According to a report by Deloitte, the global managed services market is expected to grow to almost £200 billion by 2020. The reason for this increase? Ever since the 2008 financial crash, businesses have needed to consider new operating models due to:
- Market and regulatory changes increasing capital spending
- Technological change and keeping up with innovations
- Scarcity of talent, knowledge and experience of compliance risks and trends
- Macroeconomic landscape reflecting artificially low-interest rates
- Rising costs to meet the demands of regulatory compliance
So those are the reasons for the expansion of the managed IT in business. But just how can you benefit? Here are 4 good reasons to outsource your IT to an experienced managed services provider.
Reliability and Efficiency
Whether you are a start-up with a handful of employees or an established medium-sized operation, your IT will be much more reliable and efficient. Your Managed Services Provider (MSP) will use innovative technologies such as remote monitoring and management (RMM), backup and disaster recovery and cloud computing to maximize your IT infrastructure uptime and your profitability.
Security and Compliance
The array of technologies that store and transmit data is vast. These include, but are not limited to PCs and laptops, tablets, smartphones, operating systems and servers. Security of these devices is critical. You don’t want to live in fear of falling victim to a data breach. Your MSP will have up to date knowledge and experience of the latest security procedures to keep your data safe and ensure that you are compliant with all security protocol, policies, and procedures.
As a business executive, you probably don’t have too much time to spend on worrying about your IT infrastructure. In fact, the less worry you have, the better. Your MSP will provide you with effective monitoring and maintenance using solutions and services such as RMM to detect potential threats and vulnerabilities. You also get proactive business continuity solutions such as disaster recovery strategies together with RMM intelligence that ensures encrypted backups, cloud computing and virtualization technologies.
You will see a massive improvement in your ROI when you take on board an MDSP. The MSP will significantly reduce your hardware, software and network infrastructure costs. In addition, you’ll see a reduction in maintenance costs and money otherwise internally spent on IT labour. Using an MSP makes your IT expenses easy to predict.