Technology’s role is shifting. And with it, IT staffs are no longer just tasked with keeping things up and running. They’re expected to drive real business results and contribute to the bottom line.

But you’ve got a complex infrastructure to manage, and getting bogged down in maintenance means foregoing opportunities to innovate. Unfortunately, the more time dedicated to day-to-day management and upkeep means less time finding new ways to put technology to work.

Managed Services offers a new, effective way to relieve some of that pressure and free your team to do what it loves. From global connectivity to colocation and managed cloud services, you can improve operations while maximizing innovation, especially around four key areas:

Increased performance: By improving key metrics like ticket response time and system availability among others, Managed Services can help your organization set important baseline measurements.

Reduced risk: With Managed Services, you get operational coverage for critical systems, so you can rest assured that any outages are taken care of — even when you’re sleeping.

Avoiding costs: Today you’re expected to deliver more value for limited budgets. Managed Services let you do more with less with out-of-the-box engineering and administrative solutions.

Accelerated innovation: Shift your focus from operations to innovation, so you can focus on mobile app deployments, wireless deployments and automation projects.

Managed Services aren’t a one-size-fits all solution, either. They’re tailored to your organization’s unique goals. So understanding what you want to achieve in order to maximize budget, as well effort, is the first step to building a solution that’s right for you.