So the question becomes… what does a managed IT services provider actually do? Simply put, a managed IT services provider is a cost-effective alternative to staffing and managing your own IT department. They can monitor and support your entire business network, from servers and software to network administration or can supplement your overburdened IT staff with additional support 24/7.
Prices for managed IT services can vary but they typically they work off of a monthly or yearly contract that outlines services for a flat fee. Before any vendor will submit a contract to sign they will complete a network diagnostic to assess what services each company actually needs.