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Increased Productivity and Reduced Costs: 2 Key Benefits of an IT Managed Service Provider

by Erik Briceno

When it comes to providing the right kind of technology support to maximize your business model, partnering with an IT managed services provider can result in a successful two-pronged strategy by reducing overhead costs and increasing employee productivity.

The key is the partnership between your company and your managed services provider, which ultimately frees your staff to remain focused on your vision — and committed to fulfilling it.

A Win-Win for Your IT Staff

As technology continues to advance, many companies and organizations are turning to managed service providers to oversee their IT functions.

According to CompTIA’s 2016 Buying Guide for Managed Services, “nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of organizations are using managed services for at least one IT function.”

Here’s how CompTIA, the tech industry trade association, found that played out in its research: When a company adds a managed services provider, its internal IT staff is freed from routine tasks — such as running the network, applications, devices and user help desk. The internal IT staff can still work with the managed services provider, forming a partnership that allows the business to access newer technologies in a more cost-effective way than if they were handling implementation alone.

“It elevates the IT staff and brings them out of the shadows within the organization,” which can be a highly effective move, according to Carolyn April, senior director of industry analysis at CompTIA. “I think that’s a win-win for your IT staff.”

The Bottom Line Is the Bottom Line

Increased Productivity and Reduced Costs: 2 Key Benefits of an IT Managed Service ProviderUsing a managed services provider allows the internal IT staff to focus on strategic projects — meaning those that drive revenue and further the business’ central mission.

The key to achieving that success, April said, is finding the right managed services provider. “Look for (managed services providers) that understand your business and that speak less about the technology,” April said. “I think that’s important across the board. You want a partner that can talk about business outcomes and how their services are going to help further your goals from a business perspective, not a technology perspective.”

A Growth Accelerator

For many companies, outsourcing has become a central part of their growth plan. That’s because turning to a managed IT services provider can benefit a business by:

  • Reducing operating costs – Outsourcing some or all of your IT functions can significantly cut hardware and software costs.
  • Improving business efficiency and productivity – Taking a proactive approach to IT issues can result in quicker access to newer technologies, such as cloud capabilities, and can provide support for your remote workforce.
  • Retaining focus on core capabilities – Allowing your internal IT staff to focus on more strategic work means they’re concentrating on your mission.
  • Minimizing risks and improving security – Keeping the doors to your network and systems locked and monitored will protect against threats and create safeguards that are an integral part of your network.

But, as the CompTIA report underscored, the key to success is finding a managed services provider who understands your specific business needs and creates an IT plan to fit your unique culture.

The goal is not simply to keep your technology up and running, but to create a comprehensive plan that allows you to achieve your business objectives. Our expert engineers can design a successful IT managed services process specific to your needs.

 

Since 1995, Manassas Park, VA-based V2 Systems has employed local systems administrators, network engineers, security consultants, help desk technicians and partnering companies to meet a wide range of clients’ IT needs, from research, to implementation, to maintenance. Concentrate on your VISION…We’ll handle the TECHNOLOGY! 

 

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About ebriceno
Erik Briceño is the owner of V2 Systems, Inc., one of Northern Virginia’s leading Information Technology Managed Service Providers. He is an inspiring leader for its employees and instrumental business partner for its customers. He is passionate about V2’s purpose, dedicated to exceeding expectations and a consummate professional not afraid of jumping in and getting his hands dirty. Prior to joining V2 Systems in 2002, Erik was a co-founder and COO of Ampcast.com, a leading provider of online resources servicing over 5,000 independent musical artists. At Ampcast.com, Erik spearheaded all aspects of corporate development, funding, strategic vision, and business development for the firm. From 1997 to 1999 Erik held the position of Acoustic Systems Engineer for Electric Boat Corporation, a leading defense contractor. In this role, Erik was responsible for the acoustic fidelity of two noise critical systems and components in the US Navy’s nuclear submarine systems. Erik holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University. When not working, you will find Erik a dedicated family man, raising two young children with his lovely wife Karen. Together, they enjoy building legos, playing baseball, skiing, riding horses, swimming, traveling, and fixing up old Mopars.
Increased Productivity and Reduced Costs: 2 Key Benefits of an IT Managed Service Provider
Increased Productivity and Reduced Costs: 2 Key Benefits of an IT Managed Service Provider