How Much You Should Pay For Managed IT Services
Most businesses are taking technology seriously nowadays – investing in the health, performance, and security of their information technology infrastructure more than ever before. For most businesses, investing in their information technology infrastructure is all about keeping up with the latest trends, staying ahead of consumer demands, and maintaining a competitive edge. In addition, it’s about remaining compliant with the following:
- Intellectual property rights
- Tariffs and trade policy
- Overlapping privacy laws
- And more
CompTIA performed a study finding that 59% of small businesses are mostly satisfied with the way they use technology, but feel there is some room for improvement in the following areas:
- Integrating different applications/platforms/devices
- Modernizing outdated hardware and software
- Next-generation customer engagement/management
- Managing complex technologies
- Effectively using and managing data
- And various other factors
Naturally, an MSP is able to help with all of the above as they provide the service and support that’s needed to thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace. But how much should you spend on managed IT services? Sure, it’s a flat-rate monthly fee… But what’s a fair price point to pay?
A Fair Price Point for Managed IT Services…
First and foremost, keep in mind that the flat-rate monthly fee is entirely dependent on various factors, such as the complexity of your network, any industry-specific compliance requirements, the number of users and/or devices, and other important information. You may pay per-device wherein you’re charged for each device that connects to the network or per-user wherein you’re charged for each individual connecting to the network.
A good ballpark figure is approximately $75-$200 per user, per month. Even if you’re charged per device, the amount should equal around this range as you should pay slightly less per device, per month.