Are you the executive of a small to mid-sized Austin or San Antonio business with an internal IT staff already in place? If so, we bet you think they’ve got everything handled and maybe they do…. Maybe. But, if you are like most of the CEOs we work with to deliver co-managed IT, your IT person or department is significantly understaffed, overwhelmed, and simply not able to keep up with the growing demands your company is putting on them.

It may be a hard pill to swallow but, they also might NOT be as prepared and capable as you may think to handle the rising complexity of IT systems for your growing company AND the overwhelming sophistication of cyber threats with the current resources, time, and skillsets they have. If this is true, your organization IS AT SERIOUS RISK for a significant IT failure, resulting in data breaches, downtime, loss of money, loss of reputation, lawsuits, fines, and perhaps even the DEMISE of your company. Perish the thought!

Luckily, there is a new and innovative approach to IT called Co-Managed IT Services and Support (or co-managed IT, for brevity’s sake) that will help you fill in any gaps in your current IT department.

 

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So, What Is Co-Managed IT?

In short, co-managed IT is a way for growing companies to get the helping hands, specialized expertise and IT management and automation tools they need WITHOUT the cost and difficulty of finding, managing, and retaining a large IT staff OR investing in expensive software tools.

This is NOT about taking over your IT leader’s job or replacing your IT department. It is also NOT a one-off project-based relationship where the IT company would limit their support to a single “event” (although you CAN get help with projects with co-managed IT services).

What it IS is a flexible partnership between your internal IT department and a trustworthy Managed Security Service Provider (or MSSP) to help you get the superior IT support and services your business needs at a much lower cost.

 

We’ve compiled a list of the top 8 reasons hiring a Co-Managed IT Partner is great for your growing business:

  1. A Co-Managed IT Partnership Does Not Replace Your IT Staff; They Make Them BETTER. By filling in the gaps and assisting them, giving them superior tools and training, and freeing them to be more proactive and strategic, a Co-Managed IT Partnership makes them FAR more productive for you. As an added bonus, they won’t get burned out, frustrated, and leave, significantly lowering your turnover rate.
  2. You Don’t Have To Add To Your Company HeadCount. Let’s face it, finding, hiring, and retaining TOP talent is brutally difficult. With co-managed IT, you do not have the cost, overhead or risk of a big IT team and department. A knowledgeable and trustworthy Co-Managed IT Partner does not take vacations or sick leave, nor will you lose them to maternity leave, an illness, because they must relocate with their spouse or because they found a better job.
  3. Your IT Team Gets Instant Access To The SAME Powerful IT Automation And Management Tools Used By Your Co-Managed IT Services Provider. These tools will enable them to prioritize and resolve your employees’ problems faster, improve communication and make your IT department EXPONENTIALLY more effective and efficient. These are software tools your company could not reasonably afford on its own, but they are included with a co-managed IT partnership.
  4. Your Business Has “9-1-1” On-Site. In the unexpected event your IT leader was unable to perform their job OR if (God forbid) a disaster was to strike, your Co-Managed IT Services Partner could instantly provide support to prevent the whole organization screeching to a halt, costing you time and money you simply shouldn’t have to spend.
  5. You Get A TEAM Of Knowledgeable, Experienced, Friendly IT Professionals. No one IT person can know or do it all. As a co-managed IT client, your IT lead will have access to a vast ocean of expertise to help them figure out the best solution to a problem, to get advice on a situation or error they’ve never encountered before, and to help decide what technologies are most appropriate for your business (without having to do the work of investigating them ALL by themselves).
  6. You’ll Stop Worrying (Or Worry Much Less!) About Falling Victim To A Major Cyber-Attack. Your Managed IT Services Provider can assist your IT leader in implementing next-gen cybersecurity protections to prevent or significantly mitigate the damages of a ransomware attack or security breach. They can also assist in providing employee awareness training and help you initiate controls to prevent employees from doing things that would compromise the security and integrity of your network and data (like clicking on a malicious link in a dangerous spear-phishing email).
  7. A Co-Managed IT Partnership Provides Your IT Leader And Team Free Workshops And Ongoing Training. Included in a Co-Managed IT Partnership are quarterly workshops and webinars for co-managed IT clients, so they are kept up to date on critical topics such as cybersecurity, disaster recovery, compliance regulations, best practices, and more, keeping your organization safer from employee error-induced disasters.
  1. No Long Term Contracts. We’re not going to lie; this benefit is pretty substantial considering the flexibility it provides you. With no long-term commitment, you get a flexible workforce you can expand, and contract AS NEEDED. No more feeling trapped because you’re locked into a long-term contract with a company you no longer want to work with!

 

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” – Warren Buffet

 

 

So, if you suspect your internal IT staff is UNDERSTAFFED and OVERWHELMED, leaving your organization at SERIOUS RISK of an IT failure resulting in a data breach, downtime, loss of money, loss of reputation, lawsuits, fines, and perhaps even its DEMISE, as the ONLY IT firm in San Antonio or Austin with a TRUE Co-Managed IT partnership program, we would like to offer you a FREE, no-obligation Co-Managed IT Consultation to explore how (if?) a Co-Managed IT Partnership would benefit your business. Click the link to schedule TODAY: https://www.juerntech.com/co-managed-consultation/

Not ready to schedule a consultation just yet? We understand, you might want a little more information before taking that step just yet. If this is the case, we would like to offer you our FREE guide with lots of crucial information about Co-Managed IT Services and Support. Click the link NOW to download our FREE Guide To Co-Managed IT Services: https://www.juerntech.com/guide-to-co-managed-it-services/