In today’s information-driven world, businesses depend heavily on modern technology to deliver products and services to the market and improve the efficiency of their operations. Businesses’ entire productivity suite, from HR all the way to service delivery, are handled by software. The one thing that all these solutions have in common is that they require a robust IT infrastructure to enable their functions.
Organizations are willing to spend a sizable percentage of their revenue on their IT. In most cases, setting up the initial infrastructure is the easy part; the hard part is maintaining and supporting the systems. This is where managed IT comes in.
How do businesses benefit from managed IT services?
Here are some of the most attractive benefits of outsourcing your IT services to a managed IT services provider:
IT resources are a hefty investment, and investments are all about ROI. Managed IT can be the best way to realize the full potential of your IT investment.
Unlike employees, managed IT providers are paid in either annual or monthly subscriptions. Hiring a managed IT provider instead of an entire IT department can lower your labor costs profoundly. With the same amount of money you would spend on one on-staff IT person, you gain access to an entire business staff with IT resources. In addition, since you don’t have to train your managed IT provider, you save more money on onboarding costs and time.
Access to professional IT services
Managed IT providers are highly skilled and experienced professionals in their respective fields. And to be brutally honest, these are the kind of people you need operating your valuable and sophisticated IT systems. Some service providers, particularly in demanding and sensitive areas such as cloud computing, come with unique skills and internationally recognized certifications for service delivery. Such credentials are reassuring and let you know that your company is in capable hands.
Reduced IT risks
Every day, businesses face the imminent threat of cybercriminals looking for every opportunity to exploit security loopholes in digital systems. Protecting your precious data and IT system should be your top priority. And not just because modern legislation demands it, but also to protect your business and customers.
65% of small businesses that suffer a cyberattack fail within a year. It’s a saddening prospect but luckily many managed IT providers have a security offering available to clients. Many businesses look to managed IT for data security and compliance assistance as well as safeguarding their systems from misuse and unauthorized access.
Increased overall productivity
Information technology is directed at improving business productivity. Businesses use IT resources to collect, store, and process data efficiently and also to automate mundane and complex business processes. With a reliable, up-to-date, and adequately managed IT infrastructure, your business will continuously be getting the most out of your IT spend. Plus, unreliable systems can be frustrating to both your employees and customers, which can be damaging to the reputation of your business.
What’s the bottom line?
Your company’s IT performance is a critical competitive factor in the modern business environment. The only way to unlock the full power of your IT infrastructure is through adequate support, planning, and maintenance.
That’s why Infinity exists. We pride ourselves on not only providing the best solutions to our customers but also supporting them with the most gifted and talented staff around.
If your business is ready to try managed IT for the first time or switch to a provider who cares about your business – reach out today. We’d love to have a conversation.