Why do you need Managed IT Services?

By Charles

March 8, 2017

business advice, business information, digital, IT, it services


It’s a tale as old as time – do you need managed IT services?

OK, perhaps not as old as time, but certainly one of the oldest and most common IT questions!

Do you need Managed IT Services?

In my opinion, it is not a question of do I need them but a question of when.

Sooner or later, your business will reach the size where IT issues cost you time and lost revenue.

For a smaller growing business, this can kill your momentum.

Competitors can swoop in and steal your market share if your growth starts to slow.

When do you need Managed IT Services?

Have you discovered how important IT is to your business from an outage or simply trying to resolve an IT issue? Then it is that time.

Do you have enough work for a full-time IT engineer? If not, it is time to consider Managed IT services as a cost-effective approach.

It isn’t very sure if you cannot find the full range of IT skills in a single person (let’s be clear about this)certain.

A person’s skill set is never as broad as those recruitment ads want them to be. Then it’s time to look at a complete service solution.

The Full-Service IT Solution

Using a managed IT service provider gives you an extensive and in-depth skill set that your business can use for a cost-effective IT department.

When you think about your business, can you think of a single part that does not use IT in at least one way?

Accounts are all online, and they have to file these days electronically. CRM systems are all stored in databases which run on IT hardware.

Even your smartphones are more like computers than phones and need to be secured and enable access to your internal systems.

Unless you are big enough to warrant an entire IT department of at least three plus a manager.

Then a managed DBA service is the correct cost-effective solution for your business.

Charles

About the author

Microsoft Certified SQL Server DBA with over a decades experience including work for large FTSE 250 companies amongst others. The SQL Server stack has been the focus of almost all of my career in IT. I have experience designing, supporting and troubleshooting large Data Platform deployments.

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