As organizations grow, they may not even recognize a point at which they need to outsource some functions until some kind of event signals the need. Payroll services are one example, and accounting services are another. 

Maybe the paychecks aren’t ready one day, or the IRS wants to conduct an audit. When it comes to managed services, several signals can let management know it is time to outsource … they just need to recognize them as such. The following are several events or issues that point to looking for outside help.

  1. Lack of In-House Expertise: Maybe your IT staff handled it all when you founded the company but don’t have the skills or expertise to manage and maintain your tech infrastructure effectively. 
  2. Frequent IT Issues: Downtime, data breaches, or other serious problems are significant red flags you need help. A managed service provider (MSP) can help ensure these issues are minimized or eliminated going forward. 
  3. High IT Costs: Maintaining your IT infrastructure in-house can be expensive. Outsourcing can actually save you money. 
  4. Free Up Resources: You need to focus on your core business. If you and your staff are spending too much time on the nuts and bolts of your IT infrastructure, it’s time to consider managed services. 
  5. Security: We don’t need to tell you that cybersecurity threats are rising, and compliance with data protection regulations is becoming ever more critical. If your IT staff is struggling to stay on top of it all, don’t take risks that can have a devastating impact on your business. A managed services provider can handle it all for you. 
  6. Scalability: Maybe one of the reasons you’re struggling with IT issues is because the business has grown. If continued growth is part of the plan, ensuring your IT infrastructure can scale with you is vital. Don’t let it get in the way of your expansion plans. Bring in a managed services provider partner to ensure your technology will keep pace with your goals. 
  7. Data Backup & Recovery: You probably have some data backup system, or maybe you don’t. It only takes one incident, just one, to cause a disaster. An MSP can quickly set you up with a robust backup system and disaster recovery solution. 
  8. Round-the-clock support: If your in-house team is complaining about late-night emergency calls or being distracted by minor, yet necessary, fixes, know that a managed services provider can handle all of that for you. Your IT team will thank you. 

Other reasons to consider outsourcing some or all of your IT functions to a managed services provider include employee productivity, budget forecasting, compliance, and strategic planning. Still, the above list covers the leading reasons businesses cite when deciding. 

Take a few moments to think about your business’s IT infrastructure … is it time for you to consider an outsourced solution? If so, do not hesitate to call or email us. We’re happy to work with you to customize the solution for your business. Call 800-854-2444 or visit