Managed Services takes the burden off an organization by outsourcing their IT related tasks to a trusted company. Rather than staffing an internal department to handle the management, operation and support for IT, businesses are turning to outside providers, such as Maine Technology Group, to handle their technical computer support out of office.
There are several benefits to implementing Managed IT Services, including cost savings, an above-and-beyond level of support, access to a team of experts, and peace of mind.
Considering Cost Savings
Most smaller companies are unable to staff an entire department of IT experts, yet an organizations’ IT is one of the most vital entities to keep running smoothly. Without succinct infrastructures, software and systems in place, a business is unable to run successfully. Outsourcing IT responsibilities to an external company allows a company to gain access to a team of trained professionals for a portion of the cost it would require to hire a comparable staff.
Implementing Managed Services also eliminates the unexpected costs of trial and error an internal department often experiences when creating new processes and systems. By hiring an experienced, proven team the business is able to focus on their services and products instead of their IT infrastructures.
Additionally, a Managed Service Provider can help an organization look to the future and plan accordingly when the time comes for necessary updates and improvements to systems.
The Benefits of Consolidation
Managed IT Services allow for major consolidation of all the systems a business requires. By outsourcing all things IT, everything from a businesses’ email, to their phone systems and Internet access are handled by one provider, eliminating the need to manage a frustrating amount of vendors.
Consolidation is also possible in terms of invoicing; Managed Services allow a company to pay one flat monthly rate for all their technical needs. Furthermore, a Provider may lend a smaller organization access to pricing or specific technical services they otherwise wouldn’t be able to obtain, due to their established connections within the IT industry.
An Unparalleled Level of Support
One of the biggest advantages to utilizing Managed IT Services is the access to a team of professionals. Unlike an internal IT department which is typically small and often times tasked with numerous responsibilities company-wide, an IT Provider like Maine Technology Group has only one focus; to serve its clients at all times. Working with a team of experienced professionals is vital when considering the importance of an organization’s technical infrastructure. One glitch in a businesses’ phone or email systems could mean major setbacks. By leaning on a knowledgeable team, problems will be fixed quickly and skillfully.
According to CIO:
“CompTIA found that improving the efficiency and reliability of IT operations was a main driving factor for going with an MSP for 56 percent of companies with 100 or more employees and 47 percent of companies with fewer than 100 employees.
Enhanced security and compliance was a driving factor for 38 percent of companies of all sizes. ROI/cost savings was a driving factor for 33 percent of companies with 100 or more employees and 28 percent of companies with fewer than 100 employees” (June 2015).