What is a Managed Service Provider (MSP)?
A managed service provider, or MSP, is a third-party IT services vendor that provides remote IT infrastructure and systems management to companies. As an MSP, we allow you to tap into the expertise of top IT professionals while enjoying significant cost savings.
What do Managed IT Services do?
Managed IT services refer to a comprehensive solution provided by an external company, like ours, to manage, maintain, and support a business’s IT infrastructure. This allows the client to focus on their core business operations while we handle the technology side of things.
Our managed IT services at Parachute include proactive monitoring, regular maintenance, cybersecurity, network management, data backup and recovery, cloud services, and helpdesk support. By partnering with us, businesses can benefit from reduced downtime, improved security, cost-effectiveness, access to expert resources, and a tailored technology strategy that aligns with their business goals.
We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch IT solutions to our clients in Oakland and beyond, helping them stay competitive and efficient in today’s fast-paced business environment.
What do Managed IT Services in Oakland cost?
In general, you can expect to pay anywhere between $100 to $350 per user per month for Managed IT Services in Oakland. The average pricing for most small- to mid-size businesses is in the $100-$200 range, while larger companies or those with complex IT needs can expect to pay more. You may find an IT services provider that offers pricing under $100 per month, but these providers tend to have very limited service offerings. Rates higher than $200 per user per month are not very common, but they do exist. These higher rates are typically for very complex IT systems that use a wide variety of services or outsource their entire IT department.
To provide you with an accurate quote, we would need to assess your business’s specific needs and requirements. Feel free to get in touch with our team, and we’d be more than happy to discuss your organization’s IT needs and provide a customized proposal tailored to your business.
What is included in Parachute’s Managed IT Services?
Managed IT services from Parachute include 24/7 monitoring and real-time support, network and security management, data backup and recovery, and more. We work with you to develop a custom solution that meets your specific needs.
What is the difference between IT Services and Managed IT Services?
The primary difference between IT services and managed IT services lies in the scope, delivery model, and the relationship between the service provider and the client. Let’s break it down further:
- IT Services: IT services encompass a wide range of technology-related solutions, such as hardware and software installation, network setup, troubleshooting, and maintenance. These services are typically provided on a project-by-project or on-demand basis. IT services providers may also offer consulting and advisory services to help clients with their technology strategy.
- Managed IT Services: Managed IT services, on the other hand, involve a more comprehensive and proactive approach to managing a client’s entire IT infrastructure. A managed services provider (MSP) assumes the responsibility of monitoring, maintaining, and supporting a client’s IT environment, often through a long-term partnership. This includes tasks such as network management, cybersecurity, data backup and recovery, cloud services, and helpdesk support.
In summary, IT services are often more transactional and focused on addressing specific issues or projects, while managed IT services provide ongoing support and management of a business’s IT infrastructure. By choosing managed IT services, businesses can benefit from a more strategic and proactive approach to technology, allowing them to focus on their core operations while the MSP takes care of their IT needs.
Why should I use Parachute for Managed IT Services?
For over a decade, Parachute has been delivering expertly managed IT solutions to enterprises in Oakland. As a locally owned and operated organization, our expanding team of more than 70 professionals is committed to your success.
Our IT support specialists are on hand around the clock to assist with any problem, regardless of size. By partnering with us, you’ll gain access to not just help desk support but also a comprehensive Managed Security Service Provider.
What industries do you specialize in?
An IT solution that works well for one industry may also complement a company’s needs in another industry. By design, Parachute is not vertical-specific; we provide Managed IT Services to many different industries and types of organizations throughout Oakland. As IT consultants, we know this enables us to deliver well-rounded advice and proven recommendations.
As you might expect, our clients in Oakland include startups, often in tech, including SaaS, app development, and AI companies. Most of our clients are outside of tech though and span the following industries:
- Business with Government Contracts
- Law Firms
- Finance, Insurance
- Solar and Energy
- Real Estate and Construction
- Product Development, Manufacturing, Robotics, Logistics
No matter the industry, Parachute’s Managed IT Services Plan along with exceptional 24/7 IT Support services, addresses the needs of businesses throughout Oakland. The investment of time to learn your business is built into our service model. As your dedicated IT Partner, we ensure that the best-in-class IT solutions and IT security layers we implement into your environment will meet your company’s requirements goals.
Do you have expertise in cybersecurity?
Yes, our company, Parachute, has expertise in security. As a Managed IT Services company and a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), we offer a range of security services designed to protect your organization’s data, infrastructure, and people. Our team of security experts stays up-to-date with emerging threats and security technologies, ensuring that we can provide comprehensive security solutions tailored to your business needs.
Our Managed IT Security services include:
- Security Incident Event Management (SIEM)
- 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC)
- Managed Detection Response (MDR)
- Vulnerability Management Remediation
- Incident Management Remediation
- Compliance Preparation Management
- End-User Security Training
- Antivirus (Endpoint Detection and Response)
- Dark Web Monitoring
Our most security-minded Oakland clients appreciate that we are among the 5% of MSPs in the United States who have achieved SOC-2 certification.
By choosing Parachute, you get the benefits of both MSP and MSSP expertise, ensuring your IT infrastructure operates optimally while safeguarding your organization against cybersecurity threats.