Are you thinking about adopting Managed IT for your business? If moving to an outsourced provider is an option you’re mulling over, then make it a priority to do some research to determine whether it is going to be the right solution for your business. What most companies find is that switching to a third-party IT provider not only will help you advance your business operations, but it will also have a positive impact on your bottom line, productivity, and efficiency.

So, in order to determine whether a Managed IT environment is right for your business, here are a few advantages of Managed IT to consider as you research this option:

Lessen IT Expenses:

Most businesses rely on an IT professional or IT team to handle the day-to-day network operations of their IT infrastructure. But consider how fast technology evolves—are you taking on the cost of continuing education of your IT team to ensure they are up-to-date on the latest security measures? Then there’s the hardware costs associated with ensuring your infrastructure can handle your data, server, and security needs. By outsourcing your IT, these costs are distributed among all of your provider’s clients, giving you a robust, scalable infrastructure and highly trained professionals monitoring and maintaining your IT network for less than it would cost you in-house.

Boost Value-Adding Work:

Let your current IT employees focus on value-adding work, like creating a mobile app for your business or integrating your website with partner software, while your outsourced Managed IT provider focuses on network functionality, reliability, and backups.

Known Monthly Costs:

Organizations that have in-house IT departments tend to deal with fluctuating IT costs each month. Having to pay for unforeseen IT issues, such as a cyber security solution or a hardware update, makes it difficult to predict your monthly IT billing. This invoice inconsistency is taken out of the equation with Managed IT services. This is because you will pay your IT partner a set fee for services rendered each month, making payments consistent and predictable.

Data Protection:

Another great benefit that you will gain by connecting with a Managed IT services provider is that your partner will ensure that all of your data is properly protected as part of your plan. They will ensure the overarching security of your data, including implementing policies to make sure that your sensitive data is protected from hackers at all times. They can even set you up with a disaster recovery plan to protect your data from being lost in a disaster and from ransomware. Passing off the responsibility of keeping your data secure will provide the peace of mind you need to focus on value-adding tasks.

To learn more about how your Melbourne-based business could benefit from outsourcing the management of your IT environment to a third-party services provider, or to get a better sense of whether it’s a good fit for your unique business needs, contact Atlantic Business Systems today. We can help you navigate these offerings and provide the answers you need to make the right choice for your business.