The clock’s ticking on a client deadline and your main computer just went down. Not only is it costing you money every minute of downtime, it could also cost you your reputation.
An average of 80% of mission-critical downtime is directly caused by people or process failures, many of which could be stopped before impacting a business. Investing in managed services that monitor and maintain your technology greatly reduces the risk of outages, unhappy customers, and missed sales opportunities.
What are managed services, exactly? We’ll go into more detail on what Connect2Geek.com offers in our managed service packages below, but first, let’s look at a big picture overview.
Think of managed services for your technology as you do maintenance & monitoring systems for your car. You have a gauge that tells you when the oil needs to be changed, if you didn’t have that gauge to alert you when the oil level was low then you could end up with a car that stops running because you didn’t know it needed that oil.
Of course, the cost for an oil change and regular maintenance on your car is nothing compared to the cost of not being able to drive to work or having to fix or replace your car, so it’s a “no brainer” to keep it maintained and monitored.
It’s the same way for your computers, devices, and network. If there is a critical security patch that comes out for your operating system, if you’re not monitoring that, how can you know? And not applying the patch could result in a virus infiltration or ransomware attack.
Investing in managed services helps you stay proactive instead of reactive when it comes to maintaining your technology, just like you do for your automobile. And you come out saving big time in the end.
Downtime Costs Up To $427 Per Minute
If you have a computer system that goes down for just 1 hour, according to Carbonite, that could cost a small or medium sized business as much as $25,620, or $427.00 per minute.
The downtime price tag adds up fast and includes a combination of lost productivity, data loss/recovery, repair, and lost opportunity costs. Not to mention costs you could incur from losing an important customer because your outage caused an issue for them.
Connect2Geek.com’s three Managed Services Plans start at just $25/month per PC with a one-time set up of $79. So, let’s do a quick cost comparison assuming you had only one computer outage in a 6 month period and for just one hour only (most companies experience more than that!).
Cost for 1 hour of small business computer downtime: $25,620
Cost for 6 months of managed services for 6 computers: $979
That’s a huge savings of over $24,000 in just ½ a year from having your systems proactively monitored and maintained instead of waiting for something to happen that costs you big time.
Even if your downtime cost was half the average, you’re still coming out a big winner by choosing to be proactive about your technology.
5 Ways Managed Services Save You Money
Let’s take a look at the types of things you’ll get with a Managed Services Plan (MSP) and how they can help you avoid expensive downtime nightmares.
At Connect2Geek.com, our plans are both affordable and completely tailored to your company’s needs and cover everything from hardware maintenance to anti-virus monitoring, backups and more.
- Anti-Virus and Malware Monitoring
Today, viruses are much more malicious than in the past. Cyber criminals use ransomware that completely locks you out of your files until you pay their requested ransom. The anti-virus and malware monitoring and protection in our MSP happens even while you’re sleeping, keeping you from suffering a malicious attack.
- Automated Backup System
Many companies pay for just a backup system alone what we charge for a whole Managed Service Plan that includes backup along with all our other services. You don’t have to worry about data loss due to user error, lost computers, or natural disasters, we’ll ensure your data is safe, secure, and retrievable at any time.
- PC Maintenance
Your computer might not need an oil change, but when’s the last time the dust was cleaned from the fan? Hardware maintenance (that you don’t have to think about) to keep systems running smoothly and keep them from overheating is another benefit of a MSP.
- Instant Alerts
You’ll never be in the dark if there is any attempted infiltration of your system or something else you should be aware of. Instant automated alerts let us and you know when something needs attention.
- Software and Security Updates
Software makers are coming out with security patches all the time to keep up with the latest hacking techniques. Do you know if all your software or web applications are up to date? You’ll never have to worry about that with a MSP, because we’ll make sure your system is updated always.
Let’s Talk About A Managed Service Plan!
Want to learn more about Connect2Geek.com Managed Services Plans and why they’re a smart investment for your business that will start saving you money right away? Give us a call today!