Outsourcing managed IT services

One of the greatest pros of having your IT managed is that it gives you the time to focus on aspects of your business that are key for growth, development, and revenue.

By outsourcing your managed IT services, you gain the expertise, commitment, and industry knowledge of an entire IT department for a fraction of the cost. You also don’t have to worry about purchasing expensive IT equipment and the running costs of IT management.

Managed IT providers give you the opportunity to stay focused on your business’s core proficiencies, rather than being disrupted by the typical day-to-day IT tasks such as:


Cyber security

User access control
IT support
Disaster recovery
Data backups
Cloud computing and more

,All of the above points are time-intensive and can easily take up a day’s work to manage, resolve or fix.

5 key advantages of managed IT services

Cost-effective and time efficient

The total investment involved in creating an in-house IT department can be costly. What also tends to happen is as your business grows over time, so does your IT operating costs.

However, when you outsource your managed IT services, you will most likely be paying a fixed fee for the plan that has been carefully tailored to your business’s needs. These plans tend to also be scalable and can be completely adapted as your business grows and changes.

In addition, you will no longer need to worry about unexpected IT bills such as hardware breaking or prolonged periods of downtime. Situations like this can have a serious impact on your business operation.

24/7/365 monitoring

Businesses cannot afford downtime in today’s world. Every minute counts in the corporate world. Therefore, it’s crucial to ensure that your business can continue as normal with minimal disruption. Particularly during busier times of the year such as ‘Black Friday’ or ‘Summer Sale’.

Most managed IT service providers will offer 24/7/365 support and monitoring to ensure that your business can be up and running at all times. Anything that does suddenly impact the normal working day tends to be quickly dealt with, in a seamless and efficient manner.

Quick updates and responses

Your managed IT service provider will be readily on hand to help out with any technical issues that arise. Most of the time, they will make fixes and patches before you even notice the problem come to the surface.

A regular IT department will usually clock out at the same time as all of the other employees. Therefore, leaving your business and data unmanned for several hours or until the next working day.

The key difference and advantage here is that a managed IT service provider will monitor and manage your IT every second, minute, and hour of every day.

Expertise and knowledge

A senior IT expert can be a great but expensive asset to your business. By outsourcing your managed IT service provider you will gain the same level of expertise but at a much cheaper rate. You also have the opportunity to work with providers that are familiar with your industry and how it operates. They will also provide your business with the latest technology on the market without any hidden or additional costs.

Cyber security management

Cyber security continues to be at the forefront of most businesses’ priorities, especially with cyber crime continuing to be on the rise. Most managed IT service providers will offer cyber security as part of their package. Therefore reducing the risk of data leaks, damage, theft, or encryption.

Data is a crucial asset to a business and a great expense if it were to land in the wrong hands. The business that you choose to manage your IT will be on par with the latest cyber security recommendations, best practices and protocols. Therefore, ensuring the safety of your data and greatly reducing the risk of a cyber attack.

Should I outsource my IT?

For some businesses, an internal IT department is favoured for multiple reasons. Not only is the team on site, but you have greater control and visibility over how your IT is managed. However, as the UK has now entered a recession and the cost of living continues to soar, keeping your running costs is more important than ever.

A survey conducted by TechTarget found that 86% of respondents reported that managed service providers would help to provide better security to a business. This is especially key with cyber attacks continuing to be on the rise and causing great expenses to all kinds of businesses worldwide.

If you are looking for a reliable, cost-efficient managed IT provider for your business, learn more about our IT support services here.