Are you considering engaging an outsourced Managed IT provider for your business but are unsure whether you need a fully managed or co-management solution? This post will explore the differences and help define each service so you can make an informed decision that is best for your business!
So, What Is Co-Managed IT Services?
Co-managed IT Services are just like they sound. When you engage a company to co-manage your IT services your in-house team shares the responsibility of managing your IT with your provider. Co-managed services are an excellent choice if you already have an in-house team but need additional personnel to manage your infrastructure or data center resources for growth.
The Key Benefits of Co-Managed Services:
• Shared responsibility with an in-house IT department/team
• Flexibility to scale up or down compute, storage, and network requirements as needed
• Frees up your current IT staff to focus on mission-critical, innovative solutions
What Are Managed IT Services?
With a fully managed IT solution, you engage a team of experts who take care of your entire IT infrastructure for you. This includes overseeing the maintenance of your network and infrastructure. Managed IT typically includes cloud migration, monitoring and maintenance, cybersecurity, software and hardware management, consulting, and more.
Key Benefits of Fully Managed IT:
• Assumes the role of your IT department
•Enables you to save money by using fewer resources
• Eliminates the need (and costs) for hiring, training, and managing in-house IT staff
So, Which is Right for Your Business?
The fact is, both Managed and Co-Managed IT solutions can benefit your business. It really depends on your unique needs. Both services are designed to reduce downtime and lower costs. Both offer valuable insights into compliance and regulatory issues, and both offer support and hardware/software solutions.
With either a Managed IT or Co-managed IT solution, you can lower costs, free time for more critical business functions, and improve compliance and security.
If you’re still unsure which solution is right for your business, reach out to a Managed IT provider. They can explain your options and help you make the most of your technology.
About Logista Solutions
Logista Solutions is a nationally recognized leader in a broad range of technology management solutions. As one of the largest technology support providers in the U.S., Logista provides innovative and holistic solutions to help companies take control of their IT infrastructure and achieve better business outcomes. Popular services include Managed IT as a Service, VoIP and Unified Communications, Managed Print, Cloud Services and Asset Disposition.