4 Myths About Co-Managed IT

Bell Holder

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Your organization might need help deciding between relying solely on your in-house IT team or outsourcing technology management to an IT service provider. DKBinnovative offers a third quality-focused option, co-managed IT. A co-managed IT option offers the best of both worlds. Co-managed services blend the convenience of in-house IT with specialized support from experts at DKBinnovative. As a result, your organization will gain the expertise and resources required to address any IT gaps while avoiding the need to recruit, train, and keep qualified talent.

DKBinnovative understands the challenges of navigating co-managed IT and is here to help you make informed decisions. We want to bust some common myths around co-managed IT services.

Myth 1: Co-managed technology service is too expensive.

Many believe co-managed IT is too expensive, but that's a common misconception. In reality, it's a cost-effective option allowing you to share the workload without compromising quality.

The cost of downtime caused by your in-house IT team dealing with unexpected issues or disruptions can be much higher than that of co-managed IT. Co-managed IT saves money by offering scalability and expertise. This will reduce downtime and keep technology up to date, making it a more cost-effective option than relying solely on in-house IT.

Myth 2: My organization isn't big enough for outsourced co-managed IT

Co-managed IT is an excellent tool for smaller organizations with limited resources. Many organizations assume that only large enterprises can benefit from outsourced IT services. Still, organizations of all sizes can reap the rewards of co-managed IT.

DKBinnovative customizes our services for specific business goals and fills identified gaps, which can be particularly valuable for smaller organizations. Smaller organizations are just as vulnerable to cyberattacks as larger enterprises, making the advanced security solutions DKB provides even more crucial.

Myth 3: Outsourced IT providers are not invested in our success.

It's a myth that partnering with an IT service provider for co-managed IT services means relinquishing control over your organization's technology. This is far from the truth. Instead, a good IT service provider will strive to provide co-managed IT services that align with your business goals and outcomes. Your success is our success. At DKB, we are dedicated to aligning your business and IT strategy.

Ensuring a co-managed IT service provider is committed to your organization, and your success is crucial when choosing one. At DKB, we want to help you make the right choice. We even created a video series about the questions you should ask a managed service provider.

In a co-managed model, the IT service provider becomes an extension of your organization's team, but the internal team controls the relationship. This balance ensures that the IT service provider fully aligns with your organization to help you succeed.

Myth 4: I would have to fire my IT department.

One common concern is that implementing co-managed IT services may lead to job loss for internal IT staff. However, co-managed services are meant to supplement existing resources rather than replace them.

In a co-managed model, your IT and DKB have distinct roles and responsibilities that complement each other. As a result, your IT staff can work alongside highly skilled and experienced IT professionals, often boosting their morale and job satisfaction.

Internal IT staff will also gain access to cutting-edge technology and advanced IT solutions, which can help them stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends.

Now that you know, give us a call.

Co-managed IT is an excellent option for organizations seeking to combine in-house and outsourced IT. However, not all IT service providers are created equal, and selecting the right partner can significantly impact the success of your co-managed IT strategy. Collaborating with a knowledgeable provider who understands your company's unique needs is critical.

Successful organizations need a managed service provider who knows the importance of strategy and best practice alignment and focuses on your goals.

That's where we come in!

DKBinnovative understands the importance of co-managed IT and will help you chart your flight plan to success.

Schedule your free IT strategy call today to discuss how co-managed IT can benefit your organization and learn more about how we can assist you with all your IT needs.

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