Today’s manufacturing companies need to leverage the latest technology to maintain a competitive advantage. Of course, manufacturers also need to keep IT management costs low to budget for other important expenses. In many cases, hiring a staff of IT support professionals ends up costing much more than a typical budget allows. Outsourcing your IT needs to a managed services provider can be the solution your manufacturing company needs to make sure your facility has the right tools and services at an affordable price.

Save Money by Only Paying for the Services You Need

Computer and information systems managers earn a median salary of $142,530 per year. Because IT specialists earn such high salaries, even a small team of professionals could cost your company up to half a million dollars a year. The expense nearly doubles when you include employee benefits. Computer and information systems managers earn a median salary of $142,530 per year. Because IT specialists earn such high salaries, even a small team of professionals could cost your company up to half a million dollars a year. The expense nearly doubles when you include employee benefits.
Some of the options available from Middleground Technologies include: Why spend more money than necessary when you can cut costs by outsourcing your IT needs to a group of reliable experts? Managed Service Providers (MSPs) come at the cost of as little as one salaried employee and offer several more services and resources than in-house IT specialists typically can.

Always Have Access to the Latest Technology

Technology costs don’t end at hiring a team of experts. If you’re working with an in-house IT team, you’re responsible for providing many of the tools they need to manage your IT. These extra costs can put a major strain on your IT budget. Unlike in-house IT personnel, MSPs come at one fixed cost and use their own vast host of tools and resources to get the job done. Middleground Technologies is also dedicated to providing continuing education and research opportunities for their teams of experts so they can stay up-to-date on the latest technology innovations.
Using outdated tools, software, and equipment will put you at a competitive disadvantage. You can keep your business at the top by partnering with Middleground, who can help you invest and implement the latest technology. That way, you can rest assured your systems are compatible with the best cloud platforms, apps, network solutions, and cybersecurity measures. We understand that as a manufacturing business, your success relies on upgraded technology and software, so we make sure we know the best solutions available for your unique business.

Improve Your Cybersecurity With Continuous Monitoring

According to a recent report from IBM, data breaches cost organizations an average of $3.92 million. Many businesses don’t survive long after data breaches because they have to spend a lot of money in cleanup costs and their customers lose trust in them. Unfortunately, most companies don’t have the technology that they need to discover data breaches quickly. The same IBM report shows that the average company doesn’t know it has been attacked for up to 206 days. The longer criminals have access to your information, the more money it takes to recover it. Continuous cybersecurity monitoring, therefore, will help you save money in the long run. When you outsource your cybersecurity needs, you can get the continuous monitoring that you need to prevent and stop security attacks before they can seriously damage your systems. At Middleground, we take preventative measures to ensure future issues and longer periods of downtime are avoided before they can occur.