What Information Technology challenges is your organization battling today? Budget? Lack of expertise? Limited staff? A Managed Service Provider can help you tackle these and more. 

Enhancing business technology is paramount today, and CIOs are under pressure to do more with their technology for less. How are IT departments expected to handle initiatives like multi-layered security, integration to the cloud, business communications and mobility with a lack of staff, expertise and budget? According to Frost & Sullivan’s Global Information Security Workforce study, there will be a shortage of 1.8 million IT professionals by 2022. The shortage is causing hiring costs to skyrocket and the search time for a hire to elongate. Business can’t wait for new hires to be brought up to speed and it surely won’t wait for your organization to get up to par with technology. This challenging business landscape is causing organizations to turn to a Managed Services Provider for assistance. 

A Managed Service Provider (MSP) can benefit organizations of all sizes, enterprise to mid-market businesses alike. When you utilize the resources of a MSP for managed IT your organization gets access to a set of engineers that act as an extension of your team, their knowledge and experience of advanced technologies, and 24/7 support that can ensure IT uptime, efficiency and cost savings. With the current shortage of IT professionals, having access to resources that you might not normally have can help your organization design, implement, and manage cumbersome projects and tasks.

Here’s a few indicators that your business is in need of Managed Service Provider:

Understaffed

Most organizations these days can’t afford to staff a full in-house IT department, or struggle to find the skilled talent, and are getting drowned by ancillary tasks. This even includes enterprise organizations. Organizations are turning to managed service providers to offload tedious and cumbersome tasks that hold their IT departments back from focusing on revenue generating projects. If important revenue generating projects are being put on the back burner because you are understaffed, it is time to engage an MSP.

Complex issues

Many organizations run into complex issues when they are not properly monitoring and managing their environments for health, security and performance issues. If you aren’t catching issues before they become a downtime problem, you need to contact an MSP. An MSP can monitor your network 24/7/365 to ensure that issues like fan speed, disk space, malware and more are remediated before they cause complex downtime issues. They are here to be your network eyes and ears, and to ensure your organization’s technology is running at optimal efficiency.

No future strategy for IT

As your organization grows, so will your technology. Advancements in your network, applications, backup, security, and more will need to be created and maintained. If you are not properly preparing your IT for the future with a fool-proof IT plan, it is time to enlist an MSP. A Managed Services Provider can help implement and maintain your IT initiatives, as well as act as your strategic advisor when it comes to deciding if your IT strategy is prepared for long-term growth.

Limited budget

IT budgets will always be a challenge. As we mentioned before, CIOs are more commonly being asked to do more with less, and IT professionals don’t come at a small cost these days. A Managed Services Provider allows organizations to move from a Capex model to Opex by utilizing an IT as a Utility strategy. You get access to an additional staff of trained professionals, but can utilize them on a scalable monthly basis, within your budget. 

Regardless of your organization size, industry, or vertical, a Managed Service Provider can help you exceed your IT goals. Whether that is with monitoring and management, data backup, Unified Communications, or managed security, Magna5 has the staff and expertise to help you. If you think you are in need of an MSP, contact us today.