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The Difference An MSP Makes To Your Construction Business

One of the largest challenges the construction industry faces is slow adaptation to emerging technologies, which limits efficiency improvements. A Managed Service Provider (MSP) can
help solve this issue, along with several others, for construction businesses by handling anything to do with technology. If your technology can’t keep up with your growing construction
company, an MSP is likely the right partnership for you.

 

An MSP can be a huge help to a construction business, providing services like:

● Cloud Services
● Disaster Recovery
● VOIP
● Hosted Servers
● Cloud Backup
● Network Security
● Spam Protection
● Web Filtering and Firewall
● Email
● Software Support (HCSS Equipment360, HCSS Heavybid, Sage 300, Bluebeam,Quickbooks, tSheets, etc.)

 

For a construction business, these services can be the difference between being able to reliably complete projects for clients and having projects fall apart. Partnering with an MSP to manage your IT can allow for a wide variety of benefits. You will potentially save money on your IT costs by reducing the need for in-house staff, as well as by having a team of experts who can keep your business on budget while getting you exactly what’s necessary. You will also benefit from enhanced security, which will protect sensitive data like blueprints, contracts, and employee and client information, and your team will also get cybersecurity training.

 

With an MSP, you don’t have to spend as much time worrying about your IT issues, reducing downtime with faster problem resolution. MSPs also keep up-to-date on the latest technology that could benefit your business, whether it’s new devices or new software that help your team do their jobs more efficiently. These cutting-edge solutions keep you at the top of your industry, allowing you to compete for bigger jobs than you could before. You also have the option to scale your IT up as the business grows when you work with an MSP, which is much more difficult to do with in-house IT that may not have all of the same resources as an MSP would. Perhaps most importantly, you can ensure compliance with industry regulations when you partner with an MSP who has expertise in the construction industry. This helps manage your legal and operational risks.

 

Choosing the right MSP for your business isn’t always the easiest process, but it can be made fairly simple by considering a few different factors. First, assess your needs — what does your business require on a day-to-day and on a big-picture basis? Next, research MSPs in your area and look at reviews. Companies with 4.5-5 stars on Google Reviews or Yelp are going to be your best bet. If you just look at reviews on a company’s website, you will be looking at what the company allows you to see, so be sure to check other sources. Then, you need to understand
the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) offered by different MSPs. SLAs look different across each company, and some are going to be better fitted for your business than others. Finally, consider the scalability your company needs out of IT services. Are you growing each year? Hiring more staff and taking on more projects? You need a partner who can grow with you and plans for your growth by providing you with a roadmap to get there.

 

Partnering with MSPs keeps your business competitive, reliable, and efficient. Your team can perform to the best of their abilities when the technology is working for them every step of the way. If you need a reputable MSP in Texas, you can contact us through our website or by giving us a call today.

At Straight Edge Technology, we offer flat-rate pricing along with personalized IT solutions tailored to your business needs. With our experienced team and comprehensive services, we’re here to support your IT infrastructure and help your business thrive. Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you with your IT needs.