Industry standards and regulations are constantly changing. To keep up to date with the evolving landscape, new technologies have to be implemented and learned. Maintaining an in-house IT department that’s large enough to fulfill every technology goal of your business is just not practical. That’s where Managed Service Providers (MSPs) come in. MSPs also provide a deep bench of expertise to make your business of operations more efficient and cost effective.
While there are many benefits to fully or partially outsourcing your IT with managed services—Here are our top five reasons.
1. Cost Savings
Reducing operational and IT expenses are just a few of the great things that partnering with an MSP can provide. Instead of paying fees for what you don’t need, MSPs utilize a subscription-based model where clients pay annual or monthly fees for services, thus conserving your capital budget. A MSP provides businesses with access to an entire IT team without the hassle of hiring more people inhouse.
2. Improved Vendor Management
MSPs can interface/contact vendors on behalf of your company to resolve business issues without the hassle of interrupting other projects. Contacting third parties, taking charge of issues, and processing a resolution, are the main points that a MSP will work to provide for your organization.
Trusting a MSP to coordinate the operations between vendors streamlines operations, evading any issues or burdening tasks on employees. Companies can easily adapt new technologies this way making their company market-relevant no matter the situation.
Scalability is important to every business’s growth and development as demands continue to increase. Expansion can create hurdles with outdated technology, or by outgrowing available resources. A MSP handles the services needed for the company to grow and manage their new ideas.
Staying productive, improving availability, and terminating “detrimental downtime” are just some of the ways MSPs work with companies to accommodate challenges in business ventures. Addressing technical issues while remaining responsive in the short-term and long-term helps the MSP proactively support their client’s “key business objectives” through the business’s future.
The need for cybersecurity increases every day with the rise in cyber-attacks. Implementing security solutions to protect your network’s infrastructure is something that MSP security experts focus on. A limited IT budget can create issues with hiring and solving security risks, MSP’s offer a solution to security without hiring additional staff. A Managed Service Provider we help harden and defend your systems, keeping infrastructure up to date.
5. Focus on Core Business
Employees are required to take on different roles that fall outside of their skill capabilities. Outsourcing projects is a great way for employees to focus on innovation and revenue instead of trying to troubleshoot technical problems. Turning to a team of dedicated experts for both technical and non-technical work allows employees to manage their time better and improve work efficiency.
What About my Existing IT Department?
A concern that many organizations have with switching to managed services is that they think their current IT Team would be replaced. However, a MSP can supplement your existing IT department, and handle many of the time consuming tasks, freeing up your IT department to focus on the important projects that keep the organization going.