Why you need a Managed Services Provider for Microsoft 365

Posted by Kendall King on Dec 23, 2019 5:13:39 PM
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Why you need a Managed Services Provider for Microsoft 365

Partnering with a Managed Services Provider (MSP) will instantly help you address your business needs and requirements by uncovering amazing opportunities that provide long-term value. It is the best way to stay up to date with technology and gain a dedicated team of IT professionals who are ready to help transform your IT for better business performance.

With the recent introduction of Microsoft 365 (M365), many businesses have decided to partner with a Managed Service Provider (MSP). Uncovering all the features of M365 is a mammoth task, do you have the time and resources to invest in learning every element by yourself? 

M365 is a fantastic investment that will provide your business with an increase in productivity and security. A Microsoft MSP will help your business benefit by unlocking its full potential. Here are four reasons why you should partner with an MSP when making the switch to M365.


Ensure your Microsoft 365 licenses are running at maximum capacity

Nobody likes paying for something they will never use, so why wouldn’t you want your M365 licenses to run at maximum capacity?

An MSP will review features specific to your business needs and make sure everything has been implemented correctly. This will ensure that you have all the latest features, security updates and that you stay compliant with industry standards.


Make sure you have the correct license 

There is a multitude of different licensing options to choose from before you decide to make the switch to M365. An MSP will guide you to determine which license is specific for your business. 

You want to make sure you partner with an MSP who is an official Microsoft Cloud Service Provider as they can manage your Microsoft environment for you. In a rapidly changing environment, your business is always evolving, an MSP will make sure you are always getting the most out of your M365 licenses. 


Enable advanced security features

A great deal of experience and knowledge is needed to implement and take full advantage of the advanced security features and capabilities offered by M365. This is why choosing an MSP who is a certified Microsoft partner is so crucial, as they will have a trained team of Microsoft experts who implement these solutions for businesses on a day to day basis.


Monitor for threats and 24 x 7 support

Once everything has been implemented correctly, you can’t just set and forget. Depending upon your business, you will need consistent monitoring for security threats, responding to alerts and analysing reports. Security should be at the top of every business's priority and an MSP will ensure that you receive 24 x 7 support, so you stay protected.


Why partner with The Missing Link?

The Missing Link helps businesses achieve their goals through IT transformation. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and have been helping our customers implement Microsoft solutions for over 20 years. Let us take on the burden and do the heavy lifting for you. Not only will we ensure your M365 environment is correctly implemented and configured to run at its full potential, but we will also secure and monitor your environment, providing 24x7 support. 

If you are interested in learning more, please speak with one of our Microsoft experts today.


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Kendall King

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