Businesses don’t often run themselves. They take a lot of work and dedication by skilled individuals who devote time and attention to the task at hand. For many businesses, utilizing some level of technology is imperative. Small businesses need to innovate and embrace technology to compete in the marketplace. To do so, businesses must oftentimes step outside their marketplace comfort zone and embrace technology. With cloud computing, now even small to mid-sized businesses can utilize the same technology as their larger competitors.
Having technology of that nature on hand may be overwhelming for some businesses as it means finding, hiring, and maintaining an in-house IT staff or department. However, there is an alternative to the old-school in-house IT department. Instead, Managed IT programs are offering IT solutions for businesses of all sizes and industries. Choosing a Managed IT Service provider offers benefits far outweighing the cost.
- Staffing Costs. By not hiring even one in-house IT staffer that is qualified let alone an expert in their field will save you anywhere between 52-90k a year in salary alone. For many businesses, this staffer would be a full-time expert employee whose skills aren’t necessarily needed daily. Hiring ta Managed IT Service Provider allows you to save money on your bottom line and still get expert level support when you need it. Many IT Service Providers offer competitive packages that can meet the needs of any sized business and still be mindful of their bottom line.
- Focus. If your business isn’t in the tech industry, your focus likely isn’t on tech. Suzie selling her seashell creations all over the world likely doesn’t have the time or background knowledge to maintain all aspects of her online shop as well as her small boutiques that are the talk of many small beach communities around the world. If she focuses on learning, expanding, and maintaining the tech side of her business, she will likely have less time to hunt for the perfect shells and craft her latest greatest creation. By hiring a Managed IT Provider, Suzie has all the time she needs to focus on her business while having the expert help she needs to keep her enterprise running.
- Access tech experts. Managed IT Providers hire the top-level experts in the field. These experts tend to enjoy being able to showcase their talent and have a vast knowledgebase at the ready for any issue that may arise. Instead of pulling the budget together to hire one of these experts, companies who use a Managed IT Service Provider has access to many such individuals all armed with the skills to get any job done.
- Access to better technology. Technology changes and evolves as quickly as minutes in a day pass. Utilizing professionals who stay abreast of the ever-changing tech industry opens even small businesses to better choices in tech for their industry. From research, to assistance in purchasing, to install, implementation, and maintenance, Managed IT Services can assist with it all.
- Improved Security. IT Support includes IT security. Monitoring and securing your data gives companies the peace of mind that their livelihood is protected as is the information of their unique clientele. From password problems to software patches and phishing emails, Managed IT Providers do it all.