Most Carlsbad businesses can gain a lot from employing IT managed services. However, it’s not uncommon for business owners not to understand what those services entail or how they’ll benefit their business more than if they were to simply hire an IT manager in-house or do it themselves. For this reason, we’re discussing what, exactly, IT managed services are and how your Carlsbad business can gain the most from them.
There seems to be a lot of confusion on this front, and we’ve noticed a significant difference in what our clients think IT managed services are vs. what IT managed services actually are. Many customers are under the impression that IT managed services refer to a service that supplies the setup and configuration of technology within their business. They think that it refers to the set up of a new computer or cloud computing system, and the configuration between a new network and an old one.
That isn’t wrong, necessarily, because IT managed services do take a lot of the setup and configuration off of the businesses hands in regard to technology. However, there’s also a lot more to it than meets the eye. In reality, IT managed services actually handle things like setup, configuration, customer support, and troubleshooting—though it all depends on each clients personal needs.
Usually, managed services will involve anything from setting up, configuring, and maintaining new networks within a business as well as providing continued support before a problem actually becomes a problem. The client, once they hire the managed services provider, no longer has to worry about that aspect of their business because they’ve hired someone to run it fully. The managed services provider will get the networks running and operating at the current best practices.
Though it may seem like hiring a company to manage all of the IT within your company is a costly move, most Carlsbad businesses actually find that it saves them money down the line because they don’t have to worry about anything with their company’s network. The service allows for businesses to only pay for what they need, when they need it, rather than buying into costly services they don’t plan on using very often.
Outsourcing a managed IT service provider can cut overall labor costs because you’re investing in a business that can solve issues quickly and professionally. Most business owners find that switching to an MSP after having an in-house IT manager or doing everything themselves ends up saving them a lot of money in labor costs.
One of the biggest issues that business owners run into when hiring an in-house IT manager is that they find that they don’t know exactly what they’re looking for. Often, this results in hiring someone that doesn’t have the proper certifications and isn’t trained to deliver the same quality as a managed services provider. Again, taking all of this off of your hands will not only end up costing less, but Carlsbad business owners often find that managed IT services deliver higher quality of work. This is because they’re assured to come with the right training and certification to get the job done.
Odds are high that unless you own some sort of IT managed services company yourself, you don’t want to spend much time or energy thinking about that aspect of your company. Outsourcing these types of services gives you the freedom to stay focused on what you love about your business—not the little details that make it come together.
On that note, giving yourself the freedom to do what you do best within your own business will let you focus on how you can do better at your own job. Hiring an IT managed services provider gives you the chance to gain a competitive edge because it takes another task out of your hands and increases overall efficiency within the company. When everything with your network is running smoothly, you don’t have to worry about keeping up with an ever-changing aspect of your business.