As businesses grow, their needs increase. Outsourcing may seem like an additional expense, but outsourcing aspects of a business can help reduce at least 15% of the companies cost. One area that companies can outsource to help reduce cost is by leveraging managed service providers (MSP). Outsourcing your technology concerns to an MSP will not only provide potential cost savings, but will also improve organizational efficiencies. Read below for the top ways an MSP can save you money and time.
Rather than paying multiple salaries to create an internal team of IT professionals, MSPs provide access to a large team of trained professionals that specialize in a variety of areas across IT. In the case of small businesses, often times the number of experts available through an MSP partner far exceed the number of internal IT staff that small businesses can keep on salary.
Not only will you receive affordable expertise, but a managed service provider can also help you save money in other ways, as well. For example, many MSPs build strong relationships with software and hardware providers, and are able to use these partnerships to procure licenses, equipment, etc., for far less than an internal IT team would be able to.
Did you know that according to Gartner, the average cost of downtime is $5,600 per minute?
Many MSPs actively work to prevent your risk of downtime by taking a proactive approach and making sure all your systems are up and running. When an MSP is able to proactively maintain a company's technical environment, employees are able to focus on their own responsibilities as opposed to IT issues.
MSP’s can customize your environment to meet your specific size needs, and are able to plan for your company's future growth. As your organization develops, and changes, your MSP will be ready to scale with you, providing expertise every step of the way.
Recovering from a cyber-attack is no small task or cost. While MSPs cannot necessarily prevent a cyber-attack, they can work with you to create a strong security infrastructure which will significantly reduce your chances of experiencing attack. The right security features may help you identify a threat within minutes, and will allow you to take the steps necessary to recover quickly.
As technology continues to advance and accelerate, outsourcing security and IT services to an MSP can help bridge gaps and create a more efficient business. Utilizing an MSP can also assure that your business’s data is kept secure.
Ready to begin looking for an MSP, but not sure where to start? Here’s a great place to learn.