Unless you are running a tech company, chances are, your business doesn’t have the level of IT knowledge that’s necessary to leverage today’s technology fully. The reality is, most small to mid-sized enterprises lack adequate IT support and in-house expertise, and a lack of expert knowledge leaves SMBs vulnerable to cybersecurity threats.
It also stifles growth. IT knowledge is necessary for leveraging tech to reach business goals. Without it, organizations risk being left behind. To compete today, business and IT goals should be intertwined. And to get to this point, IT leaders have to reimagine technology. Instead of leading with business goals and following with technology solutions, “companies should fuse separate business and technology strategies into a single unified strategy,” explains Khalid Kark et al. in a Deloitte Insights research article.
So, how can you get from where you are now to high-level IT knowledge? With the help of managed services.
Why in-house IT resources aren’t enough
The lightning-fast pace of technological change in the business world created digital transformation, the cloud, and the emergence of edge computing. In many ways, this tech-evolution has leveled the playing field.
Even bootstrapped startups can take advantage of advanced technology to forecast customer needs, operate with agility, and compete with the diversity of cost-effective tools and solutions the cloud offers.
The problem is, in-house IT teams are often not enough. Your IT staff may be skilled in one area of IT, such as application development or network management. However, unless you have a large IT team, you may not have experts on hand for strategic IT planning and managing security, let alone day-to-day IT support tasks.
If your experts have to devote their time to managing mundane tasks, they can’t focus on developing innovative solutions for your company, driving business growth.
How managed services providers help without overwhelming IT budgets
The managed services market is forecasted to grow from $200 billion U.S. dollars in 2020 to more than $300 billion in 2024. Companies that don’t already have a team of IT experts on hand turn to managed services to remain competitive and agile.
With managed services and access to advanced IT knowledge, firms benefit from an extensive IT infrastructure. Without investing in a lot of expensive in-house hardware or resources to manage on-premises infrastructure. This isn’t only more cost-effective; it also enables faster growth. Your managed IT resources can help your business develop a plan for expanding your IT infrastructure in the cloud.
Tailored IT solutions for today’s challenges
Managed hosting, security, and support are just the tip of the iceberg. Managed IT providers offer a range of solutions to help businesses create flexible workflows and operate with agility. These include:
- Business continuity
- Project management
- Cloud migration
- Mobile device management
- Cybersecurity solutions
- Help desk
- App development
With access to expert knowledge and IT consulting, you’ll be able to create and implement a smart IT strategy that aligns with your current and future goals. High-level IT knowledge can be one of your company’s greatest assets.
At GB Tech, our experts handle all aspects of IT because they have the knowledge, experience, and skill set necessary for tackling modern challenges. From cloud migration to strategic planning, your business will benefit from partnering with a team of dedicated professionals. We provide bespoke solutions so you can experience the benefits of empowered IT, but without the big budget. Contact us today and bootstrap your IT knowledge with managed services.