How an MSP can keep your business efficient
One good example how an MSP can keep your business efficient
Speak with any IT professional, and they will have an opinion on what desktop or laptop to deploy into a business environment which can differ. However, we’re all in agreement, no matter what manufacturer you choose, more than likely the machine you purchase will not come with all the software you require to do business.
These are the basics that all good IT firms will install as part of their “build process”.
Examples of some of the most common software in a business environment include:
- Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Google Chrome
- Remote Management
- Web filtering
The process of installing and configuring all this software can take up to two hours of engineering time.
However, the benefits far outweigh the cost as the standard build process allows you to get on with your business and not worry about missing software or services on a newly purchased machine.
Many IT firms are now automating the standard build process using auto deployment tools such as Microsoft Endpoint & Autopilot.
This allows an engineer to create a templated standard build for your business and apply strict security and deployment settings – the benefit to you is that all machines in your company perform the same and are optimised for speed and security.
Other benefits to endpoint & autopilot include the ability to preconfigure machines at the time of purchase. When the system is turned on for the first time, it will connect to the internet and install the correct deployment template.
This process can be game changing for many businesses in the current work from home and remote environment. A laptop can be purchased and preconfigured in the cloud, meaning that the computer no longer needs to be hand-delivered or shipped from the managed service provider.
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you make the right decisions and implement best practices for the technology in your business, then get in touch with us today.