Attempting to handle your own IT support and infrastructure is often overwhelming for small and even medium-sized business. Cybersecurity is more difficult to maintain than ever and if you aren’t a technical business to begin with, siphoning time and resources into IT issues can drain a business before it ever really gets going. Fortunately, managed IT services provided by a third-party are an excellent alternative to handling IT issues on your own. Here are five reasons your business might be better served outsourcing to a managed IT services provider.
Full and Detailed IT Service Plans
With a managed IT services provider dedicated to your IT issues, you will have experts ready with years of experience determining the best IT solutions for different types of businesses. Managed IT service providers will help build a detailed IT plan and build it from the ground up to serve your exact needs as an organization.
Full Business Continuity Solutions
Full-time IT services providers often provide fully developed business continuity solutions including complete data and infrastructure backup, along with disaster recovery services. Having a responsive, full-time provider implement these solutions can save your company from unnecessary downtime and give you peace of mind that one technical error wont dramatically set you back.
Third-party managed IT services often deliver comprehensive packages and will work out monthly rates with their clients. This approach makes IT costs predictable. Too often, a company with one major IT disaster and only a few in-house IT staff end up facing down dramatic an unexpected IT costs for a short period that upends the company’s entire direction. With the resources to solve those problems efficiently and a predictable expected cost, your business will be in a much better position.
Free Up Your Technical Employees
Working with a managed IT services provider does not mean that you have to get rid of any existing IT staff you already have. Instead, it can make those IT staff even more valuable to you. While your third-party provider works on the day-to-day operations and keeps your technology running smoothly, you in-house staff can focus their expertise on special projects—the sorts of things that can make a big difference to your company’s operations but would be risky to spend too much time on while maintaining IT operations normally.
Managed IT services companies have powerful cybersecurity resources to keep your company safe and stop online threats before they turn into problems for you. With a proactive approach to security, your company will save time by never having to deal with most data breaches, ransomware attacks or other problems in the first place.
Having an IT services partner makes all the difference in the world when it comes to keeping your business safe and productive. Removing the burden of daily IT operations and support from your existing IT staff can make your life easier. If you want to learn more, reach out to YourITgroup to discuss your options.