How Your Company’s Growth And Need For Speed May Mean It’s Time For Managed IT Services
In part one of this blog post, we examined a couple ways that IT managed services can dramatically improve the IT components of your business. Between saving you money and freeing you up to deal with more pressing and time-consuming issues, managed IT services can often be one of the best solutions to your company’s IT ills.
In this second part of the series, we’ll take a look at several other ways that having a managed IT services onboard can help improve your IT outcomes.
Your Company Has Outgrown Its In-House IT Department
A growing business is a healthy one, but with growth comes the need for change. Things you were able to get away with as a younger, smaller enterprise are no longer viable once you hit certain thresholds. As such, you need to be willing to adapt to your company’s new size. The same goes for IT. Whereas one or two workers were able to handle the load before, as your company increases in size, that small team may feel overmatched.
Managed IT services can be the answer, allowing you to scale up without having to worry about your IT department being underserved. As mentioned in PART I, the a la carte payment method of many IT managed services will allow you to incorporate new services as needed and shed outdated ones. This not only allows you to cut costs, but this also allows your company to grow unencumbered by IT roadblocks while not breaking the bank.
Not to mention that as your business becomes more prominent, it may gain some negative attention as a result of that notoriety; namely hacking. A growing business is one that may find itself with a target on its back in our new world of massive hacking attacks, and as such having a comprehensive cybersecurity plan, disaster recovery scheme and a well-organized IT frontline can make all the difference between a crippling hack and one that is merely irksome.
The Need For IT Speed
A common theme for this blog is that capacity increases when you enlist the help of managed IT services into your business. We mentioned how capacity can help fend off hackers as well as help you overcome bigger technical issues should they arise. But another added benefit of IT managed services is that all these solutions will also come in at a speedier rate compared to a smaller IT team on-site.
The fact is that the managed IT services can allocate the appropriate amount of resources to your business depending on the IT job, whereas your on-site capacity is hindered by the amount of employees you have working in that part of your company. By outsourcing, you gain access to a team of IT experts that can assess your situation and provide your business with the appropriate number of IT experts and scale up or down accordingly.
With that model, they can effectively complete most IT issues at a faster rate than the alternatives.
Contact PCM Canada, formally PCM Canada when you’re ready to learn about different outsourcing options to take your IT to the next level.