Every business -- including us -- relies on a reliable, stable network to work internally and to communicate with customers (email, online chat, voice over IP, etc.).
When your network and IT infrastructure isn’t working at peak efficiency, neither is your office or business.
Keeping your network updated and secure, managing data backups, and troubleshooting users’ IT questions are all necessary, albeit time-consuming, tasks that prevent your IT staff from focusing on more strategic goals.
Outsourcing your network and other elements of your IT to a managed IT services partner is a way to improve network performance, lower costs, and free up your IT staff’s time to focus on more strategic initiatives with a single decision.
But who are the best managed IT companies in Minneapolis/St. Paul area?
To help you decide who the best company for you is, we believe in maximum choice. Here are four managed IT providers (besides us) in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
All Covered is the technology services division of Konica Minolta Business Systems and operates throughout the United States. The offer managed IT services as well as computer and network consulting, planning, design, procurement, implementation, maintenance, and management for IT network needs.
All Covered’s Minneapolis area office is located in Roseville.
As a leader in IT services with more than 30 years of experience, Corporate Technologies supports customers on a national level, offering VoIP phone systems, computer-networking solutions, storage & virtualization solutions, managed services, and IT consulting. Corporate Technologies’ Technology Advantage® provides a niche service for small and medium size businesses IT support and consulting services. In addition, our data center and online backup services bring highly secured managed services to our customers throughout the United States, providing business continuance for companies requiring 24/7 uptime.
Corp Tech has local offices in Minneapolis and other offices in Idaho, New Jersey, North Dakota, Michigan, and California.
Beginning in 1986, Jim Loffler and his wife, Darcy, started Loffler by selling dictation machines from their garage. In 1988, the company began selling and servicing fax machines and that led to copier and now an IT organization that offers network and server offerings.
Loffler offers a range of IT solutions and services, including managed IT, a variety of cloud-based offerings, security-focused solutions, and more.
Loffler’s HQ is in Bloomington.
Gary Marsden and Dave Marquardt (the “Mar”s in Marco) started the company in 1973 as a small typewriter shop in St. Cloud, Minnesota. From typewriters to office equipment to business IT solutions and managed IT services, Marco has steadily evolved. Today, Marco serves customers across multiple states including Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Missouri.
Business IT offered by Marco includes a technology assessment, lifecycle asset discovery, cloud IT services, telecom carrier services, managed WAN, networking, backup and disaster recovery, document management, security, data center, and storage.
Helpful Managed Network Resources
Making the right decision about your managed IT services partner is critical. The blogs and other resources below will help you make the right decision.
- Are You Refusing to Consider Managed IT Services Because They’re “Too Expensive”? Think Again
Finally, how do we describe our managed network services? In these four short videos, Kirk Studebaker (Coordinated VP of Sales) quickly outline managed networks and what we do.
*All information about All Covered, Corp Tech, Loffler, and Marco is from each company’s website.