March 8


Why do I need Managed IT Services?

By Charles

March 8, 2017

Tale as old as time. OK perhaps not as old as time but certainly one of the oldest IT questions.

Do I 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 are costing you time and lost revenue. For a smaller growing business this can really kill your momentum. If your growth starts to slow competitors can swoop in and steal your market share.

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When do I need Managed IT Services?

Have you just found out how important IT is to your business from an outage or simply trying to get an IT issue sorted, then it is that time?

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

If you do not think you can find the full range of IT skills in a single person (lets be clear about this) it is very unlikely. A persons skill set is never as broad as those recruitment ads want them to be. Then it’s time to look at a full service solution.

The Solution

By using a managed IT service provider you get a very wide and very in depth skill set which your business can use for a very cost effective IT department.

When you think about your business can you think of a single part of it that does not use IT in at least one way? Accounts are all online and these days have to filed 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 service is the right cost effective solution for your business.

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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