MSPs Help Boost Productivity for Educational Institutions
Educational institutions struggle with many challenges, among which are meeting rising expectations while boosting productivity. They must do more with less, while better connecting students and teachers through technology.
One method of meeting these demands is engaging a managed service provider, which allows for the off-loading of time-consuming IT-related tasks. In fact, educational institutions are reported to have a strong need for managed service providers, with slightly more than 42 percent requiring this type of service.
But what are the benefits of using a managed service provider, and how can it help your organization increase productivity?
Here are five factors to consider:
24 x 7 support for critical outages. When school is in session, you need IT systems to run smoothly — giving students and teachers access to the resources they need most. A partnership with a managed service provider can assist with maximizing uptime and safeguarding against potential interruptions within your IT infrastructure.
One-stop shop for software resources. An MSP that specializes in the educational sector has resources that help your institution run smoother. For example, WCA Technologies was recently accepted for inclusion into Adobe and Microsoft educational reseller programs. Working with an MSP that has access to these programs allows for additional support when adopting new solutions.
Maintain school compliance. Educational institutions are charged with keeping their data safe and secure. When working with an MSP, you’re able to accomplish this task with greater ease and efficiency. An MSP can assist with identifying and selecting the best security and business continuity options for your school.
Maximizing resources while minimizing costs. Budget is a major concern for many sectors, and educational institutions are no exception. You must maximize your efficiency to ensure resources stretch further. MSPs help you accomplish this by maximizing the core competencies of the provider, allowing you to use only what you need.
Keeping students and teachers connected. Depending on the structure of your educational institution and the age group it servers, students and teachers may need ongoing electronic communication. By using an MSP, you’re able to ensure that communication is efficient and continues without interruption.