Flat-Rate or Internal I.T.?
Managed services in Tulsa are likely to save you money over internal solutions, and there are several reasons why. One of the most dramatic reasons is personnel costs.
Did you know a network administrator is going to draw a salary which averages between $38,000 and $78,000 annually? That’s on the low-end. According to InhouseCIO, what a network administrator draws annually can be as high as $188,000— that’s quite a chunk of change, but let’s plot our model conservatively and use the $38,000 figure:
In ten years, that network administrator has cost your business a minimum of $380,000. If you were paying $3,000 a month for managed services, you would save $20,000 in this scenario. Likely, you’ll pay much less than that— probably between $500 and $1,500— depending on the needs of your company, of course. Bigger companies will have bigger needs, but then, they’ll have more expensive personnel as well.
There’s definitely a balance, but here’s something else to consider: a network administrator hired at a minimum of $38k/year likely isn’t going to be working for a business with one or two employees. Likely, that individual will be working with a small to medium-sized organization with between 20 and 50 employees or more. Up to a point, he’ll be able to handle the load on his own, but he’s going to need help eventually. The best technician can’t avoid getting sick once or twice throughout the year— what if the system crashes while your network administrator is down with the flu? Well, then you’ll need a backup administrator. As your company grows, you’re going to need more staff. If each employee costs a minimum of $38k/annually (without additional benefits factored in), by the time you reach five of them, you’re looking at $190,000 a year.
Meanwhile, managed services in Tulsa offered at a flat-rate can probably save you more than $10k every year. Here’s how that breaks down:
You’ve got on-site equipment costs which can be largely— or incrementally— replaced by mobile solutions via the cloud. If you can phase-out an internal system, that’ll likely save you more than $10k a year alone. Beyond that, with managed services, you’re going to have continuously monitored support. This means there is always someone keeping an eye on your systems to ensure everything is functioning normally and there aren’t any upgrades or fixes that need to be applied. Next, you get to cut the cost of on-site personnel for more experienced technicians hailing from an MSP. All these things are combined to increase productivity and operational optimization, ultimately yielding higher profit.
Unless you’re some secretive government intelligence agency located in a subterranean facility somewhere between Langley and D.C., you’ll probably benefit from outsourced MSP support providing flat-rate services and the like. Even if you are such a facility, a hybrid cloud storing sensitive data on-site could be desirable.
A Clear Choice
You’ll save through managed services in Tulsa offered at a flat rate because:
- You’ll spend less on employees
- You’ll spend less on equipment
- Operations will be optimized for greater profitability
At JMARK Business Solutions, Inc., we offer flat-rate I.T. support solutions to optimize your business. Contact us to conserve resources even as your business expands.