vision a reality. And that means investing in exceptional managed IT services.

Benefits of Managed IT Services for SMMEs

Small and medium sized businesses face different challenges and constraints to larger corporations – most notably, gaining access to capital, the ability to hire the best talent on the market, and the ability to implement best-case technology solutions for their operation. Here’s how managed IT services solve these issues.

  1. Access to the latest technology – Managed IT services partners invest in the latest technology and solutions on behalf of their clients, leveraging their large client base to get the best deals and premium access for the most affordable rates. By working with an IT partner, your SMME gets access to business-grade solutions that support the efficiency, profitability and security of your business.
  2. Improved data security – Cybersecurity attacks on businesses of all sizes – especially SMMEs – are at an all-time high, with 59 806 cybercrime incidents reported in Australia alone in the 12 months leading up to June 2020. These attacks were on the rise even before 2020, making data security a must-have investment for SMMEs, especially those handling regulated or sensitive personal and financial client data.

Your managed IT security partner goes beyond installing high-quality data security protocols – they actively monitor your network activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that any attack is detected and dealt with as rapidly as possible. In addition, your IT partner can ensure your data is fully backed up with a comprehensive disaster recovery plan in place, ensuring that even if a natural disaster, fire or cyberattack occurred, you’d be able to get back up and running as quickly as possible.

  1. Significant cost savings – With IT taking such a pivotal role in today’s businesses, running an internal IT department is more challenging and more expensive than ever before. From hardware, software and infrastructure costs to the cost of hiring and retaining experienced, highly-skilled IT specialists, your IT department can quickly become a significant financial and administrative burden. A managed IT services partner alleviates this load, delivering the team, services and technology you need at a fraction of the cost and a set monthly fee that makes budgeting simple. If you need to scale up, add services or change services, it can all be done in a matter of moments.
  2. Free up internal resources – Just like outsourcing your accounting and payroll services, outsourcing your IT needs is designed to make your life simpler and introduce the peace of mind that comes with knowing these important support services are being managed by professionals. This solution allows you to direct your people and resources to the far more important tasks of growing your businesses through 2021.

Find Out How Professional Managed IT Services Specialists in Australia Can Help You Make 2021 a Success

At Otto IT, we offer a wide range of IT security and IT systems for businesses and industries across Australia, including the finance, education, real estate, healthcare and digital industries. These include software solutions, data security solutions, IT support and Cloud solutions. We can manage every aspect of your IT needs, affordably and reliably, offering exceptional client service and peace of mind through custom IT solutions. Contact us today to find out more.

, Make Getting Managed IT Services Your Business New Year’s Resolution

Written by

Jordan Papadopoulos

Jordan is the Chief Commercial Officer at Otto. Jordan is here to help clients remove roadblocks and achieve the business goals they’ve set out. Jordan’s biggest focus is Customer Experience, Business Relationship Management, Risk Management and Strategy.