While many companies are choosing to outsource their IT needs to a managed service provider, you are not alone if you are hesitant to make the switch to managed IT services, as there are many misconceptions about hiring an MSP. However, these misconceptions could be damaging to your business in the long-run, as a managed service provider can help to improve the security and efficiency of your business. To help you make an educated decision about whether or not hiring an MSP would be right for your company, take a look as we debunk a few of the most common myths and misconceptions that exist regarding outsourcing IT services.
MSPs Are Expensive
One of the main reasons many businesses are hesitant to outsource their IT needs is that they believe that a managed service provider will cost them more than in-house IT services; however, this is far from the truth. In fact, the most common reason companies make the switch to an MSP is due to the extent to which outsourcing IT can save them money. When you partner with an MSP, you are only paying for scaled IT services as you need them. This often represents substantial savings when compared to the costs of paying full-time IT personnel. Additionally, when you rely solely on an in-house IT department, you will also have to spend significant amounts of money investing in, and researching, the latest IT technology in order to keep your business secure. However, with a managed service provider, these costs are spread across all of the MSP’s clients, helping to further save you money.
Only Large Companies Use MSPs
There is also a misconception that only large companies use, and benefit from MSPs. While it is true that many large businesses use a managed service provider, small businesses actually have the most to gain by partnering with an MSP. The fact is that smaller businesses often have limited resources, which can make it difficult to maintain a sufficient IT department. This can be particularly difficult for growing businesses, as you may find that your needs are constantly exceeding the capacity of your IT department. By partnering with an MSP, you can access the services your company needs at an affordable price, and you can scale your services to meet your changing needs and budget. Partnering with an MSP actually gives small businesses a competitive edge by allowing them to access world-class technology and services they would not otherwise be able to afford.
We Can Do The Same Thing in House
Of course, perhaps the most prevalent myth surrounding outsourcing IT services is that many businesses believe that they can get the same level of service from an in-house IT team that they would get from an MSP; however, whether or not this is true comes down to resources. The fact is that it takes a large IT team with diverse specializations to meet all of the technology and security needs of any business. If you do not have a sufficient IT team, you may find that efficiency is reduced and that your business’s security is put in jeopardy because you do not have access to the right resources. However, MSPs hire only the best IT professionals who specialize in various aspects of IT management, maintenance, research, and development. They have the resources necessary to ensure that your business has everything it needs to maximize its security and efficiency.
These are just a few of the misconceptions surrounding managed service providers that cause businesses to forgo outsourcing their IT needs. Contact us to learn more about the services we provide as well as to learn more about how your business could benefit by partnering with a managed service provider.