How Managed IT Services Can Save You Time, Money, and Ultimately Drive Your Bottom Line
When most business owners hear the phrase “managed IT services”, they think expense.
But in fact, hiring an IT management company is a great way to increase your bottom line. While this may seem counterintuitive, it actually makes a lot of sense.
After all, business management is all about delegating resources the best way possible. Outsourcing your IT solutions is a great way to reclaim an entrepreneur’s most valuable assets—time and money—so that you can re-leverage them how you see fit.
To illustrate, let’s start with the commodity that all things are slave to:
Entrepreneurs already have enough on their plate.
Being a great entrepreneur comes down to successful execution and attention to detail. Perhaps no one’s time is more valuable.
This is exactly why it’s so important for those running businesses to not get bogged down with duties outside of their expertise. IT is a great example. Information technology is complex and involved by default. On top of that, it is constantly changing.
So by hiring a managed IT provider, you can focus on being an expert in your field and managing your operations. This way you don’t have to spend unneeded hours managing areas of the business you shouldn’t be.
One of an entrepreneur's most important skills is the ability to delegate. IT is one of the smartest aspects of your business to delegate because it requires specialized skills and experience.
If you attempt to manage your IT solutions in-house, you’ll be wasting hours that could be better spent increasing revenue. And if you aren’t doing it personally, those hours are going to cost.
To a business owner, time is money.
Obviously, you have to pay your staff. But hiring a specialist full-time is unwarranted—not to mention too expensive—unless your company is a certain size or has a high level of need.
Pawning the responsibilities off on an unqualified member of your staff could also hold your business back. Buying proper hardware, software, and security is both daunting and expensive. Plus, it takes expertise and up to date knowledge of the industry.
For instance, one common pitfall when designing your own network is buying hardware without adequate scalability. If you want your business to grow, you need the right hardware and software.
In the Information Age, bad IT can stagnate your business. In the worst case, it can ruin it.
Poor network security can have devastating repercussions for your business. Failing to secure your network online leaves both you and your customers at risk.
Repairing the effects of a successful attack go beyond money. Ask yourself, can your brand’s reputation handle this hit? Unless you’re a huge brand, the answer is probably no.
So hire a managed IT provider. You’ll keep your customers happy and your money in your pocket.
Now It’s Up to You
From here, all that is left is for you to delegate your resources.
This is the entrepreneur’s natural position. Not managing networks, not setting up servers, but delegating resources and growing their business.
If you’re serious about increasing your bottom line, this is the only way to do it.
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