Why You Should Outsource Your School’s IT Support to a Managed Service Provider

September 2nd, 2021
Why You Should Outsource Your School’s IT Support to a Managed Service Provider

With the school year just started, as an educator, you're faced with difficult trials. These challenges include keeping everyone safe from the pandemic, maintaining compliance with COVID regulations, staff shortages, school funding, and curriculum planning. The one thing you won't have to worry about - managing the IT environment at your school.

Many schools across the country depend on managed services providers to fulfill their IT needs. You may also want to consider this for your school. Not only will the partnership free up some of your time for more pressing matters, but it also allows your school to have technology professionals handle one of the most critical aspects of its infrastructure.

You Will Gain The Following Benefits If You Work With A Managed Service Provider:

 

Flexibility

School systems must keep up with the rapidly changing technology world. Technology never stays the same. Three of the main factors of these changes are data, security, and automation. The amount of data that we have continues to grow, security protocols are constantly changing to prevent security breaches, and more people are relying on automation. Outsourcing helps your school's technology infrastructure adapt to the constant changes of IT. To maintain their certifications, IT professionals continuously attend training courses; therefore, they know what the latest IT trends are. An experienced IT provider will also be able to strategize and lay out a plan for your school to better align your network for optimal efficiency.

Cost

According to salary.com, the average salary for an IT Technician in Los Angeles costs between $46,550. to $76,682. That’s at least $3,879 a month for an entry-level technician. Partnering with a reputable managed service provider is more economical because you pay a predetermined monthly cost, and it comes with a team of qualified professionals on board. In addition, you can scale the level of support to match your needs.

User Support

Teachers are not IT specialists; they are there to help students learn. Your teachers need to have the proper resources to educate their students efficiently. By having a team of technology professionals overseeing your classroom technology, your teachers will have access to the technical support they need whenever they need it.

Security

Schools are one of the top targets of cybercriminals. These hackers can do a lot of damage if they get into your school’s network. Just recently, Judson Independent School District, a public school district based in Live Oak, Texas, paid over half a million dollars to hackers as a result of a ransomware attack. As a managed service provider, part of our duty is to ensure proactive security measures are in place to avoid such attacks. Our company can help you defend against these attacks by conducting network assessments, monitoring, training employees, as well as using the most advanced security tools on the market.

Our team of IT experts will be a great asset to your organization in managing your infrastructure. Contact Us today!