As your business operations evolve and expand, you’ll likely reach a critical point in your company’s growth where the tasks required will outnumber the staff you have available. Deciding to outsource work might be a difficult decision, partly because of budgeting and partly because onboarding new parties to your business’ processes is daunting—especially if you’re already stretched too thin. But as CEOs recently interviewed by McKinsey pointed out, “If you don’t [prioritize], you’ll sit in your office all day, read lots of reports, and end up being completely confused.”
In such situations, many CEOs choose to work with a managed service provider (MSP). Particularly for IT services, a managed provider can be a highly sensible solution.
A managed service provider, or MSP, is a company that remotely handles a specific set of processes for another company. At the center of this working relationship is the contract set between the two companies, which tends to be very strictly enforced to map out exactly what services the MSP will provide.
Hiring an MSP translates into having a specialized agency handling your networks and users, in a way that not only aligns with your company’s processes but also optimizes security, efficiency, and industry best practices. As part of this, there are four key benefits to hiring an MSP as opposed to hiring employees to manage these tasks:
This is a high-level survey of ways in which MSPs commonly help businesses. Your specific industry, niche, and offering will likely benefit in additional ways that are not addressed here, and that are also affected by the specific options you choose from your MSP.
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