A managed service provider (MSP) is a third party company that that delivers network-based services, applications and equipmentÂ to other organisations. In the IT world this offers a lot of benefits for businesses, irrespective of their size.
Firstly, if you consider your IT investment, even for the smallest company it is pretty complex. This complexity spans right across the board, from first choosing the most appropriate equipment that meets your needs and budget, through configuring and installing it, to keeping it up-and-running. Even the largest organisation would struggle to look after all of this in-house.
But, by partnering with an MSP you will be able to get a single source that will look after all your IT requirements as well as one place to call when something goes wrong or you have a question.
Fixed monthly cost takes care of everything
Not only do you gain access to a wide pool of expertise and product knowledge you will also be using the most up-to-date technology that is future-proofed — all for a fixed monthly cost. When organisations are looking to control and reduce costs such an approach makes compelling business sense.
It also means that you will not need to stump up a large capital outlay should a piece of equipment come to the end of its useful life or changing business circumstances mean you need something bigger or faster. It is this inherent flexibility, with just an adjustment to your monthly charge, that is proving attractive to many businesses.
Five Rivers has invested a significant amount of time and money to setup our managed network infrastructure. This enables us to offer a very cost-effective managed service provision that is capable of looking after your IT requirements — leaving you free to get on with running your business secure in the knowledge that your IT is being looked after.