8 Amazing Reasons to Consider Managed IT

IT responsibilities can be overwhelming for business owners. Some immediate benefits can be experienced when using an outside partner to manage IT.  Here are eight reasons to consider Managed IT Services.  

  1. CONTROLLING YOUR IT COSTS
    It is not uncommon for IT costs to spiral out of control given the speed of technology improvements.  Understanding what your monthly costs will be on a consistent basis will ensure effective budgeting.  
     
  2. REDUCING YOUR LABOR COSTS
    Recruiting and training an IT group can be very expensive. Most companies do not have an endless resource budget, managed IT services lets you focus your HR efforts where you need them most. 
     
  3. INCREASING YOUR EFFICIENCY & COMPETITIVENESS
    With so many competing demands, keeping all of your IT services in-house often result in a much higher development and implementation time that lead to increased costs. 
     
  4. STAYING FOCUSED ON YOUR CORE BUSINESS
    Limited time and resources are an issue that all businesses face. Managed IT services can help your business stay focused on what you do best and not get bogged down in complicated IT decisions or strategies. 
     
  5. IMPROVE YOUR SPEED WHEN IMPLEMENTING NEW TECHNOLOGIES
    Managed Service providers will have the resources available to start handling new technology projects right away.  The same project for in-house IT can often get delayed and repeatedly put on hold due to competing business demands. 
     
  6. LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD
    Many small businesses do not have the resources or access to enterprise technology that larger companies utilize. Partnering with an IT Managed services provider can help smaller companies benefit from from the technology options that larger companies enjoy.
     
  7. STAYING COMPLIANT AND KEEPING SECURITY EFFECTIVE
    All of these questions should have an answer...Is your firewall up to date? Do you have a DMZ installed; do you need one? Do you audit your Workstations and Servers? Has your company implemented security standards, enforce and review those standards?  Are you regulated by any HIPAA or PCI laws?  Outsourcing these issues to a Managed Services company helps minimize the risks associated with personal and confidential information and more.  
     
  8. REDUCING YOUR RISKS
    Every business experiences a certain amount of risk. Competitors. regulations, the economy and technologies all  change rapidly. Managed Service partners often manage much of this risk for you.  They are skilled in deciding an approach to avoid IT risks in their areas of expertise.