Managed IT Services vs. Self IT


Ever wonder what the real cost is of managing your business’ IT by yourself?

Many business owners and organizations are used to trying to save on costs by doing a significant amount of work themselves. This includes running their own IT – setting up their network, choosing an Internet plan, and building their own IT security framework.

That can work for a while, but what got you here won't get you there. At some point you need to decide if this is the right path forward.

IT can add substantial value to a business if set up in the right way.

Managed IT service providers gather insight into your business to develop a deeper understanding of your goals with respect to the business’ past, present, and future. They develop targeted technology solutions that are efficient, tailored to your specific business needs, cost effective, and sustainable.

Risks of managing your IT internally, even if you're somewhat technical:

  • Lack of streamlined processes
  • Outdated software/hardware
  • Unreliable service
  • Security breaches and loss of data


Demand For Managed IT Is Growing

The growing complexity of the digital landscape and IT as a whole is also driving demand for Managed IT services. Even ten years ago, the architecture of the internet and the intricacies of IT security were far more basic. Software and hardware solutions have become much more dynamic, with the Cloud era introducing a new level of digital complexities unimaginable to some. Simply put, as technology evolves, it gets more complicated. There are more options, more details, more for you to know, and not know, and its still evolving, fast. 

Why Managed IT?

Many business owners assume that hiring an IT provider will be expensive, reality is not hiring a professional can prove far more costly.  

Reliability is key to effective IT. 

Implementing Managed IT:

  • Takes the guesswork out of deciding what the right IT solutions are for your business.
  • Offers peace of mind that your business back end is functioning properly.
  • Provides one stop support when you have a question or concern.
  • Gives efficient change management as they are familiar with your business model and set up.

We are big fans of only using something when it's needed and we even created a list of how to avoid hiring a Managed IT provider as long as possible, but when it's time we're here.

Hiring a professional frees up your time to focus on your business and do the work you need to do.
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