How much time does your business lose on managing its own technology services? These time-sucking activities include maintaining your email solution, upgrading and managing your desktop infrastructure, and keeping your network secure from both internal and external threats. We understand that many business owners feel they don’t have time to run both their business and its technology, but we are of the firm belief that no one should have to choose between the two. Business management and technology maintenance both hold weight in an organization—just in different ways.
More businesses than ever before are outsourcing third-party management of their technology infrastructure, rather than investing the time and capital into doing so themselves. The tradeoff might seem a little strange at first—after all, why pay someone else to manage your IT when you can do it yourself?
The answer lies in the long-term cost savings that managed IT represents, particularly in regard to saving time and resources that can be better spent on other parts of your organization, like operations. Any time spent on managing your business’s technology is time that you could be spending on streamlining your business’s operations instead. Unless you are an IT whiz, IT management can be overwhelming to navigate alone. The bottom line? Time is money, and passing your IT maintenance along to the experts will provide you with more time throughout the workday… so you can get back to business!
Of course, internally hiring an IT department is an option, but can be a much bigger expense in the long run than simply going through a third-party managed service provider (MSP). If you have to pay multiple salaries, this expense can quickly outweigh paying a monthly operational fee that a MSP might offer. It’s an easy choice to make, but only if you’re willing to make it for the good of your business.
One common misconception about managed IT is that you’ll be giving up control of your infrastructure to strangers. However, this simply isn’t true. Any solid MSP aims to build a trusting relationship with their clients, which involves transparency at every turn. Only by cooperating and helping each other work toward a proactive technology strategy can any business make strides toward a better operational infrastructure. Not to mention, your MSP will provide support when you need them most—helping you minimize risk, navigate backups and updates, train employees on cybersecurity best practices, and troubleshoot IT issues.
MSPs offer a plethora of services that your organization can leverage, including:
- Network management and security
- Email management
- Hardware and software procurement
- Remote maintenance and management
- Backup and disaster recovery
- Help desk and onsite support
- Project implementations and migrations
Exact IT Consulting’s comprehensive suite of proactive and innovative technology solutions can help you make strategic, long-term IT decisions that will positively impact your organization.