Gone are the days when you could rely on your accountant or other employees to keep the technology in your office up and running. Information Technology is complex in today’s day and age, and it requires a professional, specialized skill set to be proficient.
But hiring somebody new is not always in the budget or may not be a cost that your business can absorb. And even if you were to hire, you may not know what to look for in an employee, such as the specific qualifications you should be hiring for. As a business owner, hiring the wrong person for the job is an expensive mistake to make… especially when it comes to your IT systems.
Finding the right people and training them can be costly. You may not have the time to train and manage an internal IT team. On top of a regular salary with employee benefits, you will also need to invest in continual training to update skills and knowledge, obtain certificates in new technologies, etc. which may not be financially feasible.
A managed IT Services company can provide targeted support agreements to ensure your systems run effectively. This will be more cost effective than hiring an experienced IT person in a full-time position. In addition, you will have access to a team of skilled IT professionals, rather than the skill sets of one IT person.