MSPs have become the best bet for many small businesses. They don’t just allow for anytime access and data protection but can also save a lot of money when it comes to record keeping and access.

An MSP helps to bridge the gap between the capacity of your IT department, and the increasing demand for fast-moving, stable, high-performance business technology.

It does this by creating solutions for the complexities of private, public and hybrid clouds. It uses its expertise and resources to bundle up technologies, software and solutions and provide them ‘as a service’.

MSPs charge for their services under a number of differing pricing models. Typical approaches include all-inclusive pricing, but per-device, and per-user formats, are also an option.

In per-device pricing, the MSP charges the customer a flat fee for each device under management. In per-user pricing, meanwhile, the MSP charges a flat fee for each user, accommodating users who use multiple devices. In all-inclusive pricing, the MSP charges a flat fee for all the IT infrastructure support and management services the MSP plans to offer.

In each of those pricing approaches, the customer pays the flat fee on a regularly scheduled basis, often monthly. Such pricing methods let MSPs sell services under a subscription model. This approach provides the MSP with a monthly recurring revenue (MRR) stream, in contrast to IT projects that tend to be one-time transactions.

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