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Why managed IT services are like a Swiss Army Knife

What makes a Swiss Army Knife? Utility.

The ability to pick and choose the right tool for the job, without having to abandon or sacrifice others is what makes the Swiss Army Knife such a useful product, and an essential tool to have in your pocket. 

Successful SMBs are the ones that can pick the digital tools that best suit their needs, according to Deloitte's 2016 Connected Small Business survey. However, resourcing and financing digital capacity in-house, whether it be cloud computing, digital marketing or mobile solutions, can be too much to carry around at any one time.

Managed IT services aim to bridge that gap, giving SMBs the freedom to select the right tool for the job, as and when is needed, much like a Swiss Army Knife.

Managed IT services gives a tailored solution on the go.Managed IT services gives a tailored solution on the go.

Selecting the right tool for the job

In the world of small business, no two days are ever quite the same. Clients change, teams may need to travel far and wide at the drop of a hat or new technology can come along and change the playing field overnight, just to name a few. 

In order to cope with a changing environment, it's important to have access to the right IT tools on the go. 

Versatility in your pocket

Small businesses have to be able to do everything a large business can.

According to CPA Australia, the unfortunate reality is that small businesses have to be able to do everything a large business can. It's one thing to be versatile, but there's a difference between "doing everything" and "having access to everything".

Running everything in house means that your business has to accommodate for the extra IT capacity, which requires space, personnel to manage it, and money. Even then, it doesn't guarantee that you'll be using all of this tech, and you run the risk of paying for a service you don't need.

Of the SMBs that switched to LOOKUP.COM's managed IT services, half saw a reduction in IT expenditure by 50 per cent or more. Just like how a Swiss Army Knife's tools fold in and out, outsourcing IT has the benefit of using what you need, without worrying about the other functions getting in the way of running your business. At LOOKUP.COM, our consulting team can provide a service tailored to you – no more or no less than what you require.

To find out more, get in touch with the team at LOOKUP.COM