IT Managed Services has been around for quite a long time and in most instances good results have been achieved when partnering with the right service provider. Here is a list of benefits that are be gained by outsourcing IT services through Managed Services.

1. Control IT Costs
Outsourcing in most cases converts fixed IT costs into variable costs especially in regards to specialized areas such as Citrix. The benefit is that this allows you budget effectively and only pay for what you use when you need it.

2. Reduce Labor Costs
Hiring and training an IT staff can be very expensive, and temporary employees don’t always live up to your expectations. Outsourcing lets you focus where you need to the most and not worry about hiring the right staff.

3. Trained, Experienced, Qualified, Certified.
If you’re not IT trained, how do you assure an employee is qualified? Certifications like Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services are important however the overlooked expense is experience.

4. Qualified doesn’t Equal Experienced
Few problems are new for leading IT service companies, which see related problems multiple times. An in-house IT employee leads an isolated existence no matter how much they train. We’d all rather an experienced specialist in their field such as a mechanic; the same is true for IT.

5. Increase Efficiency
Organizations that try to do everything in-house themselves can have much higher research, deployment, and implementation time, all of which increase costs.

6. Quick implementation of New Technology
A quality outsourced IT service organization will have the resources to start new projects right away. Handling the same project in-house might involve months to hire the right people, get them up to speed, and provide the support they were hired for. For most implementations, quality IT companies will bring years of experience in the beginning saving time and money.

7. Stay Focused on Your Business
Businesses have limited resources, and every manager has limited time and attention. Outsourcing can help your business stay focused on your core business functions, leaving complex IT decisions to the experts.

8. Reduce risk
Every business investment carries a certain amount of risk. Markets, competition, government regulations, financial conditions, and technologies all change very quickly. Outsourcing providers assume and manage much of this risk for you, with specific industry knowledge, especially security and compliance issues. They generally are much better at deciding how to avoid risk in their areas of expertise.

9. Level the Playing Field
Most small businesses can’t afford to match the in-house support services that larger companies maintain. Outsourcing can help small companies by giving them access to the technology, and expertise that large companies enjoy.

10. Compliance and Security
Is your firewall up to date? Do you have a DMZ installed? Do you audit your Workstations and Servers? Has your company implemented security standards and work to maintain those standards? For example, Businesses have more ways than ever to prosper by taking many forms of payments such as PayPal, Credit and Debit Cards, Electronic Transfers to name a few, but with these forms of transacting also comes the need for due diligence. By outsourcing you can rest assured that your company is minimizing the risks associated with maintaining client data, credit card numbers, sensitive competitive information and more.

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