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Outsourcing IT: Is It the Right Choice for Your School?

By August 14, 2020 No Comments

Today’s technology is complex, especially when it comes to security vulnerabilities and the need to scale up or down quickly. With today’s uncertainty and the potential need for students to do their schoolwork online it can be challenging for school administrators to handle their IT infrastructures.

A Managed IT Services provider can ensure that devices, internet access, and networks are secure and working so your students have what they need to keep learning from wherever they are.

The Benefits of Outsourcing IT

Your school can benefit in many ways by outsourcing your IT to a Managed Services provider. Some of the benefits you’ll realize include:

  • Cost Savings – Managed IT can help keep your school’s IT costs under control. In fact, outsourcing your IT can save you as much as 40% versus maintaining an internal IT staff. A recent Computer Economics study found that small organizations lead others when it comes to outsourcing IT. This cost savings is especially beneficial for schools under constrained budgets.
  • Flexibility – Coronavirus closed schools virtually overnight and many didn’t have the IT capability to keep students learning on such a large scale. A Managed IT Services provider can offer solutions that can immediately bridge any gaps as well as long term solutions to keep students learning. A good Managed IT provider can also offer you the flexibility to quickly expand or reduce your IT infrastructure when the need arises.
  • Service and Support – Working with a Managed IT Services provider allows your school to have access to a service and support team with an in-depth knowledge of the latest technology. Here at Allied our staff are continually trained and certified on the newest technologies.
  • Security for Students – With children, there’s always the risk that they will stumble upon unsuitable content online, or use technology to chat with friends or strangers. A Managed IT Services provider can mitigate the risks by applying filters and software on your school’s Internet feed to prevent distracting and potentially dangerous behavior.

No one knows what the coming school year will look like. Will students be at school full time or will they be spending half (or all) of their time learning remotely? An Allied Managed IT Services solution can help you keep your students learning no matter where they are. We can provide strategic advice, scalability, and the security to keep your IT infrastructure running optimally, and securely, no matter what the future may hold.

Talk to us about our IT Assessment Service for schools.

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