The Best Time To Make A Switch To Managed IT Services
You can’t get away with a subpar IT services in virtually any business these days. There’s too much reliance on technology, data, interconnectedness, and a whole slew of other IT-related aspects of your business that under-developing this section of your company could be potentially disastrous.
One solution is to beef up your IT services in-house, but an alternative that more companies are turning towards is the idea of outsourcing your IT needs to a managed IT services provider.
The deal is basically that instead of having to find and manage IT experts all on your own, sometimes with less-than-stellar results, a company full of IT experts from a variety of backgrounds and with a bevy of expertises can help manage that side of your business for you.
And businesses are warming up to the idea. According to a 451 Research study, 57% of IT leaders expect to partner with a managed service provider.
Of course, no solution is the right one for every company, but many businesses could have long ago switched over to IT managed services and benefited greatly from the changeover. So how can you tell it’s the right time to jump ship and start enlisting outside help by way of managed IT services?
Bloated IT Spending
If the IT budget of your company is constantly running over or continues to balloon at an alarming rate, there are two common reasons for this situation: one is that you are simply not allotting enough money for IT in the first place, and the other is that you are in need of a bigger and more efficient team than the one you have now.
As time goes on and IT demands grow, the IT department will naturally need a resource injection to keep up. In-house IT experts can be, and many times are, great tools to have, but they need help. You’ll often see that need reflected in the budget.
You could hire more on-site IT help, which has its own benefits, but this will run you a lot of money as good IT help does not come cheap.
Alternatively, you can hire a team that will work more on a la carte payment model versus having to bring in a full-time IT worker and have them potentially sitting around unoccupied for long periods of time.
By employing the help of managed IT services, you can save money while also increasing the capacity of your IT department, which is a major win-win.
Technical Issues Mount
A well-trained IT expert should be able to handle a good many issues that your company might face, but they are still just a single person doing what can, at times, be a highly demanding job. No matter how good they are, there are limits to just how much they can accomplish. And that’s where IT managed services can come in handy.
Most days of the year, your company may not need the extra IT muscle. But let’s say that you encounter a sudden data breach or other calamitous IT problem. In that situation, your IT experts could easily find themselves in need of serious backup. IT managed services can provide that backup so when heavy, time-draining IT issues arise, you’ll have the necessary resources lined up to nip the issue in the bud.
Contact PCM Canada, formally PCM Canada to learn how you can benefit from our managed IT services.