The digitization of all industries and domains has placed a huge burden on IT departments in most organizations. Struggling to keep up with customer requests and internal infrastructure issues, organizations are turning to Managed IT Services Providers (MSPs) to free up their internal IT staff and better manage their day-to-day activities.
The demand for managed IT services is so great that the managed-services market is expected to grow to $193 billion by 2019, up from $128.2 billion in 2014. When asked what the most important benefits of IT outsourcing are, most decision-makers talk about the ability to focus on the bigger picture, reduction in costs, improved accuracy, greater flexibility, reduced capital investment or improved service, just to give a few examples.
But managed IT services also come with many benefits that may not be immediately obvious but are arguably just as important, and we describe five such benefits below.
Professional Staff Training
Employees are every organization’s most important asset. A Managed IT Services Provider that offers professional staff training can help an organization utilize its employees’ abilities as effectively as possible, and help each person develop to their maximum potential. Not having to worry about in-house staff training allows organizations to focus on their core business, which, in turn, increases their competitiveness.
Effective Disaster Recovery
Most MSPs offer a full breadth of disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, giving organizations a guarantee that they will be able to get back on their feet after a disaster. The key difference between managed disaster recovery and business continuity services and accomplishing the same internally is the existence of a service-level agreement between the Managed IT Services Provider and the organization.
Security & Compliance Improvements
MSPs keep their customers protected against the latest threats by automatically patching vulnerable software on their behalf and implementing pro-active security measures to keep outside intruders at bay. As such, outsourcing make it easier to achieve compliance with IT regulations, which is vital in some industries.
Access to New Technology
The technology landscape is constantly changing, and it’s very difficult for most small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) to keep up with it. MSPs keep abreast of new technologies and offer them to their customers in the form of easy-to-implement products, such as various monitoring applications, analytic tools, mobility solutions or security products.
With access to new technology comes increased flexibility, which organizations of all sizes may use to offer new services to their customers or to improve their competencies. MSPs can help struggling organizations turn their business strategies around and fuel positive change.
Capture the Benefits of Managed IT Services with Vology
Ranked as the No. 21 Managed Services Provider in the world on the 2018 MSP 501 list, Vology provides secured managed IT services to small to mid-sized businesses around the country, helping them reduce their IT costs by 20 to 30 percent and increase their productivity, customer satisfaction and profitability at the same time.
If you would like to capture the benefits of IT outsourcing and experience what it’s like to place the burden of IT network maintenance on someone else’s shoulders, don’t hesitate to contact us at vology.com or 888-808-2199 to learn more about our services.
A lot has been written about the benefits of managed IT services to organizations of all sizes, but it will likely take a lot longer to exhaust the topic. The bottom line is that IT outsourcing is the right way to go in the current day and age of agile competitiveness and high customer expectations.