Fully Outsourced vs. Co-Managed IT

Jun 1, 2023

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As technology advances, it offers businesses and organizations new opportunities to grow. However, when given the opportunity to expand, these advances can also make managing your IT in-house difficult. Times like these can drive an organization to outsource its IT to a reliable IT partner. Did you know that you can take advantage of two types of outsourced IT: fully outsourced IT and co-managed IT? It’s important for your business to understand the differences when choosing the right service that will benefit your business.

So, do you understand the difference between these two services? Have no fear if you don’t—let’s take a deeper look into what fully outsourced IT and co-managed IT can bring to your table.

Co-Managed IT

You have your own IT team, but you’re struggling to get tasks done, and your helpdesk tickets are getting out of control—what can you do? With co-managed IT, your team can take a collaborative approach to IT management with a third-party IT partner. Instead of tackling all your IT responsibilities, you can share the load with an expert who knows what they are doing. Under this method, your business can expect to gain expertise in areas that you might be lacking or provide slack to projects that need more attention. Your service provider might handle complex projects that require more concentration or just alleviate some common work that can help free up your in-house team.

  • Either way, having a helping hand can benefit your business and allocate time where it’s needed the most.

Fully Outsourced IT

Say IT isn’t your cup of tea or you don’t have the capacity to manage your infrastructure in-house—are there options for this? Absolutely! With fully outsourced IT, you are giving the reins to an IT partner who will fully manage your IT infrastructure without the use of an internal IT team. Your newly appointed partner will take full responsibility for managing and maintaining all aspects of your IT including your hardware, software, networking, security and even IT support. You’ll receive proactive monitoring, while getting peace of mind knowing your systems are safe from cyberthreats. This approach can be suitable for businesses who don’t have the resources, expertise or time to manage their IT.

  • Take the stress away from managing your IT, and partner with an expert who knows a thing or two about IT.

How We Can Help You Make the Right Decision

Now that you know the difference between fully outsourced IT and co-managed IT services, do you know what your business needs? The goal is to find a service that works for your business—that’s something we can help you figure out. Whether fully outsourced or co-managed IT, we have you covered. Take the guessing game out of your IT and partner with an MSP like us that can help you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about how our services can aid your business. We can’t wait to speak with you!

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