More and more businesses and organizations are choosing to partner with a managed services provider. But what is a managed services provider? They are businesses of IT experts whose goal it is to make sure your business’s network and IT infrastructure runs smoothly so that you don’t have to worry about it. Although use of managed services providers is on the rise, there are still some common misconceptions that prevent businesses from working with them. Here are just a couple of those.
Myth: Partnering with a Managed Services Provider is More Expensive than Hiring Someone In-House
It is a common belief amongst business owners that partnering with a managed services provider will cost so much money that it would be more cost effective for them to just hire an employee to do it. After all, a managed services provider is an entire team of experts and you would just be hiring one person. That must be cheaper, right? Actually, that isn’t necessarily the case. The way managed service providers structure their businesses, they are able to provide their clients with exceptional service that doesn’t cost a small fortune. Hiring another full-time employee, on the other hand, will cost in salary, vacation days, sick days, health benefits, 401K, and various other ways.
Myth: A Managed Services Provider Won’t Really Understand Your Business
Every business is unique, and they should be. A good managed services provider takes this into account and takes the time to get to know the “ins and outs” of businesses in various industries so that they can provide the best service possible. Finding an experienced managed services provider with knowledge of other businesses in your field can provide huge advantages to your company.
Myth: There Will be a Lower Response Time from a Managed Services Provider
Just because your managed services provider isn’t in your office doesn’t mean that it will take them longer to respond to any issues that may arise. Actually, your managed services provider is watching your network around the clock so that they can take care of anything that might happen. Your in-house IT person is only one person, but your managed services provider is a group of people who are all there to make sure nothing goes wrong. If you have an in-house IT person, your managed services provider is there to support them.
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