Businesses of all sizes struggle with their own set of challenges. Amongst the challenges for small and mid-sized businesses, is that business owners often insist on doing everything themselves. The age-old adage, jack of all trades, master of none has not lost its meaning in 2018. Far too many business owners try to handle managed IT services on their own or in-house with employees that are not necessarily up on the latest in IT. The problem with this is that they are unaware of all that is involved in creating a successful IT solution for their business.
Properly managing IT systems for a company of any size involves:
- Increasing equipment longevity
- Boost system uptime
- Monitor staff productivity
- Secure data and systems
- Patch management and updates
- Oversee server reliability
- Routine disaster recovery drills and tests
- Hardware procurement and monitoring
- Network management
- Software licensing, installation, and upgrades
- Filtering for spam
- Server setup and management
- Email maintenance
- Detection and removal of spyware
- Data backup systems
- Disaster recovery solutions
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list but servers to point out the myriad of services that are typical within managed IT services. Most, if not all these activities require a highly specialized skillsets to perform. Business owners who skirt these issues by attempting to do all of them on their own will quickly find themselves swamped and unable to execute them effectively, not mentioning the hours that go into running their business. Even worse, many try to pass the buck onto employees who are unskilled in IT which causes several other problems, including less time to focus on their own tasks.
Outsourcing Managed IT Services
The solution, outsourcing managed IT services to an outside firm or team of professionals who specialize in IT services. There are several benefits of outsourcing your business’s IT services including:
- Protection against outages and downtime
- Disaster recovery
- Increased data security
Outsourcing IT services means that instead of relying on your own knowledge or employees that are unskilled in IT you can trust in a team of experts that are not only trained to perform IT tasks but is resourced to do so with maximum efficiency. No business owner wants to deal with downtime caused by equipment failure or server crashes. Qualified managed IT professionals have all the resources to handle your business while preventing outages.
Outsourcing your businesses IT services can be more cost-effective in the long run. Consider that salaries for technology experts are on the higher end of the scale. Recent estimates show starting salaries for technology professionals hover right above $50,000 a year. This means small to midsized businesses would be hard-pressed to afford to hire a permanent team to staff their IT department. Outsourcing IT work to an outside firm can help mitigate against the costs of hiring a permanent IT in-house team.
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