Common Misconceptions about IT Managed Services Providers
There has been a lot of development in the area of IT managed services over the years and gone are the days when these services could be afforded and used by only large organizations. The tides have shifted over the years through technology advancements, and these services can now be availed by all businesses for ensuring security, monitoring and efficiency in information processing. Despite these advancements, there still misconceptions about the IT managed services provided by various firms and their feasibility. Many businesses still believe that the best way to manage IT is to do so internally.
Here Are Some Other Common Misconceptions About IT Managed Services:
Costs are Unreasonable
The most common myth about IT managed services is that they are excessively costly and involve large amounts of capital expenditures. Cost is no longer a factor as most IT service providers now allow you to pay as per the usage and as per the longevity of the managed services. This means that you may still spend the same amount but not all at once.
The applicability of IT managed services has now shifted from only large companies to even small and medium companies. In the modern business scenario, smaller companies are more aggressive and competitive and with the more cost effective and flexible solutions now available, managed services now apply to smaller companies the same as they do larger companies.
Lack of Infrastructure Insight
This is a very outdated outlook that businesses hold on to. For a reputable and competent IT service provider, it is in their interest to ensure that your business is their priority. With the ever increasing competition in the IT segment, no IT service provider can afford to stifle the growth or success of your business.
This is an outdated view of times when partial outsourcing of service lead to friction at the workplace. However, recent experiences show that, in fact, businesses may be able to gain much more by outsourcing partially to service providers with greater experience and expertise.
Staff Augmentation or Loss
You will not lose your staff even if the services of one supplier may not seem suitable. The services of the staff can also be transferred onto another supplier or used internally as you see fit. The employment laws and the employment protection regulations are in your favor in this respect.
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Outsourcing IT managed services is not a cut and dry deal. Working with experienced IT service providers gives your business the edge to operate more effectively with relatively lower wastage of resources. If you're looking for a different class of managed service, our experts can help. From cloud computing to compliance, we can customize IT solutions to meet your unique business needs. For more information, please reach out to iCorps for a free consultation.