Managed service provider for internal benefit
February 16th, 2016
Business leaders are often reluctant to outsource IT work for a variety of reasons. Whether this leads to hiring someone to manage IT operations or expanding an existing employee’s workload, internally managing the online infrastructure required to operate a successful business requires a costly investment of time for, and often salary, payroll tax, and benefits.
The complexity of infrastructure configurations continues to increase, meaning that time spent by employees learning how to build horizontal architectures and develop and/or maintain the necessary software is time that cannot be used to innovate or focus exclusively on work that generates revenue. A managed service provider like LSG can provide those services more efficiently and affordably, allowing employees to channel their energy more profitably.
The learning curve for new technology is steep. Why spend company time and money for employees to stay on top of each progression when a managed service provider already keeps up with the latest advances?
Internal employees may have little incentive to learn a new software as quickly as possible, but people who love their professional services job will likely go home and read about the technology on their own time. A technician who has been studying a new system by reading and practicing on their own computer will be excited for the chance to implement that system in a real-world setting, benefiting an actual company. This also ensures that internal employees don’t lose valuable time they could spend on their existing projects learning technology that will become obsolete in the future.
While LSG may not be familiar with the operations of a new client’s business, we offer extensive experience in managing IT systems. When a company’s internal employees bring their knowledge of the everyday operations of their business and combine it with our proven track record of providing technological solutions to business problems, we efficiently help businesses achieve results.
For a longer discussion on the increasing complexity of technological solutions, check out this article from Forbes.