The Misconceptions of Managed IT Services

In the IT world, there can be hesitation when managed IT services are mentioned. We call these concerns the three C’s — Cost, Control, and Collateral. It’s understandable why many companies are unsure if the pros of managed IT services outweigh the cons. 

Managed IT services can make a difference and transform your company from a competitor to an industry leader. Together, we are going to address the common misconceptions and prove why you should consider tapping into the benefits of managed IT services. 

Misconception #1 — Cost 

Rumor has it that you save more money pulling everything in-house than outsourcing. However, that is from a short-term vision. In the long run, managed IT services can actually end up saving you more than just money. Find more time to focus on what truly matters, and stop letting IT challenges stand in the way. Take advantage of a company that already has the necessary resources to provide the services needed, so you do not have to purchase them yourself. 

Another way to look at managed IT services is through the lens of added support. If you already have an IT department in-house, but maybe a certain challenge is demanding more manpower, time, and resources than your team can deliver, that’s when you can pull in another team. Instead of spending more time and money on recruiting, hiring, and training another member of your team, you can simply outsource for additional support until the issue is resolved, saving you more money in the long run. 

Misconception #2 — Control 

Many companies are more comfortable with an in-house IT department because they believe that they will have more control over the situation and their employees. With an expert IT company, you will not experience this. They will lead with collaboration and open communication, pushing for a consultative approach rather than a directive one. The most important thing to remember is that a well-managed IT services provider will create a custom experience for you. This means establishing the best lines of communication, introducing everyone who will be interacting and integrating into your company, and setting goals from the very beginning. 

Misconception #3 — Collateral 

Security is a major factor that limits a company’s willingness to work with a third party and can be looked at in two ways. The first concern is protecting employee integrity. If you have an in-house IT team, there is a concern that they will be offended or uncomfortable with consulting a third-party provider. However, with open communication and proper integration, a culture of collaboration could actually empower employees to learn and further develop useful skills and knowledge that will benefit their careers and the company. 

Keeping valuable data secure is another major concern for companies. When you invite a third party into your company, you can feel exposed and vulnerable. However, it is important to note that all expert-managed IT companies have strict security practices and protocols in place to handle valuable data with precision. Managed IT services provide an opportunity for you to have 24/7 protection from cyberattacks, thereby protecting your information more than you currently are able to. 

Here to Help 

At the end of the day, the goal of managed IT services is not to take over your IT department, or threaten employee positions, it’s here to augment your success. Third-party providers offer flexibility, freedom, resources, and expertise that you cannot find anywhere else. Through a consultative approach and a team mentality, bringing on a third party for managed IT services can make a difference, allowing your company to forge ahead as an industry leader. 

Interested in what managed IT services can look like for you? Let’s connect! 

Check out some of our clients who have launched into the modern technological world through our managed IT services. 

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