Looking to completely transform your business? Managed IT services can help make digital business more than just a buzzword – it can help make it a profitable reality.
Digital business is all about utilizing technology to spur innovation, create new business models, and improve customer experience – and more. The sky’s the limit. With the right managed IT services support, your business can see the positive effects of digital transformation quickly and affordably.
What Are Managed IT Services?
Managed IT services, or managed IT for short, are services provided by a qualified vendor that support various aspects of technology administration and digital strategy for a company or organization. Managed IT can encompass a wide net, from configuring and maintaining internal networks to setting up document management solutions customized for company needs.
Managed IT can be focused on a variety of technologies. One specialization in managed IT is MPS, which stands for managed print services. MPS solutions focus on the management and maintenance of a company’s printer and copier fleet.
The utilization of managed IT services is growing. For example, it is estimated that 56 percent of business managers are turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to help with digital business initiatives. Along those lines, an estimated 63 percent of managed service provides globally will be earning revenue through digital business infrastructure operations (DBIO) by 2023.
Managed IT is highly valuable when it comes to digital transformation. It can close security and technology gaps while providing talent for less cost. Managed service providers can bring value-added IT skills to digitally transforming companies.
What Is Digital Transformation as a Service?
When a managed IT services solution enables digital transformation, you get digital transformation as a service. Digital transformation as a service is all about partnering with your managed service provider to enable end-to-end transformation that supports your digital business initiatives on an ongoing basis.
The difference between digital transformation as a service versus a traditional IT consulting gig is that a consulting gig or project is often just a “one-off.” Of course, making big changes, such as transitioning from a legacy database system to a modern big data setup, can make a huge difference to your business. However, there is always more that can be done, and more that could go beyond fixing old problems to move forward into supercharging innovation.
What Makes Digital Transformation as a Service Work?
The best digital transformation as a service partnerships don’t just target short-term goals, which are often focused on alleviating current pain points. The best digital transformation is ongoing, steered by a vision and strategy that looks to the future while taking into account today’s challenges.
This is the difference between putting out fires and building empires.
Amazon’s founder, CEO, and president, Jeff Bezos had that long-term vision when he opened one of the first online bookstores. Not content to sell just books, Bezos built an empire on a holistic vision of the transformative capabilities of digital commerce.
This vision not only changed the Internet, but it greatly impacted the retail sales world, and today, in the time of coronavirus, actually predicted and shaped how retail business might be done in the future.
As you can see, having a strong vision can make all the difference in the world. From that big vision then comes the strategy, including the digital strategy, that can move your business forward.
There are a number of key areas your business might focus on in its digital transformation. They might include:
- Improving efficiency through smart automation
- Leveraging business intelligence to enhance the customer experience
- Mitigating cybersecurity threats while improving digital workflows
- Establishing company-wide sustainability initiatives that work seamlessly with IT
- Helping employees focus on what’s important as opposed to repetitive busy-work
Remember, whatever you do, don’t forget the big vision and transforming your industry!
Use CDS Managed IT Services to Help With Digital Transformation?
Digital transformation is really a must for today’s businesses. Even small businesses need to leverage digital transformation in order to stay competitive in the ever-changing business world and fluctuating economic environment. You need not just IT support but a strategy to navigate the waters of digital business. CDS Office Technologies can help. We have extensive experience helping companies from small to large with their technology needs and digital transformation strategies. Our expert consultants can help make your company resilient, flexible, and innovative.
CDS Office Technologies delivers high quality managed IT services that enable digital transformation. Contact us today for more information on how we can help your business.