Slipstream Insights

The Value of IT Outsourcing

As businesses continue to evolve and expand, the role of technology becomes increasingly significant. It is important for organizations to have access to the latest IT solutions that will drive superior performance and competitive advantage. However, managing an in-house IT department can be a challenging and costly task.

This is where the value of a Managed Services Provider, or MSP comes into play. According to Mordor Intelligence Research, the percent of companies leveraging an MSP to manage more than half of their IT needs increased from 25% to 38% in 2021 alone.

IT outsourcing offers several benefits, but what can this mean for you?

Scalability and Flexibility

As your business grows, it's important to employ services and technologies will adapt to your needs. MSPs give you the flexibility to scale the complexity of your IT service, while paying for only what your business needs.

Access to Top Technical and Industry Expertise

MSPs specialize in IT services. As a result, they have a vested interest in staying up to date with the most advanced IT service practices available. MSPs are continually learning, training, and expanding their knowledge and capabilities, giving you access to a broader set of skills.


While in-house IT services may be available onsite, MSPs offer 24/7 remote service as well as onsite support. In fact, most MSPs will give you “minimum response time” service levels, assuring your issues will be addressed quickly.

Why choose an MSP dedicated to the life sciences?

There are many MSPs that provide general IT service. An MSP dedicated to the life sciences offers unique benefits to their clients, such as:

Industry Specific IT Support

One of the main reasons an organization decides to work with an MSP dedicated to the life science is their level of domain knowledge. This means they can customize services and platforms to solve your industry specific IT needs, ensuring you only get services relevant to your business.

Industry Specific IT Management

An MSP dedicated to the life sciences has the knowledge to provide general IT support needs as well as identify issues specific to the industry. They won’t assign a technical generalist when there’s a problem to be resolved. They will monitor your business with resources who have industry specific knowledge and a deep IT skillset to ensure expedient resolution of issues, based on both industry and IT best practices.

Affordable Costs

The services of an MSP dedicated to the life sciences are typically more cost effective than their large business counterparts, due to domain specific knowledge and IT skillset.

Deciding if you need an MSP

By partnering with a reliable and experienced IT outsourcing provider, companies can focus on their core competencies while leaving the technical aspects to the experts.

The scalability, provided expertise, and a wide array of support offered by managed services providers make them the best choice for nearly all businesses.

From small startups to large enterprises that need top-of-the-line security, IT services that are handled by MSPs consistently rate higher and provide more satisfaction to their clients.

At Slipstream, we understand the importance of having a trusted partner, and strive to provide tailored solutions that meet our clients' unique needs. Our team of skilled professionals offer a wide range of services, including system integration, cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, and more.

We believe that successful partnerships are built on mutual trust and transparency. That's why we work closely with our clients, providing regular updates and ensuring open lines of communication throughout the entirety of our engagement.

If you're looking to take your organization to the next level, consider Slipstream as your one stop shop. With our proven track record, service level based support, and dedication to excellence, we are confident that we can help you achieve your goals.