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Business Engineering Inc., is your trusted local managed IT provider company in the Alexandria, VA area. When you partner with us, you will get more than a vendor. You’ll get a partner that understands your business, and will provide your company with a wide variety of managed IT support services and solutions that meet your unique needs. Contact us today!
5 reasons to partner with a managed IT services provider and what services to prioritize
Every year technology occupies a larger place in your business. You may be wondering if you should engage with a local managed services provider (MSP) not only to take some of the stress out of supporting your company’s computers and servers, but also to leverage technology that can actually enhance your business. The answer to both is a resounding yes! Our mission as your trusted partner is to help you remove the obstacles that technology may be creating and harness new technologies to lift your business to greater heights
Why choose BEI as your network security consulting and auditing partner?
A network, like a human body that sometimes gets sick, can become vulnerable to cyber-attacks and malign behaviors. Therefore, as you need a doctor to take care of your health, you could benefit from our network security consultants to keep your network running correctly and safely.
Unfortunately, security risks, breaches and attacks can often cause quite a loss that is too big for a business to afford, either in terms of direct financial theft, productivity stoppage, or loss of data and customer trust. Hence the goal of network security is to maintain the safe and legitimate use of the network and block unauthorized use.
As network security company, we can help to prevent malicious use or accidental damage to your network’s proprietary data, users or devices. We also conduct network security auditing, a systematic evaluation, measurement and validation of the security of your firm’s information system and its compliance to a set of established criteria.
What are key reasons to partner with an MSP?
Freedom to focus on your business
The primary benefit for small to medium-sized business owners like you is removing the burden of managing technology. You can then focus on what you know best and develop strategies for growing and running your business. By not worrying about technical issues, you and your employees can focus on the important things, such as innovation and efficiency.
Access to a variety of technical expertise
Your IT staff are likely talented and dedicated employees, but the growing range of skills required to manage all the hardware and software your business needs to operate is simply too wide to adequately maintain. By leveraging an MSP, you gain access to a vast array of technical experience with a single phone call. This has the dual benefit of giving your business the world-class support it needs while freeing up your technical staff to focus on their areas of expertise.
Predictable (and lower) costs
Who are we kidding? You want to know what this will cost. Surprisingly enough, partnering with us can be quite cost-effective, running approximately the same as a single systems administrator salary. Whether you are paying block-time, flat-rate, or time and materials, we offer predictable costs for expert help. If you choose to purchase services in addition to, or other than, engineering talent, such as many of the services listed below, your billing will be clearly explained in advance so you’ll know what you can expect to pay each billing cycle.
Improved vendor management
This item also vastly benefits the three prior items. As a value-added reseller (VAR), we can manage all of your technology-related purchases for you, including but not limited to inventory management, warranty services and, most importantly, help in selecting the appropriate solution. BEI is able to offer bundled software and hardware as a single solution, relieving the strain of maintaining multiple contacts and relationships and saving you time and money.
We get it; technology never sleeps, but you and your team do. Our services come with peace of mind because our service-level agreements (SLA) provide continuous support on our products. Need an engineer on a weekend? We have them on call and ready to help.
This is just a glance at the many reasons your business would benefit by partnering with us. Now let’s take a look at some services that are perfect candidates to move from in-house to managed.
If you are still hosting your own email servers, this is the most recommended service to take advantage of. Gone are the headaches of hardware upgrades, patching, provisioning and chasing down blacklists. Let us manage your organization’s email while you enjoy greater productivity.
One of the more popular services we offer is complete network communication support. Our engineers are ready to assist with installing, configuring, upgrading and maintaining your network equipment, including firewalls, wireless infrastructure, switches, routers and VoIP phones, as well as provisioning new users. This ensures your business is secure, compliant and, most importantly, operating efficiently with no downtime.
If your company has upcoming server upgrades, is considering purchasing new hardware, is planning to move offices or has any of a wide variety of technical projects on the horizon, now is the perfect time to begin a relationship with an MSP. Our technical project managers can lighten the load of scaling your business.
Backup and disaster recovery
Systems crash, offices flood and unfortunately ransomware is spreading. One of the most important and sought-after solutions offered by a managed IT services and support provider like BEI is data backup and recovery. Whether that is full backups of all workstations and servers or just a few key systems, you will sleep better at night knowing your data is safe. We can also help you develop a disaster recovery plan that keeps your business operating should the unthinkable occur.
As previously mentioned, ransomware is spreading. Data breaches are in the news every day. Email phishing campaigns can be relentless. If your organization’s security is keeping you up at night, maybe it’s time to engage the professionals. The last thing you want is the dreaded phone call informing you that your customers’ data has been exposed, or worse, stolen. Cybersecurity is far too complex and important to fall on the shoulders of your IT team. As a top IT managed services and support provider, BEI has trained professionals available to help educate your employees and implement the appropriate security in your environment.
System monitoring and patching
As your business grows, it can be difficult to keep all of the organization’s systems properly patched and secured. Our experts can monitor your systems’ health, uptime and patch level remotely and take action when necessary. This will keep your computers and servers healthy and running efficiently.
If your company has regulatory or compliance requirements that must be met, it can be daunting to go it alone. Let our experts help you achieve and sustain the best system configurations and documentation for your specific situation.
As you can see, an IT managed services and support provider offers you a vast array of products, solutions and expertise that can help your company from day one of our partnership. BEI is your exceptional IT managed services provider in Alexandria, VA, and we are standing by to assist you in any way we can. Reach out to us today.