“Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong.” – Les Brown
For years, MSP’s have rolled out their services to support smaller companies that don’t have an IT department to cover their needs. What about the SMB’s that have a smaller IT staff, and are stretched so thin that they’re barely able to keep up with their day-to-day workload, let alone strategize and execute plans for the company’s growth?
Where do they go for support?
Enter the concept of co-managed IT. If you’re not super familiar with it, you can check out our posts here and here for more information.
Essentially, we partner with you as an extension of your IT department to enhance your abilities, helping you and your team shine.
You may be convinced this is the right area to explore for your company, but how do you sell your boss or CEO on the needs or benefits of a co-managed IT solution?
Here are 3 tips for pitching your boss on co-managed IT for your organization.
Focus On What Matters for IT Maintenance
With a limited staff, you’re required to manage every bit of the IT maintenance and growth within your institution… even the mundane and time-consuming tasks like updates, patching, and backups. In a co-managed relationship, we can handle those tasks so that you and your team can focus on the main IT objectives for your organization.
Access To A Team Of Experts
You know the ins and outs of your systems and how to support your company’s employees, but there may be gaps in your team’s capabilities. With co-managed IT, we help fill in those gaps with a team of experts. Need help bolstering your cyber security measures and rolling out MFA? We can help with that. Have ambitions to migrate to cloud services? We can develop and help execute a strategy for doing so. With the full capabilities of being an MSP, we bring that expertise to the table to join your team.
Scalability & Cost Savings
Hiring new staff for your team can be a costly endeavor, not to mention the length and time spent on the hiring process along with training that new hire. In a co-managed relationship, there is minimal “ramp-up” time needed.
One of the most valuable aspects of the co-managed relationship is our ability to vary the workload depending on your requirements. If you have seasonal fluctuations that require more or less support, we can adjust with you. If some of your team is out sick or take a vacation, we can jump in to fill the gaps since we already know how your systems work and what you need.
Your IT Partners – We’re Here To Support You
If you would like to learn more about how we can work together to grow your team and capabilities, we would love to hear from you!