5 Money-Saving Reasons to Sign up for an Inclusive Managed Security & Maintenance Plan
Everything’s going smoothly and you’re racing to get a document finished before a deadline. Then, suddenly your computer starts acting up and now the minutes you’re spending trying to fix the issue are turning into hours.
Technology issues aren’t only frustrating, they can cost you time and money, especially if you don’t have the back up of a Managed IT Services Plan.
Whether you’re using your computer at home or the office, having your technology running well and secure from viruses and hackers is important. In fact, more people than ever now telecommute, with home computers evolving from “just for personal” to being vital to monthly income.
The cost of computer downtime adds up fast with each minute that goes by. Businesses & remote workers deal with multiple costs during an unexpected downtime incident, such as:
Loss of business
Unexpected downtime costs businesses an average of $5,600 per minute.
When you consider the costs of only fixing your technology when someone goes wrong (i.e. break/fix service) as compared to proactively maintaining it with a service plan, it’s clear that being proactive is more cost efficient than waiting until something breaks down.
Saving Money with a Proactive IT Services Plans
Whether you have a Cadillac or a Kia, most people get regular oil changes done for their car proactively to reduce the chance of a costly breakdown. But they don’t always make the same cost-saving connection when it comes to the computers, devices, and network that they also use every day.
Pro Tech Guy helps keep technology maintained, secure and virus-free, and running efficiently for multiple business and home clients in Framingham, Natick, Sudbury, Wayland, Wellsley, Ashland, and the surrounding Metrowest area.
What Comes with a Managed Services Plan?
While plans can be tailored according to your needs, here is an overview of the type of things you can get with our Cloud Care Premium managed services plan:
Managed Anti-virus and Malware Protection
Proactive Threat Detection
3rdParty Software Updates
Managed Windows Updates
Unlimited Cloud Backup
Priority Support Tier
Free Computer Tune-up
How a Maintenance & Anti-virus/Malware Plan Save You Money
1. Reduces Downtime
Keeping your technology regularly maintained and monitored for any threats significantly reduces downtime and the associated costs. Each minute a device or network is down, it’s costing money in lost productivity whether it’s located in a home or office. Using a Managed IT Services Plan is insurance against costly outages.
2. Predictable Monthly IT Costs
If you’re not keeping your IT infrastructure maintained, you can get hit with high, unexpected IT costs that you didn’t budget for. An all-inclusive IT services plan has a predictable monthly price which is typically much lower than those unexpected emergency repairs and you don’t end up with costly surprises.
3. Technical Support
How much time do you or your employees spend trying to figure out a computer issue? As the minutes tick by, you’re losing money, but calling someone for help when you don’t have a service plan in place can be costly or leave you forever on hold with a manufacturer’s tech hotline.
With a Managed IT Services Plan, you have your very own “tech hot line” and can get quick assistance remotely to take care of any number of IT issues or 3rdparty software questions.
4. Protection from Hacks & Breaches
Hackers are constantly trying to plant malware and viruses that allow them to breach networks and steal all types of sensitive data. If you’re going it alone, you can end up with an unusable computer that’s crippled with malware or an infiltration of spyware that’s recording keystrokes and siphoning off files.
The average cost for each lost or stolen computer file is $148.
Managed IT security ensures all your devices and network are protected and monitored for any attempted breaches or virus infiltrations.
5. Managed Patches and Updates
Do you ever click “later” on those update notifications? You wouldn’t be alone. Many people find them annoying and don’t want to interrupt what they’re doing to go through an update, so they put it off until “later.”
There’s also the fear that an operating system (OS) update will get stuck or cause some type of problem if it doesn’t go smoothly. A Managed IT Services Plan includes management of OS and 3rdparty software updates and security patches, which are vital to ensuring your devices and network are safe and have all the latest protections against known vulnerabilities installed.
Learn More About Pro Tech Guy’s Managed IT Plans Today!
Have you thought that maybe you were too small to get a Managed IT Plan? Even just one computer can benefit from being proactively managed for a low monthly cost! Save time, money, and frustration by relying on your own IT pro.
Contact us today at 508-364-8189 or through our contact form to learn more about our affordable managed IT services.