There are many ways you can manage your company’s IT. An internal IT department is great for those who can afford to staff one, but many companies don’t have the resources to do so.
In fact, 64% of U.S. businesses work with an IT service provider for some or all of their IT needs. Outsourcing IT is often more cost-effective, giving businesses access to IT expertise without the expenses of staffing an entire team. Deciding what is best for your business’s IT can be difficult, though, as each business’ IT needs are different.
If you’re considering outsourcing some or all of your IT to a managed service provider (MSP), here is some helpful information to get you started – plus a free ebook to help you answer the question: “Should my company outsource IT?”
What Is A Managed Service Provider?
An MSP is an IT service professional who is hired by a business to manage part or all of their IT. You can think of MSPs as the guardians of IT, delivering ongoing monitoring and management of your applications (email, web site, security, etc.) and IT infrastructure.
Some MSPs also have the ability to monitor your technology remotely, which allows them to take a proactive approach by keeping tabs on the health of your IT systems, make necessary changes and updates, and troubleshooting problems often before your team realizes there is an issue.
The range of IT systems that MSPs manage is vast. Apps, hardware, software, storage management, security software, and more can all be monitored and managed by an MSP. At ABS specifically, backup and disaster recovery services are a cornerstone to how we manage IT for our clients. Every morning, the account managers read backup reports line by line to ensure that everything is running properly.
When businesses choose to outsource IT, they’re ensuring that their IT aligns with and supports their business goals while also ensuring that their IT systems run efficiently. This is all crucial to your business’ productivity, revenue, and reputation.
Should Your Company Outsource IT?
Of course, there’s even more to outsourcing your IT! To get the full scoop on managed service providers and outsourcing your business’ IT, download our free ebook, “Should Your Company Outsource IT?”
In the ebook, we answer frequently asked questions about outsourcing IT, including:
- How does outsourcing IT services work?
- Why do different businesses choose to utilize managed services?
- Is outsourcing right for any size business?
Trusted ABS advisors are also ready to answer any questions you might have about outsourcing. Don’t let your questions linger, start a conversation today!