6 Different Types Of Managed IT Services

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6 Different Types Of Managed IT Services

Thursday, August 18th, 2022
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There are many types of managed services that can benefit businesses of all sizes. Information technology is always changing and can be challenging to keep up with if you are focusing on running your company. Here are just some of the different managed IT services you can get when working with a total technology solutions provider.

Networking and infrastructure

Managed IT services include a variety of tasks like installing new servers, establishing connections, optimizing your current structures, enhancing communications, and adding any physical infrastructure like cabling. Networking may also include security and backup protocols.

Managed security services

IT security is a critical part of any business and should be a top priority for your organization. A good IT security service will help protect your business from cyber threats like hackers, malware, and ransomware. They will also help you comply with industry regulations and protect your data from theft or loss. Security services can also include physical options like alarms, cameras, and keycard systems.

Cloud services

Hosted cloud services offer your business increased performance, reliability, and security. You won’t have to deal with keeping servers on-site, managing them, or making sure everything is running smoothly. Your applications and data can be accessed from anywhere that you allow and by anyone you permit. Here are some other benefits of including cloud services in your managed IT plan.

  • Cost efficiency
  • Increased productivity
  • Scalability
  • Data security
  • Increased collaboration across teams
  • Automation

Content filtering

The internet is full of information, but it also provides a lot of distractions and even opens doors for malware and hackers. Filtering the content your employees can access will help prevent hacking, phishing, and malware. It will also help them be more productive by reducing distractions.

There are options when it comes to using this service. You can choose to blacklist certain websites, like social media or video streaming sites. You can also allow access to ONLY approved websites and applications, drastically limiting what your employees can do online.

Web content filtering can extend into emails, which is a strong security feature that prevents phishing attacks on your data. Coupled with spam prevention and deletion programs, you can make sure your email is defended by the best security measures available.

Backup management and disaster recovery

Backing up your data is one of the most important things you can do to protect your business. All it takes is one natural disaster or power outage to destroy years of hard work and irreplaceable files. Managed backup services make sure your data is regularly backed up off-site or onsite (or both) so that your information is available after an emergency.

Disaster recovery is the process of getting your systems up and running after a disaster. A solid recovery plan will help you get back to business as usual quickly and with minimal disruption. IT managed services can include regular testing of your backup systems to make sure they are working properly and meet your specific needs, as well as consultations when you create and change your plans.

Asset monitoring

Your hardware and software assets are crucial to your business, but they can be difficult to keep track of. A managed IT service can help you maintain all your equipment as well as licenses, renewals, installations, data, backups, and more. This will help you avoid issues like overspending (or underspending), missing security breaches, and not knowing when your networking infrastructure needs upgrades.

Want to learn more about managed IT services?

The team at Andrews & Associates is here to help your business thrive! We have over 250 years of combined experience in the IT industry and will help your business function more efficiently and safely. Call us at (806) 242-1088 or Contact Us by email for more information about our Services!