3 ways your faith-based organization can benefit from managed IT

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Jul 27, 2022

One of the most important functions of your organization is to respond to the needs of your congregation. Technology such as printers and copiers, business phone systems, and IT security services help churches to reach and serve their membership more easily and cost-effectively. By using managed IT services from Milner, your 501(c)(3) faith-based organization will be provided with assistance from Milner for the things that matter most to your employees and congregants.

How can managed IT help?

There are many ways that technology can be used to enhance and enhance church outreach and services, but a certain level of expertise is needed to maximize these benefits cost-effectively. By partnering with a managed IT provider, religious organizations can reap the full benefits of technology while saving money and reducing stress on overburdened staff.

Churches are not immune to the predatory actions of hackers and cybercriminals

As recent events have proven, churches are not immune to the predatory actions of hackers and cybercriminals. In addition to phishing scams and other hacking techniques, a more digital presence can provide opportunities for malicious actors to cause disruption and mayhem. Recently, the new trend of hacking video conference calls and streaming video to interject pornographic or racist messages can cause real embarrassment for church organizations.

Below are 3 reasons why choosing Milner as your Managed Services Provider (MSP) can help your faith-based organization:

  1. Refine your printer and copier services

    In order to stay cost-effective, managed print services are crucial for non-profits. Our Managed Print Services keep track of your supplies so your organization won't run out of toner or paper when a bulletin or flier is due. Milner offers quite a few options from leading manufacturers to help you spend less while maintaining high quality. Besides increasing your overall efficiency, we can also reduce your waste and save you money. With Managed Print Services, your faith-based organization can focus on your members, and not your printers.

  2. Manage your data and your members' security

    Faith-based organizations are not immune to the predatory actions of hackers and cybercriminals, as recent events have demonstrated. Over the past few years, cybercriminals have hacked video conference calls in order to inject pornographic or racist messages, which has disturbed and outraged many religious organizations. An increased digital presence can also present opportunities for malicious actors to cause disruption and mayhem in addition to phishing scams and other hacking techniques.

    Whether you are a small place of worship or a large congregation, your employees and congregants access various systems every day from a variety of devices. The security of your data and digital access for your employees and members is important, but your organization may not have the knowledge and expertise to manage your equipment and systems.

    Milner offers hosting, backup, and disaster recovery services, thereby removing the burden of having in-house personnel and expertise. We can even run an IT check to see where your IT infrastructure needs assistance. With our help, you can ensure that your business is not disrupted by data loss or hardware failures that could have you down for days or weeks.

  3. Improve your community's connection

    Your organization probably uses multiple channels to communicate such as voice, video, instant messaging (IM), email, etc. UC (Unified Communications) systems integrate all these functions into a single solution to enable seamless communication.

    As a deployment method to deliver UC through the cloud, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) has become the new norm for large and small organizations. Having a unified communications service strategy ensures that both internal and external communication can be handled seamlessly at all times. Keeping your phone, email, text messaging, video conferencing, and other communication channels as separate functions puts both your employees and customers at risk. In addition, this can negatively impact your productivity and customer service.

    Utilizing a UCaaS can allow your organization to combine multiple devices into a solution capable of collaborating internally as well as externally on short notice. By avoiding the need to invest in bulky equipment and hardware that needs to be updated every few years, you can save more money for other purposes.

Serve your community while Milner serves you

As a religious organization, you have an overall mission and a vision for reaching your members and serving the community. It's important to develop a technology plan that aligns with your goals while keeping costs low to fit the needs of your 501(c)(3). Your managed service provider can help you upgrade historic or legacy systems, take advantage of emerging technologies, and address key concerns, such as security, staff structure, and business continuity.

There is more to our relationship with our clients than just business: we're here to help you achieve your goals. Having worked with nonprofits and religious organizations for over three decades, our team has a deep understanding of how you need to run your organization. You can rely on us to maximize your IT, communications, hardware/software, company security, and document management needs. Moreover, we understand your needs are restricted by your budget. Milner will design a plan tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. Contact a Milner IT expert today.
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