Developing an in-house IT solution means you'll be starting from the ground up. Here's a look at the primary considerations when deciding whether to outsource to managed IT services.
The In-House Solution
One of the benefits of an in-house IT solution is ready access to a team familiar with your infrastructure. Since your technicians are on-site, they can usually act quickly to address issues.
On the other hand, you'll need employees and the ability to meet their wage and benefit requirements. Purchasing equipment is also a significant factor, and you'll need to divert funds from your operating capital to get the technology you need. Technology goes out of date rapidly, so having the funds for upgrades is also a consideration.
The Managed IT Services Solution
If an in-house IT solution isn't quite right for your business, you can meet and even exceed all of your IT needs by outsourcing to a Managed IT Services provider.
- More time to run your business. With a fully-managed IT infrastructure, you can devote your attention to operating and growing your company.
- One monthly, fixed fee. Instead of worrying about unexpected costs, a managed IT services approach allows you to plan better for upgrades.
- Access to industry-trained technicians. Keeping your IT team up-to-date on the latest technologies is a serious issue, and when security is a factor, training is even more urgent. With a managed IT services solution, you get the advantage of their expertise without the costs associated with keeping an in-house team trained.
- A plan for growth. Managed IT services providers can help you map out a plan for keeping your infrastructure current.
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