As technology has increasingly become a must-have, organizations are rapidly moving to managed IT services. The benefits of outsourced IT are becoming a more viable option for businesses around the nation.
Every business must choose their approach to manage their organization’s technology needs. Some companies choose to hire in-house staff, while others decide to outsource. There are many signs why a business would choose to outsource its IT, whether to aid financially or increase productivity. Whatever the case, we will cover the top 10 reasons why a company should choose outsourcing to a managed IT service provider.
1. Cost Savings
One of the main benefits of choosing managed services is cost savings. Typically, managed IT services help reduce operational costs, decrease their overall capital budgets, lower hosting costs, and lower overall IT operating costs. In-house staff overtime becomes a financial burden for most organizations to carry. On average customers save 50% yearly when outsourcing their IT. Learn about how ITonDemand can cut down on your organization’s costs.
2. Predictable Costs
Managed services operate on a subscription-based model where the customer pays a contracted monthly fee for services. Usually, this changes only as staff or devices are added or removed from the service contract. When major changes are needed your partner should have a project team available to assist with new solution implementation.
3. Increase Productivity
Not only are MSPs cost-efficient, but they also effectively managing systems from a proactive mindset. MSPs ensure your office network, end-user systems, and software are kept up to date, secure, and running optimally. They help take the technical work off your staff’s plate, which allows a better user experience within the organization.
4. Improve Security
Cybersecurity threats are a constant threat to businesses. Here is where managed service providers are staged to help mitigate those risks. The very nature of a proactive IT management strategy is to promote a security-first mindset. By implementing best practice solutions, MSPs can prevent most threats. When more advanced security protections are needed it’s important to partner with a provider that can provide advanced security services.
5. Supplement Internal IT Staff
You don’t need to remove your internal staff. If your IT staff needs additional resources, managed service providers can provide staff augmentation to assist either for short- or long-term engagements. By taking on certain issues or back-ups, MSPs allow your team to work on their normal day to day activities.
6. Access to New Technology Solutions
MSPs have access to many technology solutions to fit specific business needs. As they work on many organizations’ IT environments, they are much more versed in handling complex change requests to new systems or solutions. This advanced knowledge in server solutions, cloud solutions, infrastructure solutions, that align with organizational goals and objectives.
7. Industry Team of Experts
When working with an MSP, you receive a Team of experts in their field. Each member of our team is eager to help our customers solve their problems through technology. When more complex solutions are needed, making sure to partner with the right MSP to take you where you want to go is most important.
8. Focus on Your Business
Technology management within an organization can take away from the true purpose of the business. By partnering with the right MSP, you will gain a partner who will help you optimize your investment in technology while you focus on your business.
9. Promote Scalability
The managed services model is optimized to support organizations that need to ramp up or downsize resources. A good MSP will ensure your technology is standardized in a way to allow for scale. It is important to partner with an organization that is staged to grow and evolve with you!
10. Improve Technology Vendor Management
Whether using a software vendor, internet provider, or printer vendor, managing all those services and relationships can add back time to your staff’s day. It is important to make sure the MSP partner you choose is equipped to manage the technical aspects of your relationship with these vendors to ensure you receive the most from those services.
Technology has become an unavoidable part of running a business. Additionally, it is also one of the most burdensome loads to carry. Investing in an MSP won’t only save you money, but it will almost certainly save you time. ITonDemand is dedicated to helping organizations, associations, and businesses take control of their IT. If you’re looking to scale your business, see how ITonDemand can provide you with managed IT solutions.