21 Dec Why you should consider managed IT services
In the current technological landscape, a rising number of organizations are offloading critical IT functions to managed services providers, and this is more than evident in overall market growth.
According to a recent MarketsandMarkets report, the managed services sector is expanding at a compound annual growth rate of more than 11 percent. The industry is on track to nearly double, growing from $152.45 billion in 2017 to $257.84 billion by 2022.
Currently, small and medium-sized enterprises lead the way in adoption, but managed services are becoming a more popular option with organizations in every sector and of every size. If your company hasn’t yet brought managed IT solutions into its infrastructure, there are a few key reasons to consider this approach:
Better support your internal IT team
A main advantage of shifting certain functions to an expert service provider is the positive impact it can have on your internal IT employees. Specific processes like the installation of updates and other maintenance can consume valuable time and other resources that could be better used on more mission-critical pursuits. When your internal IT team has more time on its hands to devote to projects that historically sat on the back burner, your entire IT infrastructure has the potential to considerably improve.
What’s more, many businesses are operating without the right tech talent in place – TechRepublic reported that IT positions like administrators, managers, developers and other expert roles, are now ranked second in terms of most difficult jobs to fill. For companies that are finding it hard to employ internal experts – as well as for small businesses without expansive technology resources – managed services can help fill a critical gap.
“One person beavering away by themselves can never offer the same level of redundancy that a team of consultants backed up by managers and operational staff can,” Think Concepts pointed out. “There are many different pieces to the IT puzzle. Nobody can claim to be across all of these. Each consultant has a specific skillset. They are a whiz at some fields, and weak at others.”
A competitive edge: Achieve your goals
The support of a team of managed service experts could represent just the thing your organization needs to propel itself ahead within its industry. With key goals including digital transformation leading the way for executives, those able to reach this sought-after transformative status will also benefit from a considerable competitive advantage.
In fact, a recent study found that the majority of IT stakeholders – 88 percent – believe that robust IT service management holds the key to digital transformation efforts. In addition, management of IT services is also imperative for initiatives related to the cloud (86 percent), mobility (83 percent) and big data (83 percent).
Any business that isn’t engaged in these initiatives is seriously risking falling behind its competitors. As opposed to devoting time, effort and funding to simply keeping the lights on from an IT perspective, the help of a managed service provider can enable digital transformation efforts that can put the company on the road to success.
To find out more about the advantages of managed services and why you should partner with an IT expert supported by a robust service portfolio, reach out to Pinnacle Business Systems today.