5 ways a managed IT provider will help you to control your finances

A managed IT solutions provider is a solid investment for your business.

Recent research from IDC estimates that, for every 100 users, managed IT services can provide businesses with more than £280,000 annual savings.

How? In short, a good provider will ensure that the right people and resources are allocated in the best possible way for your business. This, in turn, provides you with a range of financial benefits. Read on to discover five key examples…

 

Here are 5 ways a managed IT solutions provider can help you control your finances:

1. You can reduce downtime and boost productivity

Ultimately, today’s businesses use technology to boost their productivity. When your tech doesn’t do that, your staff can’t work as effectively, and your business loses money.

According to IDC’s data, unexpected downtime costs organisations more than £40,000 per 100 users. The average employee also loses more than 12 hours a year due to server downtime and six hours a year because of network downtime.

By implementing a managed IT solution, your technology is now a reliable, scalable and well-supported entity. You can reduce your downtime significantly, increasing your overall business productivity.

In fact, IDC calculated that a robust managed IT services provider can provide an annual benefit of £150,000 to businesses because of the resulting increases in business productivity.

 

2. IT staff can focus on value-added tasks

A managed IT solutions provider can do your heavy lifting, allowing your tech staff to focus on their core responsibilities, instead of prioritising and answering tickets.

In the IDC study, those organisations that successfully reallocated their staff benefited from a 42% average increase in productivity. They also bypassed any additional staffing costs.

What’s more, when you work with one of these providers, your business gets access to immediate and proactive expert-level support. At Clovertec, we have an average response time of 18 minutes for our tickets – and have a 99.2% customer satisfaction rate.

 

3. Your infrastructure expenses shrink

When you switch to a managed IT solutions provider, they should be able to reduce your infrastructure costs in several ways.

They can not only identify cost savings but also upgrade you to the latest technologies, helping to streamline your business and getting your IT to run as efficiently as possible. Additionally, you don’t have to pay for staff training or hardware licensing/upgrades.

 

4. You only have to worry about predictable monthly costs…

When you team up with an experienced IT solutions provider, everything is covered in an upfront monthly cost. So, you know what to budget and what level of service you’ll receive.

A good provider will offer SLAs and be clear about what is (and is not) covered in your agreement. This allows you to be more flexible with other investments – and you know exactly what you’re paying for.

 

5. …but you can scale easily when you need to

Your IT infrastructure and support needs grow as your business grows. But, when you employ the services of a skilled provider, you can scale your business up or down with ease.

What’s more, you don’t have to worry about the recruitment costs of bringing any additional IT support staff into your business.

 

In summary…

Whether you run a small business or large enterprise, a managed IT solutions provider offers several benefits, each of which can have an impact on both your bottom line and your wider business.

You can scale when required, get access to IT experts and free up your budget – all for a regular monthly cost. In fact, this could be just what your business needs to take it to the next level. To find out more, contact a member of the Clovertec team today.

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