Are you one of the many companies that would benefit from outsourcing but have a fear factor that you just can’t seem to shake?

More and more companies are turning to outsourcing as a viable way to manage certain aspects of their workload. Whether it is for short term input or a long term solution, outsourcing can be beneficial for companies to concentrate on what they excel at while sharing tasks with an experienced external partner. MicroAge is a Managed Service Provider (MSP) that has worked with many companies so they could concentrate on growth rather than becoming overwhelmed with mundane or unfamiliar tasks. Do any of the following reasons for not outsourcing sound familiar?

Expense
Control
Too small
Too new
Too big

Outsourcing also allows a business to budget more efficiently. Knowing what your IT costs are going to be each month helps to plan in other areas. MSPs offer long-term savings by reducing the cost of IT infrastructure, optimizing staff productivity, controlling downtime, and increasing the average 3 year ROI. Internal IT costs are one of the most unpredictable expenses a company has. According to a 2017 Cisco study, MSPs reduce these recurring, in-house costs by up to 40%.

Your network is essential to operate your company.

From customer information to all your accounting records, you need your IT secure in order for your organization to function. It is no secret that cybersecurity is an issue all size businesses need to be concerned with. Companies that have a false sense of security believing they are exempt from this issue are making themselves sitting targets to cyberthugs. Technology can be time-consuming. Staying up to date on all the security issues, questioning if you have the right systems in place to protect your valuable company data, wondering if that new piece of equipment you read about would help or hinder your infrastructure are all things that can eat away at your time. We understand that and are here to help you better manage your time.

A smart business person knows the secret to getting ahead is hiring the right people for the job.

A misconception that many businesses hold about partnering or outsourcing is they will have to give up control of their network. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Businesses enter into Service Agreement contracts that help to ensure a response to your concerns are based upon your business requirements and more importantly, the resolution time is within these guidelines so your staff can do their jobs and remain productive.The more open and honest each party is with each other the more likely the specific outcomes will be met by both parties.

Your IT network and computer systems are an important business tool that keeps a company running smoothly and productively. You deserve peace of mind to focus on running your business. Outsourcing your IT doesn’t have to be feared. With the right partner, it can be beneficial.

 

 

MicroAge believes in educating businesses to keep them informed and up-to-date on IT issues. 

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