What Are Co-Managed IT Services?
Our Co-Managed IT Services represent a hybrid service model. With these services, we’ll combine the strengths of your in-house IT team with the specialised skills and resources of our IT experts. Instead of completely outsourcing your IT needs, or relying solely on your in-house team, co-managed IT support allows you to get the best of both worlds. This also gives you the confidence and convenience to scale up or down quickly, if needed. It’s about collaboration and enhancement, with each party leaning on its unique strengths and skills.
Why Are Managed IT Services So Crucial?
At Grassroots IT, we understand that no two businesses are the same. Some may require full-scale outsourced IT support, while others have robust in-house teams that only need assistance in specific areas or for short-term projects.
Even the most skilled in-house IT teams may lack expertise in certain specialised areas. Co-managed IT services can bridge these gaps, offering expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, cloud solutions, compliance regulations, and more. Co-managed IT support provides businesses with the flexibility to scale services up or down based on changing needs, ensuring they only pay for what they need.
When you combine in-house teams with external support, businesses can benefit from 24/7 monitoring and rapid response times. This means that there are no messy gaps in your IT support. Your business’s IT infrastructure will always be safe, secure, and functional.
Here’s what our Co-Managed IT services can provide.
By combining the expertise of in-house teams and outsourced, we can ensure you’re your security protocols are robust and up-to-date. This then reduces vulnerabilities within your organisation.
With our Co-Managed IT services, businesses can avoid the expense of hiring additional full-time experts while still having access to specialised skills when needed. They can also access additional support at specific times without paying for services that are not needed.
Imagine having the expertise of a seasoned IT company on call, 24/7. Grassroots IT comes with a wealth of knowledge, ensuring that every aspect of your business’s IT is handled expertly.
Why Choose Grassroots IT?
For growing businesses, or businesses who need flexibility, the Co-Managed IT model is perfect for today’s nuanced business needs.
It marries the capabilities of in-house IT teams with the specialised expertise of external providers. This service is all about encouraging collaboration and ensuring that your in-house teams feel valued and empowered while getting the added benefit of external expertise.
With co-managed IT services, businesses are well-equipped to navigate the complex digital landscape with confidence. So, for businesses who are unsure how to optimise their IT strategy or are approaching a transitory period, a co-managed approach might just be the perfect solution.
Here’s what makes us stand out amongst a sea of other IT specialists.
The Grassroots IT Difference
With Grassroots IT as your Co-Managed IT Service provider, you’ll benefit from:
Receive a dedicated Account Manager who will understand your needs and offer ongoing and seamless service.
Need specialist advice? Tap into our expert guidance instantly with specialists who are trained to help resolve your urgent IT issues either remotely or in person.
Your IT strategy should be refined regularly according to your changing business goals. Annual reviews hone your tech strategy for success.
Regular quarterly check-ins make sure we are aligned with your goals as they evolve. In these reviews, we can make the necessary tweaks to keep your business on track.
The latest insights into your IT performance can empower key decision-makers within your business to make the right decisions when they need.
Need support? Our dedicated IT Help Desk is available even beyond business hours, providing our clients peace of mind.
We offer round-the-clock tech support through our IT service desk to offer you and your team assistance at any hour of the day or night.
Our IT Support staff are located all across Australia, to ensure we can assist you whenever and wherever you need us.
We believe that a strong partnership should be defined from the very beginning, which is why we offer you a specialised team to assist with onboarding.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the collaboration between the in-house team and the external provider work in practice?
In short; it depends. The specifics of a Co-Managed IT arrangement will vary based on your unique business needs. Typically, we’ll define roles and responsibilities clearly from the outset. Then, we’ll use regular communication, set processes, and collaborative tools to allow seamless cooperation between both teams.
What if we already have a strong in-house IT team?
Even strong IT teams can benefit from co-managed IT support. Grassroots IT can offer support in specialised areas, provide additional resources during peak times, or bring in advanced tools and training to further empower your internal team.
How is co-managed IT different from fully managed IT services?
Traditional managed IT services typically involve fully outsourcing your IT needs to an external provider. In contrast, co-managed IT merges the strengths of both your in-house IT team and the external service provider, offering a more flexible and tailored solution, or support during certain periods.