Do Managed Services Really Save You Money? Why Yes Actually, They Do!
You always hear how Managed Services Providers (MSP) are geared to save you money on your IT expenses. Problem is, it is always the MSP who is telling you that. Just like Staples has the lowest prices – ahem, I mean Future Shop – or was it Best Buy…?
I guess what I am saying is you have to consider the source. Of course MSP’s are going to tell you that they will save you money; cost is a huge consideration after all, and they want to win your business. But this time it isn’t Syncronet (or any other MSP) shouting it out – it’s a huge non-profit, well-known, independent and trustworthy organization called the Computer Technology Industry Association aka CompTIA.
Let’s face it – money makes the world go ’round and cost savings is THE biggest driver behind the adoption of cloud technologies. It is also one of most common reasons to outsource to an MSP. And with that being the case, this horse race is over and done. Nearly 100% of organizations polled indicate they have enjoyed substantial reductions in their IT spend since outsourcing some or all information services to an MSP.
Here are the numbers from a CompTIA survey of over 400 businesses (end-user organizations, NOT tech outfits) conducted in June this year:
- 46% have reduced their budgets by at least 25% or more
- 13% of the above have cut spending by over 50%
- 50% said they have cut annual costs by anywhere from 1% to 24%
Basically, over 96% of the respondents say Managed Services saves them money. Period. But are they getting the value they expect? You tell me:
- 89% of Managed Services users are very satisfied with their experience
- Reasons for happiness are many and varied: Uptime, Security, Contract flexibility, Ease of Use, etc.
Disbelievers take note. Outsourcing to an MSP works and now (finally) we have an independent body to stand behind what we have been saying for at least the last 5 years. And when you add additional costs savings through reduced unplanned downtime, it would be hard to imagine why anyone would resist outsourcing IT support, at least in some capacity.
At Syncronet, we’ve taken Managed Services to a whole new level. Many MSP’s are simply about remote monitoring and maintenance and while that’s all good and fine, Managed Services has evolved drastically in the last couple of years. It’s no longer enough to be a “trusted partner”; that’s become a table stake. And unlike the others, Syncronet has raised the bar. We’re all about IT as a business process and becoming a strategic ally. Check us out and get us In Sync With Your Business.