Texas-Based Managed IT Services: How to Increase the Value of IT

May 19th, 2021 | Managed IT Services

The Texas business landscape is changing dramatically. As a result, companies across Texas are seeing a rapid shift to embrace digital transformation as a priority for their success.

As a local business owner, it’s important to have the right IT support and strategic consulting to help your company navigate current business trends and risks. Today’s businesses are faced with industry changes, shifts in customer expectations, and of course, the effort to optimize operations and IT security around a hybrid or remote workforce.

The Texas businesses we serve often have multiple locations across the state. They need an IT provider who can offer both on-site and remote support, as well as the IT consulting and proactive planning resources they need to drive success.

We are a Texas-based Managed IT Services provider with headquarters in Houston, Texas. However, we also have physical offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, and even Seattle, Washington. We provide Complete IT Outsourcing for mid-sized and growing businesses across Texas and have a wide breadth of technology resources and expertise our clients rely on to help reach their goals.

Texas-Based IT Outsourcing Provider & Microsoft Gold Partner

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, and with experience helping companies across Texas, we have helped our clients navigate the unexpected challenges the Lone Star State has faced.

We work with companies across the Texas Oil & Gas, Professional and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Construction, and other industries to recommend the latest technology solutions that can help their business keep up with the latest industry trends and compliance regulations.

The businesses we serve rely on our IT consulting and scalable support to support their organization’s objectives and help them to reach their goals. We think our client, Eutex International, said it best.

“We feel like we’re getting extremely good value for the dollars that we’re spending with Aldridge. Because we have not only the help desk that’s available to us. But, you know, should something catastrophic happen, we have that army of IT specialists that can hit the door and make things happen for us.”

Keith Cruthirds, Eutex International

Eutex is a total electrical solutions provider located in Houston, Texas. The backbone of their business is their IT infrastructure, so unplanned downtime hurts. We have helped Texas companies like Eutex International to align technology with their business goals and better serve their customers and their communities in a reliable and scalable way.

Maintaining a Competitive Advantage with Best-Fit Managed IT Services

Not all MSPs (Managed Service Providers) are considered equal. The services you receive from one IT Managed Services Provider may differ from the services you receive from another right down the road. A valuable IT provider will generally cover all or more of the following:

  • Strategic technology planning
  • Remote monitoring
  • Business resilience and continuity planning
  • Cloud computing & Microsoft 365 services
  • IT security & data governance
  • Data backup & Disaster Recovery
  • and more

The primary purpose of any digital transformation strategy is to change the company into a digitally proficient organization that can keep up with competitors. That is why it is so important to collaborate with an MSP who acts as a partner to your business, not just an IT support provider. You and your MSP should look for new ways to integrate innovative technology within your business to provide your company with a competitive advantage.

Get to Know Your MSP & What They Can Do to Protect Your Business Long-Term

When partnering with an MSP, one of the most important factors in choosing the right provider for your needs is evaluating which vendors the provider works with and what certifications they have. Check if an MSP can deliver the IT services and support you need now, and in the future.

It’s also critical to ensure the provider you choose has the established vendor relationships and IT certifications to back up their touted expertise. For example, our leadership team chose to invest in becoming SOC 2 Type 2 certified to give our clients peace of mind that their data is protected.

“Maintaining SOC 2 Type 2 compliance keeps our organization focused on our processes and controls to make sure that we practice what we preach. Completing the readiness exercise and audit process required a significant investment of money and time, but it was worth it. The audit helps us confirm that our house is in order and that we continue to implement the same processes and controls that we recommend to our clients.”

Patrick Wiley, Aldridge CEO

We have the IT security resources and expertise to practice what we preach while keeping up with the latest cybersecurity threats and trends.

For most of our clients, it’s not cost-effective to maintain the same level of resources in-house. This is why they rely on our IT Outsourcing and Managed Services to receive the same benefits of a capable in-house team at fraction of the cost.

Business continuity is no longer an option and companies without the business resilience to navigate the unexpected often never recover.

Grow your Business with a Great IT Partner Based in Houston, Texas!

IT service providers assist businesses in outsourcing their IT needs by providing the technology resources they can leverage to meet their goals and the Texas business expertise they can trust to guide them along the way. Don’t take our word for it. Hear how Aldridge helped the Eutex team focus on their business and accomplish more.

To deliver maximize the impact of technology on your business, you need to drive success by making IT investments at the right time. We use our Framework for Successful IT to structure how we deliver best-fit IT services to our clients.

Our Complete IT Outsourcing services rely on every element of this framework to cover all aspects of IT for our clients as their organizations continue to grow and change.

Schedule time to speak with a member of our team and learn more about the services we provide to businesses in your area: