The Benefits of Co-Managed IT

Posted: December 27, 2019

As a general rule, necessity dictates when a business upgrades the technology, they use each day. Sometimes it is because the tech they have been using can no longer support their needs, and sometimes, the solutions that are utilized simply aren’t efficient enough to keep up with operations any longer. New technologies may be adopted as a means to increase productivity, while others may actually be required by government-mandated regulations.

Regardless of what instigated the change, such changes tend to require significant investments of both time and money. Both of these investments can also increase if those responsible within your company for managing your current IT solutions are already overworked and too strapped for time to properly consider the various improvements that you should be exploring. Have you considered the fact that most projects that are left in limbo for long periods of time tend to fail? 

Neither your support needs, nor your improvement initiatives can really be postponed without some negative consequences.

In order to help your business to continue moving forward, a co-managed IT strategy fits the bill perfectly. This supplemental IT service from a managed service provider can help you procure the technology your company needs more efficiently in a way that is most cost-effective for you.

The majority of the cost for any of your IT projects is going to be directed to your human resources. The average salary demands for an US-based IT administrator comes out to approximately $70,000 per year - so even if you pay your team at below-average rates, the cost of hiring the staff necessary to help you implement new solutions could still be prohibitive.

However, if you instead use the team at Digital Sky Solutions to supplement your in-house team with our skilled technicians and consultants, you can take advantage of the comprehensive, flat-rate support that we offer. It doesn’t matter if you use our team to assist you with project work, or to handle the in-house support that the rest of your internal staff will need - you’ll very quickly see sufficient returns on your investment into co-managed IT solutions.

Co-managed IT can be applied to a variety of business needs and challenges, including:

  • Comprehensive IT support
  • Managing mobility
  • Policy making and enforcement
  • Business analysis
  • Vendor management
  • Maintaining compliance

Want to learn how we can help you on your next IT project? Give us a call at (250) 483-5623 to talk about your needs.

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