In today’s business landscape, technology is indispensable for companies of all sizes. From essential hardware like computers and servers to network infrastructure and software applications, technology underpins countless operations. However, managing IT can be a challenge due to its ever-evolving nature. This complexity is universal, impacting businesses across the UK, regardless of their size. This can be particularly daunting for a startup, especially when they need to be focussing on getting their own products and services off the ground. As startups navigate the challenges of establishing themselves in today’s business landscape, managing their IT infrastructure efficiently becomes increasingly crucial. This is where partnering with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) can make all the difference.

From Setup to Scale: Tailored IT Solutions for Startups

Benefits of using an MSP over an in-house IT person

Deciding between an in-house IT department and partnering with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) warrants careful consideration, but the advantages of choosing an MSP often outweigh those of maintaining internal IT resources. Firstly, MSPs boast a diverse team of specialists, each bringing expertise in various technologies and domains. This collective knowledge base ensures that a new startup will receive comprehensive support across all their IT needs. MSPs like EasyPC can offer access to a wide range of skills and experiences, allowing for more efficient problem-solving and innovation.

Another significant benefit of working with an MSP like EasyPC is the predictable pricing model they can employ. Unlike the unpredictable costs associated with hiring and maintaining in-house staff (salaries, benefits, training, etc.), MSPs can charge a fixed monthly fee based on the the level of support required. This predictable expenditure allows startups to budget more effectively and manage their cashflow more easily.

As your startup expands, so does the demand for robust IT support and infrastructure. Yet, the challenges of adapting and upgrading technology, along with the ongoing need for IT staff training, can be daunting and costly. With an MSP, a startup can add or remove users from their maintenance contract as and when they need to, meaning that costs can be decreased just as easily as they can be increased.

What services can an MSP help a startup with?

MSPs like EasyPC can offer a wide range of services to support startups from their conception and through their growth. Some of the key services include:

  • IT Support and Help Desk: MSPs offer round-the-clock technical support to address any IT issues that may arise. This includes troubleshooting hardware and software problems, resolving network issues, and providing guidance on IT best practices.
  • Internet and telecoms: Having your internet and VoIP services with your MSP means that you’ll have 1 point of contact for connection issues, and 1 bill to deal with at the end of the month.
  • Data backup and disaster recovery: Backing up your crucial company data to an in-house server or external drive doesn’t cut the mustard in 2024. having all your data backed up to the cloud is a must, and having a deep storage solution with up to 7 years retention policy is the cherry on top.
  • Cybersecurity: Antivirus is a key factor in digital safety, but it doesn’t stop there. Firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and regular security audits and training are just some of the extra layers of defence an MSP can give you.
  • Microsoft 365: MSPs offer mail hosting services and collaboration tools through Microsoft 365, enabling startups to communicate and collaborate more effectively while ensuring email security and reliability.
  • Hardware procurement and financing: MSPs can leverage deals and offers from all of the UK’s largest tech suppliers to find equipment that will fit a startups need and budget perfectly. If a startup cannot afford the upfront costs of all of their hardware needs, then there are financing agreements that can be used through the MSP.

Choose EasyPC as your MSP

Here at EasyPC, we have decades of combined IT experience spanning the breadth of the industry. We specialise in providing proactive and innovative IT solutions to businesses and startups, all while meeting budgets and exceeding their expectations. If you are interested in partnering with an MSP such as EasyPC, then feel free to get in touch for a no obligation initial consultation.

Remember – At EasyPC, our expertise is in making IT work for you!