Why Hire a Managed Service Provider?

imagesWhy hire a managed service provider? 5 reasons it’s time.

Are you trying to decide whether or not it’s time to hire a Managed Service Provider (MSP)? It may be that your current IT solution seems to be 4 years behind the technology, or just isn’t the right fit for your growing company. Here are 5 signs it’s time to hire an MSP.

  1. You need an IT department but can’t afford one. An MSP is actually a high functioning IT department-for-hire.  Generally an MSP can deliver more service for less cost than building your own IT department. Good MSPs are on your side: rather than seeing them as an external vendor they are part of your team and integral to your success.
  2. You’re tired of putting out fires. Your internal IT doesn’t work correctly and paying people by the hour to fix things doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere
  3. You’re in an industry that’s especially risk-sensitive or has compliance issues. Regardless of who you are, if you’re not using an MSP (even if you have your own IT department) you could be sitting on a mountain of risk & compliance issues.  An MSP can help you straighten that out and solve these problems.
  4. You want things to “just work.” Internal staff are often not motivated or incentivized to really get things running smoothly.  MSPs are optimized for this task.
  5. You’re tired of dealing with external service vendors. Dealing with many external technology vendors (data lines, software, hardware, etc.) is a headache.  MSPs do this every day for a wide range of clients and are optimized for the task.  You will never have to call Comcast yourself again.

If this confirmed your suspicions that you need an MSP, let’s talk.