Managed network services are essentially off-site IT services as opposed to in-house IT services. They are the backbone for companies, providing support and storage for essential components including email, documents, and much more.
At some point, every organization must make a decision about their network management. Small and mid-range companies must decide if it makes sense to manage the network in-house while large corporations must decide which aspects of network management they should outsource.
How Do I Know If My Business Needs Managed Network Services?
If you find yourself with a network that meets one or more of the following criteria, it may be time to consider managed network services:
Can a company manage these tasks on their own? It is always possible to manage networks internally with IT personnel. However, it is not always simple or cost effective. In-house network management comes with a wide range of business responsibilities, network operations, and staffing challenges, such as reducing network overhead costs while increasing network services and finding, recruiting, and retaining certified network professionals.
Will Outsourcing My IT Services Save My Business Money?
Outsourcing managed network services comes with substantial cost savings and simplified management. You get streamlined services, up-to-date technology and equipment, and predictable monthly costs. You also get the benefits of a centralized, highly resilient and secure infrastructure. With IT staff freed from the network support responsibilities, they have the time and energy to focus on strategic activities, increasing productivity and ultimately revenue for the company.
A managed services provider can combine, integrate, and manage network connections, remote access, voice and data traffic, and network security. The provider will be in charge of the following tasks:
What Type Of Managed Network Services Do I Need?
Once you have decided to explore managed network services providers, you must determine which one is right for your company. As there are extensive choices, the search process can be confusing and even overwhelming.
You want to find a services provider that is a good fit for the size of your organization that manages its own network and offers an extensive array of services. This type of provider allows you to choose the managed network access, voice, and security services that meet your business needs and match your internal network management resources. It also allows you to scale your services to accommodate the changing needs of your company.
As you evaluate varying managed network service providers, consider the following factors for each provider:
UCI is a full-service copier company that offers an extensive range of products and services for organizations of all sizes including copiers, printers, scanners, document destruction, and managed network services. UCI provides managed network services at our Amarillo, Texas location. To speak with one of our representatives about your managed network services needs, fill out the form on this page.