Hiring a full-time IT professional may not make financial sense for your business. As a small operation, you likely do not require someone to be on hand at all times. This would require you to pay a salary to a tech professional. When you consider the taxes, Social Security, and other payments, you’re quickly looking at a hundred thousand dollars you have to add to your payroll.
And yet you don’t want to just leave yourself completely open to external threats. Even if an external threat doesn’t strike, you might run into website problems or online shop failures, which can cost you hundreds (or more) for every day it is down. The simple solution to all of this is to take advantage of a managed IT service.
With a managed IT service, an off-site party handles all of your IT needs. And because other businesses in the community take advantage of the managed IT services, you end up paying a dramatically lower price than what you would if you were to hire a full-time employee. This kind of service allows you to receive all of the benefits of having a full-time IT professional at a fraction of the price. This way, it’s still easy enough to afford the necessary IT protection without putting yourself in harm’s way.