Top 5 Benefits of Managed Services

If you’re relying on an in-house IT team to take care of your systems, how do you know if it’s time for a change? Are managed IT services worth it? Are there things you need that your IT team isn’t equipped for?
Technology has changed radically since the days of IT teams making small hardware fixes and onboarding staff with software. In reality, few in-house IT teams today are equipped to keep up with the pace of new tech demands.
You want to be proactive rather than reactive, but you also don’t want to take on unnecessary IT costs. So, how do you choose between in-house IT and managed services?
Let’s start by defining managed services and then diving into what the key benefits are, giving you what you need to take the right route of action for your business.
What Are Managed Services?
The term “managed services” in general refers to outsourcing any kind of business administration or management to a third-party. In most contexts today, it refers to managed IT services. This is the most specialized and in-demand of all managed services given the tech-heavy nature of work today. In fact, the global managed services market is predicted to reach $356.24 billion by 2025 (up 92% from $185.98 billion in 2019).
Managed IT services include (among other things):
• Infrastructure management
• Cloud storage management
• Networking monitoring
• Systems administration
• Server maintenance
• Data backup and disaster recovery

Top 5 Measurable Benefits of Managed Services

Now let’s get into which organizations should consider managed IT services. It comes down to the top benefits and whether those benefits line up with the priorities in your organization.
If any of these benefits get your attention, that’s an indicator that you will benefit from managed IT services.
1. Control IT costs

Convert your fixed in-house IT costs into a variable cost so you can budget effectively. Because managed services are provided by specialists who provide the same services to many organizations, they also have the experience and practices in place to do everything faster, smarter, and more economically.

2. Get more experienced, qualified, and certified help

If you’re not IT-trained, how do you really know how knowledgeable your internal IT team really is? Certifications are common among IT professionals, and you can vet managed services providers by a long list of credentials.

3. Increase competitiveness

Organizations that try to “do it all” devote more in-house IT resources to researching, developing, and implementing solutions. These all trickle down to steep opportunity costs with slow-moving IT management, too. A managed services provider speeds all of it up to make your organization more competitive.

4. Reduce risk exposure

Every investment carries a risk. Outsourcing your IT management to a devoted provider means the vendor assumes and manages most IT risk for you.

5. You can stay focused on YOUR business

Everyone has limited resources, and limited time usually tops the list. You can devote more attention to your business by handing off all the IT decisions to experts you can trust.
Contact us now and tell us which of these benefits ring truest for you.