Juggling two jobs is never easy. Especially if your employer has asked you to take on IT tasks, as well as your usual role in another part of the business.

IT should never be an afterthought, or a job that gets shuffled around or shared among staff. Unfortunately many businesses do this to cut corners, leaving their computer systems vulnerable to serious risks. Here’s how to switch from internal IT to managed IT services for your business.

How internal IT is putting your business at risk 

Without dedicated IT support, who will back up data? Who will terminate user accounts when an employee leaves? Who will ensure all the essential equipment and hardware is up-to-date and guarded with the best antivirus protection and operating system updates?

If these tasks fall to someone who has no IT skill, knowledge, or interest, crucial tasks get neglected – and that’s just the work that you know needs to be done. There are likely many background IT tasks that you aren’t even aware need doing.

Moreover, the staff member tasked with IT will only focus on fixing IT issues when they arise – operating reactively, rather than proactively. And that’s only because a frustrated team member can’t work and is waiting on a fix – fast!

These are all sure signs that you need to outsource your IT and invest in managed services. And if you have a team of 5 or more people, it’s definitely a good idea to have an expert IT person oversee your systems and keep things running smoothly and efficiently.

Why outsource your IT?

Better running systems mean better productivity and output by your team. Simply, they will get more done in less time. And when there’s a problem, urgent IT help is just a phone call away. Their IT issue gets solved promptly and inexpensively by dedicated support staff. So they can get back to work sooner and with fewer frustrations.

Put it this way – when you shift to managed IT services, you will get an enterprise level result. 

You’ll get greater insight into your infrastructure. You’ll have an IT partner who anticipates when something needs replacing, fixing, or upgrading. And they’ll monitor all your IT tasks and systems for you – so you can get back to business and ensure your team has everything they need to get the job done.

Ready to make the switch to managed IT services?  Chat to our expert team.