Using Managed Services can be really beneficial for organisations as a whole, but did you know it can also help individual roles within your business?
How Managed Services can benefit the CFO
There are lots of financial incentives for using Managed Services. It’s a cost-effective option for many companies (which is sure is to make CFOs happy!).
Managed Services are provided at a fixed per user per month fee, which means you can effectively budget for IT and make accurate cash flow projections for the year ahead.
Because you might need to recruit less IT staff by using Managed Services, businesses can also save money on employee pay and benefits through managing headcount. Employee-related cost and risk is also reduced through outsourcing.
CFOs working in the public sector should use an MSP that meets HMRC requirements for a ‘Contracted Out Service’. This lets VAT be reclaimed on all outsourced IT services, hardware and software.
How Managed Services can benefit the CIO
IT security is a major priority for most businesses. Managed Services help CIOs ensure that user devices have the most secure configuration possible. Systems are also constantly monitored, managed and patched for the most robust security stance and better uptime.
Many MSPs have a team dedicated to security, so using one gives CIOs access to industry-leading expertise that might not otherwise be available within the business.
How Managed Services can benefit the CTO
CTOs can transform their IT team from a triage function to a team that is integral to strategic development.
By using an MSP for some IT functions the in-house IT team is free to focus on high-value, high-impact projects that make them a proactive force in the organisation, not reactive.
How Managed Services can benefit the COO
For COOs, Managed Services provide benefits in relation to support and productivity.
They can access a large bank of IT support staff that will keep users enabled and optimally productive. Using an MSP can also reduce the number of processes and low-level tasks within the organisation, which makes everyone more productive and able to do their jobs.
Desktop as a Service is a Managed Service which lets users access apps and a full-featured computing environment from any device and location that has an internet connection. This is operationally beneficial because it leads to better productivity.
How Managed Services can benefit the CEO
Outsourcing lets CEOs control the size of teams and optimise the resources which exist already in the organisation. A pool of expert IT professionals are always one hand, with the capacity to support user demand, even in very large companies.
The overall efficiency of an organisation can also be increased, because end-user device challenges can be resolved more quickly for less downtime.
And because all of this is delivered on a per user per month cost, CEOs can accurately predict IT spend for the year or month and make cash flow projections without unforeseen costs cropping up.