Typically, when a business decides to upgrade their technology it is out of necessity. Either the business grows fast and starts to outpace the existing tech or it is burning through capital and has to find a solution to help optimize its operational efficiency. Of course, a business could very well think that some new technology will improve their profitability, or it could be mandated to change by regulation.
Whatever the reason, implementing new technology can be both costly and time consuming. This cost could be exacerbated if the company’s IT management staff, whose main duties are managing and maintaining your current IT, are stretched thin and can’t prioritize the integration of new technologies and technology-related policies. When you consider that projects that languish on the sidelines for too long almost always fail, it’s imperative that you get the support that you need when you need it.
What you need is more hands, more expertise, more positive forward movement. A co-managed IT strategy is perfect for the organization that needs to move fast on their technology initiatives. Let’s explore why choosing a managed IT provider as a supplement to your current IT strategy is both the most cost-effective solution, and the one that will get your company the technology it needs faster.
The majority of the cost of any project is tied up in the human resources. The average nationwide salary demands for an IT administrator is around $70,000, so even if you are paying a fraction of that for your technicians, the cost of staffing your IT department (to get the coverage you need to implement new solutions) could be a huge obstacle. With DS Tech, you get a team of proficient IT consultants and technicians, as well as a comprehensive support team for an easy-to-predict flat-rate. So whether you want to lean on our technicians to implement a project, or you would like to have us handle the regular maintenance, management, and support that your in-house team would normally be responsible for, DS Tech can help promote a higher and more rapid ROI for any project.
Not only can co-managed IT services benefit your new technology implementations, it can help your organization with several other IT issues including:
- Comprehensive IT support
- Managing mobility
- Policy making and enforcement
- Business analysis
- Vendor management
- Maintaining compliance
While strategic investments in technology can improve a business substantially, many times implementing that technology presents more problems than solutions. it’s good to have the expertise of people that continually work with technology day-in and day-out.
If you would like to learn more about our co-managed IT services, and how they can be just the thing you need when you are looking to maximize your project ROI, call us today at (906) 786-0057.