Lean on a managed service provider to ensure your IT infrastructure is ready for rapid growth.
Growth is the goal of just about every company, but unfortunately, there’s no crystal ball as to how organizations can quickly gain new customers or increase revenue. It’s typically an iterative process, but there are strategies companies can use to ensure their employees can focus on expansion – instead of being bogged down with trivial problems that don’t contribute to the bottom line of an organization.
IT, in particular, can cause great frustration while trying to scale. As companies grow they obviously need additional servers, workstations, mobile devices, networking capacity, and more. If organizations attempt to manage all of this in-house, it can create a scenario where they are constantly responding to the latest crisis, as opposed to focusing on strategy and operations. One solution to this common problem among growing companies is to utilize the services of a managed service provider (MSP).
What is a managed service provider?
A managed service provider is a third-party company that can manage a company’s IT infrastructure proactively. These providers typically charge either on a per device, per user, or all-inclusive pricing model. This allows companies to have a set budget for IT infrastructure that anticipates this critical expense on an ongoing basis.
How hiring a managed service provider can help leverage growth
While your in-house IT staff may be able to handle some of the needs related to growing your business, you can run the risk of overburdening them and in turn choking out the growth you’re looking for.
The following are a few of the many ways hiring a managed service provider can help to grow your business:
With IT spending set to hit $3.7 trillion in 2018, it’s no surprise that companies are looking for ways to cut costs. By working with an MSP, your company can save money in a variety of different ways, including:
- Employees can focus on their core competencies – Since the majority of IT management will be handled by your managed service provider, your employees can shift their focus to growing your business, which should allow you to increase revenue and in turn cut costs.
- Set cost regardless of issues that come up – With MSP’s, you typically pay a set fee per month, regardless of the number of issues that may arise. This means that you can not only budget out your IT expenditures on an annual basis but also be somewhat insulated when unexpected issues arise that would have otherwise required your in-house IT staff to spend countless hours finding a solution.
- Avoid costly downtime – Companies of all sizes simply can’t afford downtime. By working with a reputable managed service provider, you ensure that you’re using the latest technology and software tools plus receive consistent maintenance to help limit downtime.
Additional IT support
As you grow your business, you potentially will need to hire more employees and possibly even open additional locations, all of which require additional IT infrastructure and resources. When you work with an MSP, you instantly have access to an experienced team who can quickly go to work adding new infrastructure. These IT resources are experts in their field, are highly-trained, and constantly improve their skills.
Interested in learning more about working with a managed service provider?
If your company is in the midst of rapid growth and you find your IT team is overwhelmed with tasks that aren’t contributing to your bottom line, it may be time to enlist the services of a managed service provider like CloudHesive. We’ve helped numerous companies across the country and across industries identify IT inefficiencies and streamline their technological infrastructure. To learn more about our MSP services, feel free to reach out to us at 800-860-2040 or through our online contact form.