Published on October 6th, 2019 | by Sunit Nandi0
More Specialization Highlights Need for Managed Service Provider
Managing your company’s information technology (IT) is an all-hands-on-deck affair that requires drawing on a multitude of professionals with distinct competencies.
As with other professions, IT professionals are often specialists in one area in particular. For instance, one IT professional could be extremely proficient at cybersecurity and ensuring the highest integrity for your business website, whereas another IT professional might be a master at networking.
Delegating all of these specializations to internal team members can be a chore, and the process of doing so can be as expensive as it is draining of company resources. Consider the fact that each new team member will have to receive a full salary.
What’s more, salaries for IT professionals are often much higher than the average worker’s yearly salary. IT professionals often require $50,000 annually or more to keep on your team. That’s probably not something that you’re looking forward to providing if you can help it! Now consider the fact that you would need an IT professional for each specialization. The costs quickly add up.
Who needs to divert so much attention and so many resources away from core competencies anyway? A managed service provider with dynamic managed IT support services can manage all of your technology solutions and provide you with innovative, bespoke tech solutions.
Why should you spend time hunting down specialists in the IT industry? Simply rely on a managed service provider to leverage economies of scale in the service of providing your company with a suite of IT solutions and specialist services. Managed service providers have hundreds of IT specialists on call so that you’ll never be without the expert guidance that you need to succeed.
Because downtime hurts your business, managed service providers can provide you with an uptime guarantee. What’s an uptime guarantee? A promise of keeping everything online over 99.9 percent of the time.
The best-managed service providers will guarantee that your website is online upwards of 99.999 percent of the time. That’s a guarantee that has a significant impact on your bottom line since each minute of downtime can cost businesses hundreds or even thousands of dollars! Some industries can’t afford any downtime at all since downtime could be a life-or-death affair – e.g., the healthcare industry.
Although you can expect an extremely high degree of uptime, there’s also the peace of mind in knowing that the help desk of your vendor will be available in an emergency. Another benefit of outsourcing your IT to a managed service provider is scalability.
If your business has greater IT needs in the future, or simply different needs, then you can rely on a managed service provider to flexibly adapt by dispatching the right IT specialists exactly where they’re needed. Businesses can change quickly; indeed, the best businesses are often those responding adeptly to changed in a dynamic environment.
Customers and markets both change, and your IT needs will accordingly shift as your business grows. You need a managed service provider who can respond to these changes.