What are those benefits? Additional functionality and capabilities enhance the employee experience and promote speed, productivity and collaboration.
The upcoming 2020 end of security updates and support for Windows 7 and 8.1 provide even more reason to migrate to the mobile, productive and secure features of Windows 10.
In search of IT assistance
But despite the incentives to transition to Windows 10 and newer devices, 59% of survey respondents reported upgrading existing technology as their main obstacle when it comes to optimizing their IT infrastructure. They need help with IT transformation.
Part of the problem comes in not knowing where to start. But lacking the resources to devote to IT transformation certainly weighs in as well.
That’s why 77% of companies dedicated an average of 28% of their IT budget to managed services in 2017. They found benefit in outside expertise that frees their internal IT resources, boosts employee support, promotes greater flexibility and streamlines IT management.
Managed service providers are rising to the challenge with offerings that deliver end-user computing solutions on a business’s behalf. Insight Managed Office, for example, equips organizations with modern devices as a service, bundling devices, cloud applications and managed services as a single entity on a fixed monthly subscription.
Offerings like these exploit the capabilities of the cloud, an important move to keep today’s mobile workforce connected from wherever they are. And companies investing in cloud computing are promised a bright future, according to the survey results.
In fact, “almost 100% of companies that invested in cloud services in 2017 consider them to be beneficial to their organizations,” the 2018 Insight Intelligent Technology Index reports.
The cloud offers an easy way to modernize technology to stay relevant to your customers, assuring a more collaborative and secure environment, better remote access, improved support, reduced expenses and quicker time to market.
A managed service provider such as Insight can help you assess your current infrastructure and develop a realistic strategy to embrace modern technology. After all, your business can’t afford to get left behind.