Managing business technology is not easy, especially if your budget doesn’t accommodate an internal IT department. You want professionals who know what they are doing to be the first ones handling your organization’s technology solutions, but sometimes this simply isn’t possible. While the concept of outsourcing technology management and maintenance to a third party sounds strange at first glance, it sure beats just about any other alternative out there--and for good reason.
When we say outsourced, we mean that managed IT services are managed and maintained by someone outside of your business. This means that you don’t have to hire new staff to manage the technology you need to keep operations moving forward. Depending on how much you want to invest in managed services, you could either outsource a single solution or an entire project’s implementation. Either way, managed IT’s purpose is to help small businesses like yours through better access to important technology management services.
It’s inevitable that you’ll ask why you should trust something as important as your IT infrastructure to outsourced workers. After all, they don’t work for your business.
Well, to put it simply, the right managed service provider does work for your business. They want to help your organization make the most of its technology solutions. The right managed IT provider will act as an extension of your business’ internal IT department (or lack of one), providing support as needed for your organization’s administrators and users. It’s basically like having an IT department, minus paying for their salaries, onboarding, and training. This makes outsourcing a viable alternative for small businesses, as the small monthly payments are more affordable than other options.
Overall, the quality of IT management when outsourcing it to a managed service provider increases. This is basically because the quality of your service increases compared to if you have either no support, or you’re relying on your untrained employees to maintain IT solutions. If maintenance isn’t done properly, your business could suffer from large repair or replacement costs, and that’s not even mentioning projects that aren’t managed properly. In times like this, it helps to have professionals who can provide a helping hand--whether it’s simply operating in a supplementary role or as your full-fledged IT department.
Managed IT makes managing IT easier for small businesses, which can go a long way toward making sure your organization remains profitable and efficient. To learn how your business can take advantage of managed IT solutions, reach out to us at (757) 420-5150.