Companies switch to outsourced managed services for many different reasons.  A few of them are found in the second half of the alphabet, from N to Z.  

N is for New Technology

This is more than understanding new technology.  It’s knowing which new technology is right for your business.  This insight only comes from experience, including a firm grasp of technology trends, coupled with a clear understanding of your business needs. 

O is for Options

The old adage “no one size fits all” is true in IT.  Expect technology options based on your business goals, risk tolerance, budget, and compliance requirements among other factors.  

P is for Planning

Every dollar you spend today should help advance your technology goals for the future.  Your outsourced managed services company can help you get there. 

Q is for Questions

While you may not want to know the details of how everything works, you will probably have questions.  The answers should come to you with as much (or as little) detail as you prefer.

R is for Restore

From a technology standpoint, you need backup test restores to make sure your data can actually be retrieved.  From a business standpoint, if you’ve had a bad experience with an IT provider, a professional outsourced managed services company will help restore your confidence. 

S is for Security

Data security is a top priority for just about everybody, whether you’re on a computer at work or at home.  We’ll put the proper safeguards in place to help protect your valuable business information.

T is for Transparency 

Transparency means you understand all the work that’s being performed on your network and how issues are being resolved.  The more you know, the better.

U is for Users

The best technology tools are ineffective if they don’t make it easier for users to do their jobs.  A lot of what we do happens “in the background” to minimize disruption to users as much as possible.

V is for Vendor Management

We coordinate with phone, internet, and software providers so you don’t have to.  When techs talk to other techs, we resolve problems faster.

W is for Windows

If your network runs on Microsoft Windows, it’s crucial to keep patches current for security and performance.  Your outsourced managed services provider will manage and deploy Windows updates so it’s just done.

X is for “X as a Service”

More and more, small businesses want to buy technology as a service instead of maintaining hardware onsite.  “X” is for the service you need, like backup, simply handled for you.

Y is for You

This one may be a bit of a stretch from a technology perspective, but if you’re reading this article, you’re probably looking for new technology services.  The right managed IT services provider will put you and your business needs first.

Z is for Zero Worries

Finally, we can help you have zero worries, at least about your IT. 


These are just a few of the reasons why companies are making the switch to outsourced managed services.  Since the people side is as important as the technology, keep that in mind when you’re selecting your next provider.

If you’re considering outsourcing your business IT, contact CRU Solutions