Partnering with a managed IT service provider (MSP) can take the heavy lifting off your company, allowing you to focus on your core business goals. Determining when to switch your company's IT to a third-party MSP can be a difficult decision. Here are some of the best indicators to know when partnering with an MSP can be the right decision for your company.
Your IT Department is Overwhelmed
If your company's in-house IT team is overwhelmed and unable to keep up with the demands of your business, it may be time to consider partnering with an MSP. Partnering with an MSP does not necessarily mean eliminating your company’s in-house IT, but instead gives your team the leeway to focus on the bigger picture.
MSPs have the vast technical knowledge to update and support your company’s IT infrastructure, solve any issues that may arise, and implement a strategy that benefits your company’s goals. By partnering with an MSP, you can alleviate the pressure on your in-house IT team and concentrate on your core objectives.
Rapid growth can be a sign of great success, but growth can also strain your firm’s resources. As your company grows, your IT needs to grow with it. An MSP can provide scalable solutions that adapt to your company's changing needs. By allowing you to pick and choose your desired services, an MSP will keep your IT costs both predictable and scalable. As a result, companies will have more cash flow to reinvest in their growth. An MSP can even function as a virtual chief technology officer and help you implement an actionable growth strategy. By taking a proactive approach to IT, an MSP will scale your IT infrastructure as you grow, resulting in fewer issues for your company.
Poor Wi-Fi connections, band-aid fixes, and outdated security systems can negatively affect your efficiency and hold your business back from success. Instead of only fixing problems as they arise, an MSP will implement the necessary infrastructure beforehand to keep your IT running smoothly. When a problem does arise, you can count on the diverse expertise of an MSP to resolve the issue. If your company’s current IT systems are outdated and no longer meet your needs, it may be time to partner with an MSP.
Outdated security systems will put your business and your clients at risk. A reputable MSP will have state-of-the-art security features such as 24x7x365 monitoring, strong password policies and multi-factor authentication (MFA), firewall protection, anti-virus software, and cybersecurity training for your employees. An MSP will also upgrade your software as new updates become available, ensuring your business is secure with the latest protection. If you are unsure about the integrity of your company’s security systems, a partnership with an MSP may be your best option.
Technical issues resulting in downtime can hinder your productivity and business operations. If your business is experiencing frequent downtime, it may be time to partner with an MSP. An MSP with a proven track record of success and satisfied clients can provide the reliable, efficient solutions you need to keep your systems running smoothly.
Tabush Group is a leading provider of Managed IT Services and Cloud Solutions. Whether your goal is to improve efficiencies, bolster your cybersecurity, or scale your IT, Tabush Group can take the heavy lifting off of your business and focus on your core objectives. To find out more about our services, contact us today.