Top 5 Reasons To Use Managed IT Services
Are you on the fence about whether to use outsourced managed IT services for your business? If you don’t have any internal IT resources, the advantages of outsourcing are pretty straightforward – you gain the expertise of an entire team of experts in just one hire. But even if you do have an in-house team, outsourcing some of your IT functions can offer a myriad of benefits. Skilled technology experts can be hard to find – using an established company to take care of your IT needs can help you cut costs while also providing access to the skills, technologies and strategies to help you grow.
Below are a few of the benefits you receive when using managed IT services.
You cut costs without compromising on quality
Retaining and training an in-house team is expensive. In-demand technology skillsets (like security experts) are often hard to find and a challenge to keep. Salaries and benefits quickly add up and total much more than the predictable monthly fee you pay to a managed IT provider. In turn, you receive comprehensive service that meets your business needs, no matter how quickly they grow. Often, an in-house team gets overwhelmed by demand and cannot keep up with the requests or issues that come in. Supplementing your existing team with outsourced IT services can help.
You gain access to the latest technology and expertise
The digital world moves quickly, especially in areas like cybersecurity. With an in-house team, you are limited to the knowledge and technology expertise they have already acquired. While ongoing training is essential, it is not always prioritized ahead of the next urgent IT task. A good managed IT provider will have best-of-breed technology and a wide range of technical expertise upon which you can draw for knowledge and guidance.
Your risks are lowered
By working with an external IT provider, you are gaining access to a team of experienced professionals who constantly undergo training and work around the clock to ensure that you never have to suffer the effects of unanticipated downtime. Risks are significantly reduced in comparison to working solely with an in-house team.
You have the safety of an accountability agreement
The service level agreement (SLA) you sign with your managed IT service provider ensures a commitment to an agreed-upon set of standards and deliverables.
You’re freed up to focus on strategy and growth
Think of how much time you will gain by not managing the day-to-day IT challenges that arise. Working with a managed IT provider gives you the ability to run your business and not worry about IT issues. If you already have internal IT, outsourcing the routine IT tasks and projects frees up your team to focus on strategic initiatives that support business growth.
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