The Remote Working World: How Managed Service Providers Can Help Small Businesses

The current pandemic we’re living in has forced many companies to shift their workforce from working in the office to working remotely. Managed Service Providers (MSPs), like K3 Technology, help ease the burden for small businesses during this transition. Here are a few ways MSPs are essential for small businesses who have transferred to working remotely.

Enhancing Cybersecurity
Most small businesses don’t have the resources on their team to stay current on internet
security and aren’t equipped to handle data breaches or network compromises. Especially when
companies have shifted most of their employees to working remotely, cybersecurity is that much
more important. While working from home, employees may work off of their personal devices or
even use a personal device to log into their company’s corporate network. Hackers can easily
hack into these personal devices, therefore hacking into a corporate network. MSPs help to
provide a strong anti-virus security system in place as well as a data protection plan to help

keep data secure at all times.

Lowering and Stabilizing IT Costs
Working with an MSP helps small businesses to reduce their IT costs as well as help with being
able to plan for more consistent fees as opposed to unpredictable needs of specialists,
equipment, etc. During this pandemic, small businesses are looking for any way to cut costs and
stay afloat. Working with an MSP helps limit the amount of money spent on in-house IT

specialists because you already have access to a wide range of support.

Accessing a Broad Skill Set
Businesses are limited when it comes to who they can hire for their internal IT department. They
typically have general support staff as well as a few specialized roles, but there are likely still
some gaps that need to be filled. With MSPs, small businesses can get instant access to
specialists with broad and deep knowledge– even from home!

Working with an MSP solves or reduces the stress that small businesses are dealing with when
transferring their workforce to working remotely. At K3 Technology, we use proactive monitoring
and systems analysis and work diligently towards keeping your business secure. Contact K3
Technology to see how we can help you today!