Co-managed IT is not a one-size-fits-all approach. It takes a skilled and trusted managed IT provider to understand your unique business needs and recommend the right technology solutions to support those needs. Whether your business operates with an internal IT team or not, an MSP can benefit your business — but that MSP needs to be the right fit. There are many nuances to consider when it comes to deciding if co-managed IT is right for your business. In this blog post, let’s explore a few top reasons for implementing co-managed IT.

Your Internal IT Team Needs to Focus on Strategic Initiatives or Requires Additional Resources

One common scenario where co-managed IT may be the right fit is when your internal IT team needs additional resources to manage a specific project or function. For example, your business may be implementing a new technology solution that requires specialized expertise, and the internal IT team may not have the necessary skills or experience. In this case, partnering with a trusted MSP can provide additional resources and expertise to help the internal IT team complete the project successfully.

Another situation where co-managed IT may be the right fit is when your internal IT team needs to focus on strategic initiatives, such as developing a new product or service, or expanding your business into new markets. In this scenario, an MSP can take on day-to-day IT tasks, freeing up the internal IT team to focus on the bigger picture projects to support your business. Check out this blog post to see other ways MSPs can support your internal IT team.

Your Organization Needs 24/7 IT Support

Co-managed IT may also be the right fit when your organization requires 24/7 IT support. This is especially beneficial for organizations who may not have access to an internal IT team and need round-the-clock, 24/7 monitoring. When you have a trusted MSP that can provide 24/7 IT support, you can rest assured that your data stays protected, your team stays secure, and your business stays up and running.

With 24/7 IT support, your business will experience a myriad of benefits. For one, turning to a team of experts with decades of experience in the field is a better way to manage time and resources. According to global managed services market growth research from Mordor Intelligence, MSPs can improve operational efficiencies by 46 to 65 percent. MSPs can also help implement the right tools to increase efficiency among your team. Whether your business implements automation for specific tasks or utilizes the cloud for easy collaboration, you and your team will be able to increase efficiency and save time with the proper technology.

Your Organization Needs to Reduce Costs

In some cases, co-managed IT may be the right fit when if your organization needs to reduce costs or stick to a tight budget. Research by Infrascale found that the top reason businesses opt to work with MSPs is to save costs. When you partner with an IT service provider, you control the costs. As a business, you will be able to budget more effectively by only paying for what you need. Additionally, you’ll save money by not having to hire or train a dedicated IT team. MSPs can provide cost-effective IT support and services, allowing your business to maintain a high level of IT support without incurring additional staffing costs.

In Need of Co-Managed IT? Consider PCA

Co-managed IT can be a beneficial approach for your business, but it needs to be the right fit. Whether your internal IT team requires additional resources, your organization needs 24/7 IT support, or your business needs to reduce overall spending costs, co-managed IT may be the right answer — and PCA is here to support you every step of the way.

Since 1989, we have been serving a variety of small to medium-sized businesses across the Western New York region and beyond. What makes us stand out? Our genuine approach to understand your business. We do this by truly listening to the needs of your organization and simplifying the entire technology onboarding experience. From cloud computing and cybersecurity services to business phone systems and software development, PCA is here to support your business growth. Explore our services or contact us directly today — we look forward to seeing if we are the right fit for your business.