Many companies choose to outsource their IT to a managed service provider who takes over the management and responsibility for delivering various IT services on behalf of the business. This process is becoming increasingly common among large companies and organizations because of the many benefits it brings:
The cost of investing in the best technology and hardware can be very high. A well-managed service provider has the best technology, so customers can enjoy the benefits of innovative IT solutions without any upfront costs. Fixed contracts and monthly payment plans allow organizations to budget for their IT management without unexpected upgrades or maintenance costs.
Managed service providers possess specialist IT skills, that may well exceed the levels available within a business. Having round-the-clock access to these skills can prove an invaluable asset, and can also save money that would otherwise be invested in training staff internally or hiring specialist freelance technicians.
Leading managed service providers will use the best technologies and hardware available, in order to deliver the best possible IT solutions. Technology and hardware will be upgraded regularly, with no additional costs or stress to the client. Through the use of storage and server virtualization, upgrades can be carried out with little or no business impact. The constant practice of upgrading technologies means that no managed IT services will become obsolete.
A managed service provider will be able to deliver all your IT services over a single "converged" network. Not only does this save money in terms of infrastructure, but it also presents productivity benefits, as the staff is able to access voice and data applications while working from home, or any other location.