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The Top 10 Benefits of Outsourcing IT through Managed Services

Immediate benefits can be gained by outsourcing IT services through Managed Services

1.      Control IT Costs
Outsourcing provides a broader range of skills and experience at a reduced cost while eliminating the need for recruiting, qualifying and training of your IT resources.

2.      Qualified doesn’t Equal Experienced
An in-house IT employee leads an isolated existence no matter how much they train. A quality Managed Services provider offers experience from a multitude of environments and scenarios.

3.      Quickly Implement New Technology
A quality outsourced IT service organization will have the resources to start new projects right away. Handling the same project in-house might involve weeks or months to hire the right people, train them, and provide the support they need. For most implementations, quality IT companies will bring years of experience in the beginning saving time and money.

4.      Stay Focused on Your Core Business
Businesses have limited resources, and every manager has limited time and attention. Outsourcing can help your business stay focused on your core business and not get distracted by complex IT decisions.

5.      Reduce risk 
Every business investment carries a certain amount of risk. Technologies all change very quickly. Outsourcing providers assume and manage much of this risk for you, with specific industry knowledge, especially security and compliance issues.

6.      Level the Playing Field
Most small businesses can’t afford to match the in-house support services that larger companies maintain. Outsourcing can help small companies act “big” by giving them access to the similar technology and expertise that large companies enjoy. An independent third party managed cost structure and economy of scale can give your company a competitive advantage.

7.      Compliance and Security
Is your firewall up to date? Do you have a DMZ installed? Do you audit your Workstations and Servers? Is your anti-virus and anti-malware protection up to date?  A quality outsourced managed services provider is able to provide you with the peace of mind that knowing you are protected as best as possible can provide.

8.      Backup & Disaster Recovery
While your people are your most important resource, data is the life blood of every organization and business that employs technology.  Knowing you are backed up is nice but how quickly can you recover from an issue or disaster? This is the key to maintaining productivity and service to your customers and users.  A quality Managed Services provider will be able to provide a solid, reliable, secure, and appropriately sized Backup & Disaster Recovery solution for your business or organization.

9.      Cloud Computing
It is easy to buy into the marketing of cloud computing today but only a highly skilled and experienced Managed Services provider can provide your company with the insight necessary to decide on public cloud, private cloud, or a hybrid solution that makes the most productive and financial sense for you.

10. Managed Services Provider Selection
Your Managed Services provider should have the “gray hair” (literal or figurative) necessary to illustrate a successful track record so that you can be assured that you are going to be leveraging true experience.  Any provider that recommends technology for technology’s sake and not as appropriate for your business and your goals, should be avoided.