Using MSPs to Reduce IT Staff Costs

If your company wants to reduce operational coats, one area to consider is the IT department. As information technology constantly evolves, it’s important to keep your computer systems up to date to ensure the protection of your digital assets. The best way to do this is to use Managed Service Providers or MSPs. These IT professionals offer many benefits, including reducing staff costs.

The Benefits of Hiring MSPs for the IT Department

1.  Lower Employee Costs

By hiring an MSP, you can reduce or eliminate your on-site IT staff. With fewer employees, you greatly lower the costs of salaries, health insurance, pension plans, paid leave, and workstation equipment.

Another big expense you can now avoid is IT training. Getting your IT staff up to speed on the latest developments in the IT industry is costly. Also, these newly trained employees need time to implement what they have just learned in a real-world setting. This process slows down efficiency. But if you want to hire a new staff member who has all the necessary certifications, the high salary demands are not cost-effective.

Outsourcing your IT needs is a great way to get the right people for the job while also saving money on staffing costs.

2. Expertise

An MSP has the IT expertise and experience to maintain and upgrade your computer networks, backup, store and recover essential data, and keep your systems secure in any type of disaster such as cyberattacks or ransomware.

With an MSP you have access to a variety of experts depending on the needs of your company. Experts also have a higher level of productivity and efficiency because they perform the same specialized task every day for all their clients.

3. Emerging Technologies

IT experts are familiar with emerging technologies and can make suggestions to improve the functionality of your computer infrastructure. Most IT staff members won’t have the expertise to make truly impactful changes beyond upgrading the hardware and software. MSPs are on the cutting-edge of these IT advances. This knowledge offers layers of protection that all companies need to keep business data safe.

4. Focus

Every company has owners, executives, managers and staff with different talents and skills. It’s important for a company to focus on what it does best whether it is designing, marketing, manufacturing, or logistics.

It also helps to have employees who focus on areas of expertise that don’t change greatly from year to year. This is not the case with IT.  The only way to get experts in IT and reduce overall cost is to use an MSP who focuses on the IT services.

Companies need to lower costs in order to be more profitable. Staff costs are often one of the largest company expenses. However, hiring an MSP for IT needs can reduce much of these employee costs. By using MSPs you get IT expertise, higher productivity, and the latest and best solutions to keep your digital assets protected.

Ringstorr is a data management company that helps MSPs to manage the data of their customers. For more information on our data solutions, contact us today at (609) 955-3422 or send an email.

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