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4 Myths About Outsourced IT

4 Myths About Outsourced IT

4 Myths About Outsourced IT
Posted by TEAM ASCEND on 7/18/23 8:00 AM

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Outsourcing IT services have become increasingly popular for businesses looking to optimize their technological infrastructure and streamline operations. However, along with the growing popularity, various myths have emerged surrounding outsourced IT.

So let's debunk four common outsourced IT myths and shed light on the realities of partnering with an IT service provider, also known as a Managed Service Provider (MSP). By separating fact from fiction, you'll better understand the benefits of outsourcing IT, allowing you to make informed decisions for your organization's technological needs.


Myth #1: They only solve technical difficulties.

Despite the common jokes around IT support, outsourced IT is more than just break/fix solutions. Beyond the everyday issues, these experts also provide preventative support and operational growth for your organization. These offerings can include managed cybersecurity, data backup and recovery, cloud migration, and infrastructure solutions. A good IT partner is there to guide your organization through your IT journey as you grow.

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Myth #2: Outsourced IT is only for enterprise organizations.

Businesses from small to large and across all industries can reap the benefits of partnering with an MSP. Small or even Midsized businesses with enterprise needs often have limited resources to dedicate to building out and maintaining their IT. In addition to established operations, they need a strong cyber strategy to prevent but also recover from cyber attacks. Otherwise, they are an easy target, and their chance of a breach increases exponentially.

The burden of managing your internal IT independently can take those limited resources away from your core business goals. MSPs are capable of handling a multitude of technology demands. By utilizing their experts, you unlock years of experience to launch your organization forward.


Myth #3: Outsourcing costs too much.

The dollar signs can often overshadow the benefits of outsourcing your IT. However, if you analyze the benefits and compare those to what it would cost to build in-house, it shows to be extremely cost-effective.

Building an in-house IT team has many associated expenses, such as recruitment, ongoing training, salaries, and benefits. This is on top of the constant investments for infrastructure upgrades and software licenses required to keep up with competitors as technology advances. Additionally, in-house IT generally isn't 24/7 coverage like an MSP.

You can gain immediate access to experts in a multitude of technologies while avoiding the time, energy, and costs of recruiting or maintaining them internally.


Myth #4: You lose control of your IT operations.

MSPs are strategic advisors who grow with your organization. The right MSP will improve visibility into your IT operations and will work alongside you as a guide on your IT journey. As an invested partner in your success, they'll provide detailed analytics and performance metrics that give you insights into your overall performance. Additionally, they will help you set innovative goals to grow your organization.

The right IT partner will encourage transparency and data-driven decision-making.


Ascend Can Help

You need a partner that empowers you to make informed decisions and leverages the full potential of outsourced IT services. As an experienced MSP, we're here to help guide you on your IT journey. Our team of dedicated experts commits to understanding your unique needs and aligning our solutions with your business goals.

You gain a comprehensive range of IT solutions, including proactive support, cybersecurity solutions, cloud integration, and infrastructure management. With our guidance, you can navigate the ever-evolving technology landscape with confidence and focus on what matters most—your core business objectives.

Take the first step towards unlocking the true potential of your technology. Contact us today for a consultation, and let us show you how we can be your trusted IT partner.

Check out these Outsourced IT resources:

6 Signs Your Technology Is Holding Your Business Back

8 Benefits of Outsourced IT

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