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What Are The Financial Benefits Of Managed IT Services?

Many businesses are choosing to use IT providers like Carden IT Services rather than build their own in-house IT departments. Not just because of our expertise and excellent response times, there’s also some major financial benefits to managed IT services. Let’s take a look at some of the ways our services save our clients money and improve their profitability. 

Only Pay For What You Need
A managed IT services package can scale with your company as it grows or even. It’s simple to add more or remove users as needed. This makes managed IT the perfect solution as your business grows. It is also a great option for businesses which have different staffing levels depending on the time of year. 

Reduce Downtime
Downtime is a major cause of lost revenue for businesses in New York. Every minute you are unable to access your data or contact your customers equals lost revenue.  

Extended periods of downtime can also cause damage to your reputation and cause your customers to move to your competitors. Managed IT services make your IT more reliable and significantly reduce downtime. Disaster recovery plans can also help you prepare for, mitigate, and recover from periods of downtime. 

Saves Money On Recruitment & Training 
When developing your own IT team, you have to spend significant time and money recruiting and training new team members. However, when partnering with a managed IT provider, you get trained IT professionals ready to work with you from day one. We always assign team members to our clients with the most relevant experience of the technology and environment they utilise.  

Increase Regulatory Compliance
Depending on the industry your business operates in; you may be covered by some very strict data protection regulations. Effective, professional IT services can help you stay compliant with data protection standards. Compliance means you can avoid the hefty fines that come from breaching regulations like HIPPA or the New York Privacy Act.  

Automate Processes
When onboarding a client to our managed IT services, our team conducts a thorough overview of their existing work processes. Where possible, we implement automated processes that can reduce the number of repeated tasks. Improvements like automated cloud storage and indexing of scanned items can cut the time needed by over 50%. This frees up your team members to spend their time on more profitable tasks.  

Find Vulnerabilities And Errors Before They Become Serious
Unlike standard IT support, which only starts after a problem has already occurred, managed IT services provide a more holistic solution. Even when everything is “fine”, our team is proactively searching for vulnerabilities, errors, and areas for improvement. Fixing these problems proactively saves time and money that would be wasted by waiting for them to become major IT issues.  

No Unexpected Price Spikes
Our managed IT services plans are charged at a flat monthly rate per device. This includes round the clock monitoring, remote IT support, disaster recovery and data backups. A flat rate support contract helps you factor your IT costs into your budget ahead of time. Our set costs per device also help prevent unexpected spikes in your support bills.  

Hopefully this has been a useful overview of the financial advantages of managed it services. Many people only consider the tech advantages and neglect the business value of managed IT. Effective managed IT allows you to improve productivity, increase your customer service levels, and deliver cost savings. 

There are a number of benefits to managed IT, and we’ve only manged to cover a few in this article. If you are considering managed IT services for your business, Carden IT Services can help, from ransomware protection to cloud computing. Speak to our team today to book a consultation.

Author: Jeremy Huson

Jeremy Huson is the founder and director of Carden IT Services LLC. He has nearly two decades of experience managing businesses’ IT networks and his areas of expertise are IT consultation and cybersecurity.