Four reasons to opt for the co-managed IT services model
The co-managed IT services model is one in which the business has its own IT team but still contracts with an external managed services provider for certain services. In this blog, we discuss four benefits of a co-managed IT services model.
Your in-house IT team may not have all the expertise needed to manage all your IT requirements. In addition, new developments are happening in the tech space every day, and an MSP, like Wahaya IT, is better positioned to stay up-to-date with them as IT is their business.
Opting for a co-managed IT services model allows you the flexibility to scale your IT up or down based on your business requirements. This is especially useful for companies that experience seasonal spikes in their business, such as CPA firms, around taxation times, or retail companies around the Holidays. You don’t have to hire new IT staff to handle the sudden extra load on your IT.
Choosing a co-managed IT services model saves you costs that you would otherwise incur when hiring new IT staff. For example, bringing someone on your payroll involves HR expenses, including health insurance, 401 (k), etc.; this can be avoided when bringing Wahaya IT onboard.
Research indicates that in companies with an in-house IT team, their IT specialists are busy with the day-to-day IT tasks that they don’t have the time to focus on new technology. Tasks like security patches, software updates, backups, etc., keep them busy, so they don’t get time to research or learn about the latest on the tech front. This defeats the purpose of having an in-house IT team. If you could have your MSP take care of the mundane IT routine, you will be enabling your in-house IT technicians to focus on new technology, which will help you become more efficient as a business.
If you already have an in-house IT team, it is not unusual to think you don’t need the services of Wahaya IT. But, as you can see, co-managed IT has its advantages, and those advantages are worth considering.