Staff up or outsource? This is the question facing many IT organizations both large and small as they try to keep up with rapidly changing businesses and advances in technology. It’s difficult to step back from managing day to day operations to evolve the IT infrastructure and it can put undue stress on the entire organization. One of the best solutions you have is to outsource IT to a managed service provider (MSP) . Outsourcing portions of your IT organization enable you to focus resources on your core business and provides your organization with;
- Agility – Working with a MSP gives you the flexibility and scalability that you need to adapt to changing business conditions.
- Expertise – Outsourcing provides staffing flexibility and can give you access to expensive IT expertise that you may not need full time within your organization.
- Technology Innovation – MSP’s are infrastructure and application experts. It is their business is to stay abreast of the latest innovations to guide you during rapid technological change. MSPs assume most of the of technology adoption costs by absorbing the initial training and implementation costs.
- Cost Control – Outsourcing converts fixed IT costs into variable costs and allows you to budget effectively. With managed services, you pay for only what you use.
Choosing the right managed services partner is not a simple decision and requires a very detailed, thorough analysis for selection. Download our whitepaper How to Choose a Managed Service Provider here. It will give you 10 Tips on what you should look for in a MSP as well as debunk 9 Common Myths about Outsourcing.