Technology is an ever-evolving aspect of a business. Adaptive Technology changes the way companies function, both in the workplace and in the realm of sales and marketing. Now more than ever, owners, along with their organization and employees, are in a race, competing to adopt the latest trend in IT before it becomes obsolete.
The need for a high-quality adaptable IT infrastructure is critical for the success of a growing business. But how can an organization keep up and maintain their technology, while still operating its core business? This is where outsourcing your IT with a managed service provider (MSP) can help. Here are the top 4 reasons why using a managed service provider benefits your company:
When using an MSP, typically, you only pay for what you use, when you need it. One of the most attractive benefits of outsourcing your IT is that you can convert expensive fixed costs into smaller variable costs so that you can budget more effectively and allocate resources more efficiently throughout your operations.
Having an in-house IT department will cost you at least $50K a year, and that is the salary for only one staff member. Once you add in a team, costs will increase to upwards of $200K or more. Whereas, using a managed provider cost about roughly $30 per user per month to $500 a month for up to ten users. The pricing model for MSPs differ, but outsourcing is known to be relatively cheaper for small scale operations than owning an on-site IT department.
Managing an IT system takes time and money away from your actual business. Organizations that either can’t afford their own IT department or that wish to save more money on their IT should consider outsourcing or using an MSP. Finding a provider that you can trust can help free up resources that can be spent on other facets of your business.
Take note from the various major data breaches that have occurred this year alone:
- An old, unsecured webpage from the company Epic Games left millions of player accounts of the popular video game Fortnite exposed to hackers and theft.
- Facebook users had their sensitive personal information leaked to several third-party applications earlier in early April.
Many breaches occur due to a lack of or delay in compliance with governing standards. To safeguard against these threats, businesses must pay attention to whether their firewall is up to date, employees are trained on security standards, computers, workstations, and servers are properly audited, along with many more variables. A qualified managed services provider handles your security, training, and auditing consistently, minimizing the risk of breaches and threats.
Smaller businesses can enjoy the latest technology without the significant expense. Typically included in the monthly rate or at a reduced price, MSP users can get expanded resources, cutting edge technology, and services that use to only to prevalent among large enterprises. Companies, both big and small, can take advantage of enhanced productivity and credibility without substantial investment.
At Northeast IS, we are a managed service provider that offers cost-effective solutions for the type of business you have. With our 24/7 support team, proactive monitoring, and maintenance, we handle all of your IT, so that you can focus on your operations. Get more information today.