When you think of optimizing your nonprofit's IT infrastructure, outsourcing your primary business functions to a managed services provider (MSP) doesn't always immediately come to mind. You need to spend time, money, and energy looking for the firm that provides all the services you need and all that work can detract from your capacity to complete your nonprofit’s mission.
Outsourcing your managed services, however, can free your nonprofit up from burdensome, often highly time consuming tasks your in-house team was handling before outsourcing. Think about all the times your software installations went awry, or your nonprofit’s in-house server went down, halting work for a few minutes, or even a few hours.
There are a bevy of little things that make huge differences in the efficiencies of a nonprofit’s IT infrastructure, but unfortunately, many of these fall through the cracks in most organizations due to a lack of time and resources.
See a few of the other more noticeable benefits that can result from outsourcing the management of your nonprofit's data below:
1. Access to Professional IT Staff
By outsourcing your data management, you have the peace of mind knowing you have a highly trained, off-site IT staff, that you can call upon at a moment's notice — without the full-time employees costs. You have access to a knowledgeable support staff that can be reached immediately if you have any kind of computer problem or question. And often times, they'll be reaching out to you before you even know a problem has occurred!
2. Predictable Spending
Often times you will see a steep reduction in IT costs as a result of outsourcing. Under a MSP's program, you pay one flat rate and get all of the technical support needed. This is a true benefit because as we know all too well, outrageous IT expenses can pop up seemingly overnight.
3. Faster Response Time
Response to issues, outages, or downtime happens in seconds. Through state-of-the-art monitoring and remote management systems, you know that your nonprofit's IT infrastructure has the ability to be accessed, diagnosed, and repaired almost immedaitely.
4. Peace of Mind
You gain incredible peace of mind having the knowledge that there is a highly trained team behind you making sure everything pertaining to your network security and reliability is handled properly, so you don’t have to worry about it.
By outsourcing with a managed services provider your nonprofit can spend less time worrying about and maintaining its IT infrastructure, and spend more time accomplishing its mission.
You have a a nonprofit to run. We’ll take care of your computers.