If your business is doing well, then it’s growing. Growth is desirable, but it presents some challenges that must be addressed for your company to fully realize the benefits of that growth. One challenge is increasing the IT support to serve the needs of an expanded infrastructure and workforce. That is where a Managed Services Provider comes in.
If you have an internal IT staff, you can add more people, of course. But hiring staff is time-consuming and expensive. When costing out new assets it's best to consult a local salary guide, so you know the total cost including any benefits offered by your company. There is a better way: Engage the services of a Managed Services Provider (MSP) for added IT support. Always
Here are the benefits of IT support from an MSP (whether as sole-source or as a supplement to existing IT staff):
- Overall cost is less than a full-time employee
- Managed Services augments an entire IT staff, not just one person. (Creating no gaps in coverage for vacations or illness)
- An MSP can provide vCIO services to aid in:
- Strategic planning
- IT budgeting
- IT projects (Planning, Execution, & Management)
An MSP will have procedures and tools to work with an in-house IT staff to supplement their knowledge and skills, plus add expanded monitoring, maintenance, and management for your entire IT infrastructure. When you need to add new equipment due to technical refreshes or growth, a Managed Services Provider will have relationships with vendors, and buying power to receive highly competitive pricing.
Adding Managed Services to your IT support will make your business more nimble and efficient. Clare Computer Solutions has helped hundreds of companies realize the true power of technology, and how to leverage technology in a more strategic way. It starts with a conversation – contact us to get started.