Co-Managed IT: A Game-Changer for Government IT Departments

October 23, 2023

Local government IT departments operate at the intersection of complexity and constraint. Not only are they stewards of extensive data ecosystems, but they’re also the backbone that keeps civic services ticking like clockwork. Remarkably, they work to accomplish all this while navigating the tightrope of budgetary limitations.

In this ever-evolving landscape where technological responsibilities are scaling at an exponential rate, Co-Managed IT services have emerged as an invaluable ally for these departments.

First things first… What exactly is Co-Managed IT?

Hold onto your hats, because Co-Managed IT is more than just a trendy catchphrase—it’s a game-changer in the realm of technology management. Imagine your IT department, teaming up with a group of expert IT sidekicks. What you get is a force multiplier, a blend of deep-rooted understanding of governmental workflows, and cutting-edge tech prowess. The result? An ecosystem where innovation, security, and efficiency thrive.

Retaining Your Internal IT Team: The Backbone of Collaboration

A common misconception surrounding Co-Managed IT is that it replaces or diminishes the role of the internal IT department. Quite the contrary. Your internal IT team remains an irreplaceable asset, deeply familiar with the nuances, challenges, and aspirations of your local government’s technological landscape.

Co-Managed IT acts as a supportive layer, augmenting and enhancing the capabilities of your internal IT professionals. While the external IT partners bring in specialized skills and advanced solutions, it’s the internal IT team that contextualizes these solutions, ensuring they align with the specific needs of your department.

The beauty of Co-Managed IT lies in this powerful synergy. This model doesn’t seek to overshadow or replace but to elevate and empower. Your internal IT team continues to play a pivotal role, steering tech initiatives in line with local governance goals, while being bolstered by external expertise every step of the way.

So how does the Co-Managed IT model help government IT departments?

Feel like you’re always pinching pennies? Unlock the Treasure Chest of Budgetary Efficiency!

Every budgetary allocation in local government is scrutinized, requiring maximum value extraction from every dollar. Co-Managed IT emerges as a beacon of light by offering:

Cost Predictability

Say goodbye to those budgetary roller coasters! With Co-Managed IT, you can replace fluctuating tech expenses with a steady, predictable monthly bill. Now you can focus on strategy, not surprises.

Reduced Overheads

You know the struggle—keeping your in-house team up-to-date with the latest tech trends can drain resources faster than you can say “retraining.” Co-Managed IT sweeps in like a superhero, filling those expertise gaps without requiring you to splurge on costly training sessions or niche hires.

Enhanced Cybersecurity Resources

In the digital age, government databases are gold mines for cybercriminals. With Co-Managed IT, the defensive stance is two-pronged:

Layered Defense

By pooling resources with external partners, local governments gain access to state-of-the-art security solutions, which bolster the already existing in-house defenses. However, be on the lookout for a third-party audit certifying that your IT partner has your best interests in mind when it comes to critical security standards (Learn more about the SOC 2 Type II Audit).

Rapid Response

Unfortunately, in today’s digital age, cyber attacks happen, but the Co-Managed collaboration means an additional layer of vigilance. Cyber threats can be spotted earlier and remedial actions are deployed faster.

Make Way for Scalability and Modernization! 🚀

As local governments evolve, so do their tech requirements, which is why Co-Managed IT can be a vital resource for maintaining IT infrastructures:

Smooth Transition

Stepping into new tech terrain? Whether it’s shifting your operations to the cloud or negotiating the maze of vendor relationships, your Co-Managed IT partner is your trusted guide, smoothing out those bumps in the road.


Let’s face it, the world of technology is always changing. Stay not just one, but several steps ahead with an IT partner committed to ceaseless innovation. They’ll help your local government’s IT stack be more relevant, adaptable, and—dare we say—visionary.

Disaster is inevitable—But So is Triumph with Stellar Disaster Recovery!

IT is unpredictable. Whether it’s a cyber breach or a natural disaster, the repercussions can be dire… that’s why we offer:

Robust Backups

Imagine losing your data. With Co-Managed IT support, say goodbye to sleepless nights worrying about data loss!

Learn more about our backup and business continuity solutions.

Swift Restoration

When things go south, and the clock is ticking, you don’t just need a lifeline; you need a full-blown rescue operation. Leveraging collective expertise, Co-Managed IT helps you bounce back with minimal delay, effectively curtailing interruptions to your civic services.

Welcome to the Realm of Specialized Expertise!

We get IT! The scope of tech projects in local government is vast – wouldn’t it be great if you had access to:

Diverse Skills

When you’re juggling everything from streamlining database management to fortifying your cybersecurity defenses, an external IT partner becomes your ultimate Swiss Army knife. They bring to the table a wide array of niche expertise that can supercharge your projects.

Bridging the Expertise Gap

But wait, there’s more! It’s not just about importing skills; it’s about crafting a dynamic, synergistic environment. These external IT sidekicks don’t just fill in the gaps— they elevate your in-house team’s capabilities. Together, you’ll not only tackle the everyday challenges but also leap over the hurdles of those ambitious, game-changing projects you’ve been itching to get your hands on.


As leaders in Co-Managed IT solutions, ITPartners+ understands the unique intricacies faced by local government IT departments. We’re not here just to offer services, but to partner with you, becoming an extension of your team. Together, we’ll navigate the evolving tech landscape, and we’ll work to keep your local government at the forefront of technological innovation and efficiency.

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