For many small businesses, hiring an information technology (IT) staff is quite costly. Managed service providers allow them to offload certain IT operations. These organizations assume responsibility for monitoring, managing and resolving IT systems and functions for the business. Managed service providers offer a wide range of services, from alerts to data security to patch management to data backup and recovery. And, best of all, they can perform these services on most any device used for business, from desktop PCs to laptops to servers to mobile devices. Offloading the management of a company’s infrastructure to experienced managed services professionals allows the company to redirect its concentration to running the business without all the IT interruptions.