There is no doubt the population in Colorado is increasing and at an exponential rate; the population rose by over 100,000 people in 2015 alone¹. As a result, business is booming and better than ever for companies across countless industries. For companies seeking to expand and take on IT staff, however, it’s a completely different story.
Small-Medium Business (SMB) numbers are growing and succeeding, thus there is an increasing number scrambling to hire IT professionals and there aren’t quite enough to go around. Consequently, poorly paid IT professionals are being recruited by larger companies for a higher salary to make sure they stay. The average salary for an IT department manager in Denver is $108,364, which is more than $30,000 above the national average². This cost to a company does not take into account the people they oversee or equipment costs.
It’s typical for a small business to be unable to hire an IT professional due to the cost, but now many medium sized businesses are experiencing the same problem. What is the solution for companies that need an IT professional but can’t afford the high cost? A Managed Service Provider (MSP) like Outsource IT.
An MSP is essentially an IT department that can remotely manage all of your IT needs. MSP’s become a part of your staff and are a fundamental part of your company’s day-to-day operations. Partnering with a qualified MSP like Outsource IT allows companies to control costs by reducing the need to ramp up staff and by allowing companies to pay for what they need when they need it. Not only do we help control costs, but we improve the efficiency and reliability of IT operations. If you have questions, or if this is something your business—or a business you know of—needs, contact us today so we can help you save money, pressure and time as soon as possible.
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¹Denver Post: Colorado Population Growth Far Outstripped New Housing
²LinkedIn: Population Increase: It’s Effect on Small-Medium Business (SMB) and IT Careers in Denver