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Top 5 Reasons to Outsource your IT to an MSP

IT managed services is an expanding sector, currently worth $23.21 billion worldwide and projected to grow at 2.86% per year (1). And it’s no surprise that more and more companies are partnering with a Managed Service Provider (or MSP). In a world where technology is the driving force behind your business’ growth, staying ahead of the curve isn’t just an option – it’s a necessity. 


There are so many benefits to outsourcing your IT rather than maintaining an in-house team. In this article, we’ll share our top 5 reasons. Let’s get started.


1 – Expertise and Specialised Skills


When you outsource your IT to a managed service provider, you immediately gain access to skills and expertise that would be extremely hard (and expensive) to hire into your in-house IT team. 


Your MSP’s team will have experts across the board, from IT support to cybersecurity to network infrastructure management and beyond. They’re there to complement your in-house team, filling in the gaps in their knowledge rather than replacing them. 


Your managed service provider’s job is to stay up-to-date with the fast-evolving world of technology. If a new solution becomes available that they think – with their experience – could accelerate your business growth, they’ll recommend it to you.


Finally, when it comes to complex IT tasks, like moving your IT operation to the cloud, your MSP will put people with the right specific knowledge on the job. They’re the people who do it every day, so you can rest assured your cloud migration project will be a success.


2 – Enhanced Security and Risk Management 


The sad fact is that cyber attackers see small and medium-sized businesses as easy targets. While a large company may look like a jackpot to cyber attackers, they’re usually better defended. On the other hand, SMBs are often easier for would-be attackers to breach, so they focus on hitting smaller prizes. A study by Verizon in the US found that 46% of all cyber breaches were in businesses with less than 1,000 employees (2).


An MSP is much better than an in-house IT team at dealing with security threats. Their experts stay up-to-date with the latest technologies, trends and best practices to keep your business’ network and sensitive data safe.


At Vnetrix, we help our clients boost their cyber security credentials, including securing the National Cyber Security Centre’s Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications (3), which show your customers that you take cyber security seriously. 

3 – Cost Efficiency and Scalability


Cost efficiency is another compelling reason to outsource your IT management. Partnering with an MSP is much more cost-effective than hiring and maintaining an internal IT team, particularly in specialist areas like cyber security. In addition, your MSP will help you get more from your money with initiatives like cloud migration instead of on-site hardware.


In addition, the cost model of MSPs is that you only pay for what you need. As your business grows, your IT managed services can grow with it. Need to add users? It’s easy. Want to roll out new technologies to make your people more productive? Your MSP will make it happen. With this level of flexibility, you can take an agile approach and hit your business goals.


4 – Proactive Monitoring and Maintenance


An in-house IT team is usually reactive, meaning they only deal with problems after they happen. On the other hand, an MSP will proactively monitor your IT systems, so they can identify potential issues before they become major problems. 


Then, when a problem does arise, your MSP has the expertise to fix it faster and at a lower cost. Your MSP’s team will be highly trained and experienced in fixing issues across a range of clients. There’s little they haven’t seen before, so you can be sure they’ll know what to do.

5 – Focus on Core Business Competencies


When you outsource your IT services (rather than handling it yourself), you immediately create time for yourself. Think about the time you and your people spend each day on niggly IT problems like your email going down or a computer freezing. Outsourcing your IT management immediately removes that burden, so you and your people can spend that time doing what you do best. For example, you can focus on the strategic initiatives that accelerate your business growth.


What’s more, your managed service provider can advise you on adding more tech to your business to make you more efficient – like automating workflows and upgrading solutions – so you’ll have even more time to concentrate on what truly matters.


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When you outsource your IT management to an MSP, you immediately gain access to specialist expertise, boost your cyber security, lower your business costs, minimise IT problems and get time back to spend on what you do best. 


There are just so many benefits. In fact, here’s another five:

– Maintain compliance with all relevant industry regulations

– Get access to new technologies that help you compete with larger companies

– Get control over your IT costs

– Reduce training costs for your in-house IT staff

– Decrease downtime which negatively affects your business


But at its core, a managed service provider is there to remove the burden and stress of IT management so you can focus on your business. 


So, what’s stopping you?


Talk to Vnetrix


For over two decades, Vnetrix has provided our clients with personalised IT managed services that cover all business needs. We’re not just IT experts, we’re your partners, 

allowing you to focus on managing the success of your business. 


Ask us for a quote, or talk to us about why you should outsource IT managed services or switch from your current provider.


To find out more, visit the Vnetrix IT managed services page today. 



1 – Statista– Managed Services – Worldwide

2 – Mastercard – No business is too small to need protection from cyber threats

3 – NCSC – Cyber Essentials

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