MSPNetworks Blog

Why Managed IT is WAY Better Than Break-Fix IT

Why Managed IT is WAY Better Than Break-Fix IT

Every organization has mission-critical systems that they rely on in order to function, and the IT technician is responsible for keeping them running. Modern technology and best practices have given rise to a new way of managing business technology, one that knocks the traditional break-fix IT out of the water.

Managed IT services are changing the way that businesses handle their technology. Here’s a compact list of the disadvantages of break-fix IT, compared to the many benefits offered by the alternative: a managed IT business model.

The Disadvantages of Break-Fix IT
Break-fix IT is the old way of managing technology solutions. It’s the act of taking care of IT problems as they pop up, rather than taking the time to resolve issues before they become larger problems. Break-fix IT can be expensive, especially when dealing with hardware failures that result from neglected maintenance. Furthermore, the downtime caused by hardware failure and other disasters could be powerful enough to derail your budget for months, or even years. If you want to foster a secure future for your business, break-fix IT should be the first policy you throw out.

The Benefits of Managed Services
Unlike break-fix IT, which focuses on replacing technology as it breaks down and is rendered obsolete, managed IT services focuses on proactively replacing technology and performing preventative maintenance in an effort to prevent a catastrophic hardware failure or budget-breaking technology issue. Some of the many benefits include:

  • Fewer capital expenses: Since your technology will be getting the attention it needs, when it needs it, you won’t have to spend so much money replacing critical hardware components. You can write your managed IT services off as an operational expense, rather than a capital expense.
  • Less time spent on maintenance: Some businesses have an internal IT department that’s responsible for overseeing IT maintenance and management, while others don’t have anything at all. Outsourcing IT maintenance ensures that it gets done, while giving your staff the opportunity to spend their time on more fruitful endeavors.
  • Less downtime: If your hardware is properly maintained, it will have less of a chance to break down and cause downtime. Less downtime naturally leads to more profits for your business, and improved functionality as a whole.

How is your company’s technology maintained? Do you replace it as it breaks down, or do you proactively seek to ensure its continued functionality? If you’re still stuck in the days of break-fix IT, changing the way that you approach tech maintenance can have incredible benefits for your business. Not only can you save money, but you can also improve operations. For more information on how to get started with managed IT services, give MSPNetworks a call at (516) 403-9001 (844) 446-9677.

4 Compelling Reasons to Upgrade to Office 365 Busi...
Tip of the Week: 4 Security Best Practices that Ev...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, January 24 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Technology Privacy Email Cloud Malware Hackers Internet Hosted Solutions Business Computing Business Tech Term Productivity Software Network Security Data Computer IT Services Ransomware Mobile Devices Microsoft Google Cloud Computing Android Data Backup Backup Hardware Smartphone Efficiency IT Support Small Business Innovation Outsourced IT Encryption Browser Data Management Windows Artificial Intelligence Data Recovery Business Continuity User Tips Windows 10 Gmail Managed IT Services Internet of Things Smartphones App Productivity Passwords Windows 10 Workplace Tips Server Managed IT Services Remote Monitoring Business Management Facebook Bandwidth IT Management Collaboration IT Support Disaster Recovery Employer-Employee Relationship Website Network Bring Your Own Device Infrastructure VoIP Office Tips Tip of the week Save Money Antivirus Scam Managed Service Provider Upgrade Vulnerability Paperless Office Office 365 Government Saving Money Cybersecurity Communication Phishing Holiday Social Media Chrome Data storage Blockchain Microsoft Office Applications Customer Service Quick Tips Content Filtering Risk Management Two-factor Authentication Robot Information Settings Big Data Managed Service Healthcare Apple Maintenance Word BYOD Wi-Fi communications BDR Virtual Private Network YouTube Router Politics Mobile Device Management Unified Communications Money Computing Operating System Office Social Outlook Firewall Telephone Systems Monitors Spam Machine Learning Google Drive Patch Management LiFi Mouse Mobile Device Document Management How To Automation Mobile Security Data loss Tablet End of Support WiFi Downtime Administration Going Green Users Analytics Customer Relationship Management Miscellaneous Virtual Reality Apps VPN Printing Network Management Access Control The Internet of Things Unified Threat Management Password Data Security Storage HIPAA Business Technology Server Management Licensing Computers Management Hacker Permission IBM Managed Services Provider Touchscreen SharePoint Cybercrime Internet Exlporer Deep Learning Managed IT Distributed Denial of Service Hacking Authorization Solid State Drive Employee-Employer Relationship Techology Comparison Scary Stories Cabling Retail Cables Lenovo Financial Connectivity Read Only Statistics Avoiding Downtime Google Maps Cooperation Display Company Culture Alt Codes Mail Merge Permissions Test Corporate Profile Modem E-Commerce Tech Support Downloads Hard Drive Recovery Shortcut Managed IT Service Knowledge Buisness Employees Hard Disk Drive Compliance How To Remote Workers Education Mobile Computing Unified Threat Management Digital Payment Budget Bluetooth Specifications Sports Favorites File Sharing IT Technicians Wires Samsung Superfish Security Cameras IoT Staff Managing Stress Typing Address Fraud Wireless WannaCry Cookies Vendor Management Features Websites Information Technology Marketing Running Cable Language Cache Chromebook Best Practice Break Fix Experience Remote Monitoring and Management Point of Sale Regulations Current Events VoIP User Error Gadgets Black Friday Instant Messaging Disaster Mirgation Social Engineering Virtual Desktop ROI Humor Star Wars Electronic Medical Records Help Desk Laptop Automobile Augmented Reality Enterprise Content Management Cryptocurrency RMM G Suite Nanotechnology Hosted Solution Heating/Cooling Multi-Factor Security Computing Infrastructure Recycling Google Docs Dark Web Zero-Day Threat Social Networking Monitoring Time Management Printer Search Cyber Monday Finance Uninterrupted Power Supply Chatbots Safety Hacks Networking Notes Identity Theft Firefox Cost Management Bookmarks Wearable Technology Vulnerabilities Remote Computing Bitcoin Hotspot Tech Terms Digital Screen Reader Electronic Health Records Google Wallet Servers Google Calendar Private Cloud IT service Alerts Network Congestion eWaste Business Growth Microsoft Excel Wireless Technology Human Error Motherboard Consulting IT solutions Legal Smart Technology Authentication Identity OneNote Assessment SaaS Halloween Training Writing Development Windows 8 Theft Spyware Smart Tech Files Drones Legislation Error Virtualization Cameras Unsupported Software Update Meetings Work/Life Balance IT Budget Dark Data Alert GPS Computer Repair CCTV Mobile Data Webcam Law Enforcement Tracking CrashOverride Health Printers Black Market Gadget Travel Crowdsourcing Twitter Physical Security Botnet Relocation Emoji Upgrades Motion Sickness Regulation Administrator Emergency Taxes Personal Information Cortana Web Server 3D Printing Supercomputer Processors IT Consultant