If the IT department at your school or college is like most, you’re being asked to do more with less resources. Many schools are addressing this challenge by outsourcing portions of their IT workload. Managed services can reduce the recurring in-house IT costs by 30-40% and bring about a 50-60% increase in efficiency.
Potential benefits of moving to this form of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) include freeing up your IT staff to focus on core activities, saving time and money associated with hiring and training your IT staff, and providing a lower cost, more flexible solution to monitoring and managing your network.
Moving to a managed service need not be an all-or-nothing proposition. Consider testing the waters by outsourcing less strategic network operations, such as the campus resnet or the network in the athletic center. This will give you a view of the benefits and drawbacks in a limited and controlled environment.
Want to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of managed services? Register for Achieve Your IT Objectives with Managed Services. The webinar addresses these topics:
- How a managed network service can improve the efficiency of your school district’s IT staff
- The types of insight that a managed service can provide on a daily basis about the workings of your IT infrastructure
- Which level of managed service is right for your school district
- The three reasons to switch to a managed service
- The business and educational advantages to choosing managing services
About the Author
As the Director of Vertical Solutions Marketing at Extreme Networks, Bob Nilsson leads the Extreme Networks strategy and programs for vertical markets including Healthcare, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Federal/State/Local Government, Retail, Hospitality, and Transportation and Logistics. He has over 30 years of experience in marketing IT systems to Global 1000 companies worldwide. Before joining Extreme Networks Bob was VP Marketing at Clear Methods. Prior to that Bob held senior marketing positions at Digital Equipment and HP. Bob holds an SB degree in EE from MIT and MBA from Columbia Business School.Follow on Twitter More Content by Bob Nilsson