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What is the True cost of IT?

Posted by Mike Hicken on Jan 24, 2018 2:26:51 PM

Hiring IT staff is a difficult endeavor that every organization experiences. It takes months to obtain headcount approval, interview candidates and create an offer letter with no guarantees you will hire the correct person. Reading resumes or hiring a recruiting company, training and retaining employees all take valuable time and money along the way. Then, once you have hired, do you even know what the true cost of that individual is?

The Real Story Behind the True Cost...

We're not just talking salary here, there's a lot more that needs to be considered. Take a look at some industry average costs for an IT employee based on a percentage of salary. (The information included below is representative of infrastructure services. If you include security services, your cost will be 50% higher.)

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The true cost of an individual  $199,200 annually or $16,600 per month and what you are getting is a single employee who will take time off, who is not available 24/7 and will only have a fraction of the skill sets of a full Managed IT Services team. To be 24/7, you need at least three people equating to $597,600.

I Can't Afford $600,000 to be 24/7!

Most organizations don't have that kind of budget and it's significantly difficult to manage even if you do! There is a better way! A typical managed IT service is between $10,000-$40,000 per month. Not only is that a fraction of the true cost of IT, it includes no concern for turnover and no headaches around maintenance agreements or tool sets. Outsourcing the management of your IT allows you to have access to a 24/7/365 team of experts with the correct tools in place including, electronic ticketing, reports and documentation and monitoring systems that are required to manage an IT environment successfully. We're talking savings AND unparalleled expertise!

So, what do you think? Do you agree or disagree, let us know with a click below. 

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Topics: IT Industry, Business Continuity, BUR