Nowadays, nearly every business is technology-dependent. As a small business owner, you already know that you can’t bury your head in the sand when it comes to managing your complex IT requirements. As the cost of supporting a comprehensive on-premises IT team escalates, companies are consistently finding solutions in co-managed IT services to protect their servers and customer data.
Large corporations benefit from proportionally large budgets to facilitate their IT support. The problem is that small to medium-sized are still burdened with many of the same technology hindrances, if not more, especially concerning network and data security. The primary upside to a co-managed IT solution is you don’t have to relinquish your existing IT department completely, while you still save and benefit from specialized outsourcer support.
Co-managed solutions boost productivity
Unexpected network downtime is among the most costly pitfalls any business can encounter. If your in-house IT team only works during regular operating hours, you might face numerous obstacles in getting your business up and running again after an unplanned outage. When your systems fail, you’re under a tight deadline, to say the least, and getting ahold of the right people when they’re off the clock is more of a challenge than you might suspect.
However, partnering with a co-managed IT provider means you have 24-hour access to a team of skilled technicians that can start mitigating a crisis straight away. If your company supports remote workers in multiple time zones, a co-managed solution is one of the most effective ways to deliver IT support outside of your core business hours. You’re losing money if you’re employees can’t work as scheduled, and the round-the-clock attention you get with co-managed IT always translates to increased uptime.
A co-managed service reduces IT overhead
At its current rate, global IT spending is well on its way to exceeding 5 trillion by the end of 2023. When you set your annual budget, it is baffling how much of it is consumed by IT expenditures. What’s more, technology is constantly evolving, which means your IT spending never really plateaus. In the event that you start cutting back too much, you begin placing your company at unnecessary risk.
Nevertheless, a co-managed IT supplier like PCH Technologies can help to stabilize your IT budget while providing you with the latest advancements in cybersecurity and infrastructure. Absent a co-managed solution, financing the overheads required to keep pace and stay competitive starts to become cost-prohibitive, ultimately hampering business growth. In light of the current IT labor shortage, sourcing the appropriate talent is challenging enough, not to mention the burden of financing the health care and other benefits for these scarce prospects, if you can even find them.
Enhanced cybersecurity protections
In business, cutting costs without reducing quality is a rare phenomenon. A co-managed IT solution allows you to do just that because, in most cases, you’re improving your security without shouldering the additional expenses of more internal hires and the latest infrastructure. Furthermore, cyberattacks are expensive, costing trillions worldwide each year. The last thing you want is to become another statistic. Co-managed IT gives you the extra protection you need with 24/7/365 monitoring.
Depending on the package you choose, you could have a team of cybersecurity experts hunting for threats and exposing potential vulnerabilities 24 hours a day. The level of protection is up to you, and a trusted co-managed solution is the best way to prevent an attack from launching outside of regular business hours.
Improved reaction time
When your vital systems go down, time is of the essence. With data downtime costing as much as $9,000 per incident, having an effective rapid response plan is a must. Our experienced co-managed support team works with your business and IT departments to establish an effective incidence response plan to prevent unnecessary downtime. We’ll make sure the strategy is understandable and executable and not dependent on individual staff members for success. This is the best approach to reducing costs in the unlikely event of a disaster.
Cloud management and compliance
An increasing supply of businesses use cloud-based technology to store virtual data, but not all of them are doing so in a compliant manner. Whenever you engage a new cloud platform, you must ensure you’re not breaching any new laws governing it. PCH Technologies works tirelessly to ensure you continuously remain in full legal compliance.
Learn more about our flexible and affordable co-managed solutions by calling (856) 754-7500 to book your free discovery call now.