My father always said, ”Do what you do best and let others do the rest.” We are definitely seeing this trend more and more as organizations turn to managed service providers to provide managed networks that support all of their applications at all of their locations. They are finding great success as they focus on running their business instead of their networks. With time, resources and capital in short supply, organizations can’t afford to get sidetracked.
Managed networks combine physical network, routers, switches, management, maintenance and monitoring into one simple service. This allows your IT staff to focus on applications that bring value and productivity to your organization. Offloading the ongoing challenge of systems and skills updates will allow you to concentrate on priorities. The question isn’t whether your organization can afford managed network, but can you afford NOT to have a managed network?
• 33% of network downtime is due to human error
• More than 50% of the causes of downtime could be avoided by proper WAN management
• Almost 80% of network outages are caused by mistakes during configuration
If you are intrigued with the idea of cost savings, quick problem resolution, predictability, and best-of-breed solutions, then it is time to find the ideal provider. It is important to find one that is scalable to support small to large, multi-location, and multi-vendor networks. They should also offer end-to-end solutions with 24/7 support. The ideal managed network service provider should ensure business continuity in the event of an outage and have extensive experience in supporting large networks. By allowing a trusted partner to manage your networks, you will be free to achieve your business goals.