Every year, small business networks, security, and cloud infrastructure grow increasingly complex across more devices. When any number of issues can arise in a given day, it only takes one disruption of downtime to realize just how critical your IT readiness is to your bottom line. For many DoD contractors and small to medium-sized businesses, this exhaustive process makes maintaining an in-house IT team an impractical solution. But is there an alternative to your own onsite IT support department?


Understanding the growing reliance on IT services, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) handle your organization's IT operations as a third-party provider. IT outsourcing through an MSP gives you the service you need with benefits you may not expect, including round-the-clock monitoring and management to identify threats and proactively address problems before they become a disruption.

And if you think IT outsourcing might blow the budget, you'll be surprised to learn that a Managed Service Provider can actually save you money and time. As your company grows, the need for more complex, intricate infrastructure expands even faster requiring more systems to support an increased level of staff adding to additional threats you must defend against. You need a stable IT framework, but sometimes managing it is easier said than done. Getting your time back with managed IT services has never made more sense. 

Time is Money

Consider the expense of hiring, training, and maintaining an in-house IT team, not to mention the hardware infrastructure that requires space, constant monitoring, and frequent updates. IT service workloads are often variable and when used effectively with the right tools and preparation, periods of downtime leave your internal staff with little to do. 

By outsourcing your IT and partnering with a managed service provider for technical support, you get what you need when you need it and pay only for the services you useā€“ saving you time and money through a workable, predictable and effective budget.

Did you know: 57% of small to medium businesses don't know enough about their network.

Downtime Costs Money

If time is money, what does that say about downtime? Aside from the time you'll save maintaining an in-house IT department, managed services help mitigate downtime by uncovering issues before they affect your productivity and, in turn, your profits. With all the cloud solutions an MSP can offer, problems are often fixed remotely so you're not waiting for help to arrive onsite. 

Managed service providers regularly and proactively administer support, so your time is uptime. From a driven approach to business continuity, you save time without sacrificing productivity.

 Industry Expertise in an Instant

Most in-house IT teams address the same issues that surface time and again as a result of your existing business processes. When there is a better way of doing things, internal IT teams who take a more reactive approach are often the last to know. They seek out a solution to a problem and lack the experience and exposure to the latest technology.

An MSP experiences a wide variety of IT problems across many industries every day. When a new problem arises, you get professionals who know what to do because they've seen it before. Your IT setbacks are solved quickly and at lower costs by specialists who can recommend the best technology for your needs.

Did you know: 50% of in-house IT professionals lack current technology certifications

Time-Consuming Cybersecurity 

Cybersecurity is all over the news because threats to your business continuously evolve and grow in complexity. With an increasing volume of cyberattacks and the challenges you face in protecting your business, it's a never-ending battle. As cybercriminals introduce increasingly sophisticated means of stealing, deceiving, and robbing businesses like yours, new solutions aimed at thwarting cyber-crimes emerge to protect your data. How much time do you have to consider where the next attack might come from? A "cross that bridge when we get to it" approach can be more costly than the most expensive cybersecurity solution.

Cybersecurity is dynamic. To avoid a ransomware attack or data breach, proactive MSP professionals tap into comprehensive knowledge to provide you with up-to-date security solutions that keep you protected.

Compliance Takes Time

Many industries impose regulatory standards on businesses that must maintain compliance or face penalties. Every business must obey customer privacy data restrictions. Lost revenue due to downtime or hefty fines due to data breaches affects an organization's overall health. If you store customer data, private information, or take credit cards, cybersecurity and compliance are no longer an option but a necessity. If adherence to CMMC, NIST, PCI-DSS, HIPAA, SOC, GDPR, or any other compliance regulations is a requirement for your business, how will you approach meeting the standards?

Find Out How eTrepid Gives Your Time Back

Without additional support from a team that understands your requirements to provide the solutions and oversight necessary to keep you above board, falling into noncompliance is a reality that happens faster than you realize. Partnering with a certified MSP to implement strategies for maintaining compliance with industry regulations makes sense and saves time, money, and headache. 

Spend Time Growing, Not IT-ing

You have limited resources, but when you free your time to focus on your goals, you're finally able to prioritize growth decisions. On the other hand, spending time and energy making IT decisions surrounding complex systems outside of your specialty takes more time than you think. And when all is said and done, how can you be sure the IT decisions you made were the right ones for your business and implemented properly? 

These are all concerns an MSP seamlessly manages for you to have peace of mind knowing you're supported and protected with best-in-class solutions by full-time IT experts.

Hear What Others Say About Their Managed Service Experience 

eTrepid is an Award-winning Veteran Owned Managed Service Provider and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that assures a rapid response and resolution to virtually all business IT needs allowing for a ten-minute response time guarantee. eTrepid also remains on the forefront of industry changes such as regulations associated with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).

By outsourcing your IT and partnering with eTrepid, you have more time to grow your business while keeping up with the latest proven technologies. Whether you are a defense contractor or a small- to mid-sized business, chances are your range of IT resources is holding you back. Sign up for a consultation on managed services and find out how you can get the same level of expertise, equipment, and support as government entities and large corporations without managing the IT infrastructure it requires.

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