Looking for a low cost alternative to all the Managed Service Vendors out there

We are a small break/fix shop in North Carolina that wants to provide managed services to our clients without breaking the bank with licenses and yearly commitments. I have looked at N-able and Kaseya and just don't have $500 a month. Especially during our startup phase. Most of our clients are less than 5 PCs and run in a peer to peer group. No servers. If they do have a server it is still part peer to peer. No domains. We were thinking of perhaps just running some scheduled scripts and creating a notification via email.
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I dont understand what managed service you want to provide. If it is system onitoring etc - just make server you use for your office in amazon or azure
Shalom CarmelCTOCommented:
Logmein.com Central will get you started for $500 / year.
Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
What type of services do you want to provide? And how much of these do you want to have automated? Knowing this will help to give you some advice/recommendations.
Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Get nagios/variants + logmein.

This will do for now
www.monitis.com can also provide additional monitoring.

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