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As companies realize that maintaining their IT infrastructure is more challenging than their resources can handle, they are shifting towards hiring a managed service provider. Outsourcing IT shifts the responsibility of IT management into the hands of a professional. With so many Managed Services Provider Los Angeles  to choose from, selecting the best company can be a tiresome process. Here are six questions to ask your current or potential MSP.

Information technology is a critical component of any business. SMBs often overlook them because of the cost of hiring and maintaining an in-house tech department. From improved efficiency to reduced spending, there are many benefits of outsourcing IT. Each business is different and must assess their internal skill sets to determine if partnering with an MSP is the best option for them. Take a look at some of the benefits mid-market businesses receive when working with a managed services provider.

  Businesses that use managed services are clearly optimizing their time and resources by outsourcing IT to a third-party company, but are they getting the most out of their contract? In a nutshell, managed services allows businesses to have peace of mind knowing that their technology is being taken care of by an MSP. Before managed services, companies had IT teams that took a break-fix approach instead of proactively monitoring technology before there's an issue. Learn more about how to make the most of your managed services agreement.

The process of designing a local area network from beginning to end is quite complex. Not only do you have to ensure that every device within the network will receive high quality service, but you also must factor in the printing and file sharing functions that are necessary. It is important to plan ahead when designing a local area network so that you do not overlook any of these important aspects. The smart option would be to consult with or completely outsource your project to a network technology company to achieve best results.

When a system user has a question, the IT help desk technicians are one of the first to respond. Help desks have evolved in the recent years allowing remote technicians to provide services equal to those provided by an on-site technician. Help desks assist users with system difficulties and are usually managed through a ticketing system. Here are four critical functions that every IT help desk should offer.

A computer network allows different devices to talk to one another in order to share data. A network can consist of computers, IoT devices, switches, routers, and event wireless access points. Devices use networks to communicate and access the Internet. Let's take a look at some of the elements and basics of computer networking. 

Business challenges are constantly changing due to the rapid expansion of technology. From small to large organizations across all industries, the responsibility of IT infrastructure management is becoming more important. This entails the management of elements of information technology which allow effective and efficient utilization. Elements such as computers, servers, software and more are all components of infrastructure management which aligns with an organization's strategy and operations. 

The Cloud era is upon is and it's not just a fad, but a completely new way of delivering and consuming data. The cloud makes it possible for IT service providers to deliver services more efficiently. It is important for businesses to understand the basics of the cloud since this technology is currently in use and will continue to gain popularity. You have more than likely been using cloud services in some way or another without even realizing it. Take a look at these 4 examples of what the cloud is not. 

Businesses of all sizes are always looking for ways to increase profits and reduce costs. Efficiency in the office can help companies run more smoothly while optimizing resources. Since business operations rely so heavily on technology, it's easy to get buried in both new and recurring technology expenses. We have identified three simple ways to reduce IT costs for your business. 

Server virtualization has many benefits for your business including reduced costs and improved rack space. By taking advantage of virtualization, you will see improvements in energy usage due to reduced cooling requirements as well as improved disaster recovery and more flexibility. Planning ahead of time minimizes the risk of a system wide disaster. Highly consider starting a new virtualization project before. Take a look at these 6 steps to server virtualization.