It has been estimated that well managed IT services can help a business save as much as 25% on their IT costs while simultaneously boosting productivity by 75%.
The majority of companies pay way too much for their own in-house IT services. Not only do they find they end up paying the unnecessary costs of employee benefits, but they also have to stump up for vacation days, and staff turnover.
With a well-managed service, you should only have to pay for the services and skills that you actually need and use.
Whether you are a large or small business you need technology in order to be able to compete effectively and operate efficiently. In many businesses – especially small ones – IT resources are scarce. This invariably means that staff are easily and quickly overwhelmed with their mounting day-by-day responsibilities just to keep the business’s IT infrastructure up and functioning.
When a business falls behind and can’t keep up with the necessary patches and security as well as backups, there is a strong likelihood that that business will suffer an IT outage or another associated problem with negative consequences.
The expression “Managed IT Service” refers to the outsourcing of support for a company’s IT computer network. Companies like eTech7 can take the place of full-time IT professionals that you would normally employ as members of staff.
Companies like eTech7 who provide this type of managed service are called Managed Services Providers (MSPs).
At eTech7, we are a talented group of specialists who are capable of lightening the technological load for your business. We provide managed services and solutions that help you get on with your business. It is not the only advantage of using us to provide your managed services.
Here are another 11 benefits you can look forward to when you outsource your IT support needs:
- REDUCED RISK
There is risk associated with every investment you make in your business. State and federal regulations, as well as technologies, financial conditions, and markets all have a habit of changing at a fast pace. When you choose to outsource, we can take a lot of the weight of this risk off your shoulders. We have the industry knowledge in areas like compliance and security that can benefit your business.
- PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS
Outsourcing your IT will lead to you receiving better performance, suffering the minimum of downtime and far fewer glitches. We help you by detecting problems and preventing them from becoming worse and turning into expensive repairs that cause increased downtime.
- PREDICTABLE & CONTROLLED SPENDING
We pride ourselves on delivering custom solutions for each of our clients. This not only relieves you from the worry of running services yourself but we can also work with you on pricing options.
- LEVELLING THE PLAYING FIELD
Big companies, in general, can afford to have their own in-house support services with a complete team of paid-up full-time IT professionals. That sort of luxury can’t be afforded by most small to medium-sized businesses on their own. So, among the benefits of outsourcing managed IT services is that it helps you gain the insight and expertise enjoyed by larger companies. This helps to level the commercial playing field and places you in a better position to tackle the competition.
- SECURITY AND COMPLIANCE
By outsourcing to an MSP familiar with PCI compliance standards means minimizing the risk related to client data, credit card numbers, or any other sensitive information. Ar eTech7 we are able to implement appropriate security strategies that will maintain your firewall and your DMZ, ensuring everything is up-to-date. We can also review other security measures.
- LOWERING COSTS
Managed services are also able to lower the costs of running a business, not least because MSPs like us can help to minimize any chance of an expensive network disaster.
- ACCESS TO IT PROFESSIONALS
MSPs are essentially in-house IT staff members but with none of the associated costs of full-time staff. When you work with eTech7, you will be able to access all of our knowledgeable staff. We will be available to help you with any IT problems or answer any of the questions you may have.
- VENDOR MANAGEMENT
As experts we are able to deal with all the hardware and software vendors, so you don’t have to face dealing with handling often complicated, technical conversations.
- NEW TECHNOLOGY
Again thanks to our expertise and experience we offer the advantage of adopting and adapting your IT infrastructure to take advantage of the new technologies that are almost constantly coming on stream. We have the capacity to begin projects right away, which not only saves you time but also money.
- FASTER RESPONSE TIME
When businesses work with an MSP like eTech7, they will receive support in the fastest response time. We can repair most network problems your business may have.
- STAY FOCUSED ON BUSINESS
With limited resources, a business has a restricted amount of time but with eTech7 one of the benefits is enabling you to keep focused on what your business needs while we are allowed to deal with any complex IT situations.
Because you want your business to run at its highest efficiency, you need to be able to rely on your networks being operational. That’s what eTech7 can do for you.
The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) says that the cost of hiring each employee is far higher than just their salary. A business also needs to factor in paying benefits, taxes, sick days, and other red tape costs
On average a business that has just one employee and one owner could face employment costs that amount to $56,770 per person. Typical businesses that employ between 20 and 49 employees are likely to be paying $40,165 per worker.
Instead of having the burden of these costs with an MSP you could be saving the money and putting it to other uses. Food for thought.