You might have noticed that companies of all sizes are increasingly outsourcing more and more aspects of their business. If you think about it, IT is no different in this manner, it will work better when outsourced. This is where managed IT services come in. It is the perfect way to outsource most of your IT hassles. If you’re still on the fence whether you need to go for managed IT services, let’s delve into it some more.
Top Reasons Smart Businesses Love Managed IT Services
The first and the most important benefit is that you get more out of your investment. Many companies are under the impression that doing your own IT will “save you money”. That’s a very narrow view of things. As it turns out, nothing is more expensive that trying to cut corners on your IT.
If you try to keep a team of full-time in-house IT experts, you get a lot less in terms of benefits. As paradoxical as it sounds, if an IT expert dedicates themselves to just your company, they are less likely to know what to do. Expect to encounter many situations where a problem goes unsolved for days because the in-house IT team has no idea how to solve it.
When an IT team works in multiple locations, they acquire a broader level of experience. This means any time you have a problem, the managed IT people will know how to solve it. In fact, they have probably done it many times before for other companies similar to yours.
So in a word – you get better security, access to all of the managed IT provider’s tools, all of their broad experience and so much more. As the Americans would say, you get a lot more bang for your buck.
All the devices that your company owns can be hacked into or experience data loss. This includes servers, tablets, desktops, laptops and smartphones. Unfortunately, the world is full of companies who’ve gone bankrupt due to catastrophic data loss.
We’re not trying to scare you here, just telling it like it is. The reality is that catastrophic IT events do happen. And if you aren’t prepared, it can cost you the business itself.
Any quality managed IT service will include all the backup and disaster recovery that you need. By going with a managed IT service you can rest assured that you are safe from catastrophic events. This is not to say that you can’t handle your own backups, of course, you can. It will just be of lower efficiency and quality than if done by an external vendor.
And as for disaster recovery? This is a highly specialised skill which always requires external help. When you have a relationship with a managed IT service you’re always safe in the knowledge that they can perform disaster recovery if you ever need it.
Newer technologies and information
If you insist on going with an in-house IT team, you have to invest in upgrading their knowledge and the tools they use. Not only is this an additional cost, but it’s an extra something to worry about and keep track of.
When you work with a high-quality managed IT service, they have access to all the latest knowledge, tools and technologies. In fact, this also benefits you in another crucial way. They can provide all the advice that you need in terms of purchasing decisions.
If you’re considering a new technology, just ask them about it. They will be happy to help you make a decision. You can look at the IT company as “kind of a business partner” that always wants to help you succeed. Your success is to their benefit. They can help you understand evolving technologies and help you scale and plan your long term business.
Your business needs to be prepared for emergencies or anything that could damage your data or systems. You need to ensure business continuity and constant uptime which only an experienced IT service can provide.
They will achieve this not only by making sure problems (almost) never happen. But also with their rapid response times. A good IT provider should be able to arrive and physically fix issues if necessary in emergencies.
Improve your focus where it matters – growing the business
If you’re like most smart business owners you understand the power of complete delegation. The more aspects you can delegate fully, the more you can focus on what you do best.
Unfortunately, when you have an in-house IT team, complete delegation will never happen. Because they are employees, they will always come to you for decisions, internal issues, office politics and more.
An external IT vendor is your best bet to achieving a “set it and forget it” scenario. Ideally, you want to forget all about IT. It should just fade into the background. Everything should just simply work. Every morning when you go to those offices, the IT environment should be safe and ready to be used.
A quality IT service will detect many vulnerabilities and issues before you even know that they exist. They’ll be detected and fixed without you ever having to feel a disturbance.
This allows you to focus on the most important thing – running your company and growing your business.
Peace of mind
Quality managed IT services will perform regular checkups, which means your system will be running smoothly at all times. Your profits will increase, as you won’t lose any time on fixing problems with the system.
If you already have an IT-team, don’t worry you won’t have to fire anyone. A good managed IT service vendor can come up with a strategy that includes your existing IT people.
Consider Managed IT Services by InspiredTechs
We’ve worked with hundreds of businesses just like yours. There will never be an IT problem that you can experience, that we haven’t solved before, multiple times.
Don’t wait until those problems start appearing though. When we take on your IT, we will implement the best monitoring and preventative measures available. This means problems will be caught in advance – before they even make an experience. That means you get to enjoy a smooth problem-free ride for the most part.
But that’s not all. When you go for our managed services, you get access to our vast amounts of knowledge. We can make your life easier by helping you come up with IT strategies, helping you with making purchasing decisions, implementing new technologies, and so much more.
Contact us today to see how we can make your life easier, and your business life more effortless.