Eastern & Western Idaho MSP

Business IT Services

For Idaho organizations who are looking for responsive service and advanced security

Where do You Fall in the Evolution of Technology Support?

Eventually, all businesses need an IT partner to manage, plan, fix and secure their technology with the expertise that only a professional can provide. How do you know when you’re ready? The Idaho businesses we work with typically follow a path we call the Evolution of Technology Support. And it starts with Chuck.

New companies typically use a pay-by-the-hour tech service. In the IT industry, we refer to this guy as a “One Man Band” or “Chuck-in-the-Truck.”

Chuck has limited resources and no employees. He charges by the hour and sells businesses block hours of service time. Chuck is the you-break-it-I-fix-it guy, providing purely reactive support, without cybersecurity, daily monitoring, or a help desk function.

Most businesses stick with Chuck until around 10 employees or more. Now, they need professional IT support. Bye, Chuck.

So they outsource their IT to a managed services provider (MSP). Now they have a dedicated IT resource without having to hire a full-time IT staff member. Because while in-house IT is nice, this way saves a ton in payroll taxes, employee benefits, and disruptions when the IT staff is on vacation or out sick.

Outsourced IT is usually priced at a flat monthly fee and includes (depending on the MSP) 24/7 network monitoring, regular patching and updates, cybersecurity, technology budgeting and consulting, and a service desk.

The next phase of Tech Support typically happens between 40-50 employees. At this point, the company’s budget is mature enough to heavily invest in IT and hire a full-time, in-house IT team.

But you shouldn’t just fire your outsourced IT company. The best strategy for most Idaho organizations is to actually have both. We call this tech harmony “co-managed IT”.

With co-managed IT, you’re getting in-house help plus outsourced experts, for a deeper well of resources and knowledge than you could have on staff. It’s expert support for your own IT team and it’s essential.

Because, whether you realize it or not, every business decision you make is reliant on your technology. New malware threats are released every day, ransomware attacks on businesses are on a steep incline, and distributed, modern teams are becoming more dependent on technology. It’s your lifeline; you can’t afford to be cheap.


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What a Healthy IT Support Partnership Looks Like

At TotalCare IT, our managed and co-managed IT services are complete tech support partnerships. We go beyond fixing what’s broken to provide onsite and remote support, proactive planning, strategy, security, and more.

  • Open and honest communication
  • Fast, responsive helpdesk
  • 12-18 month technology budgets and roadmaps
  • Proactive cyber security and safety
  • Help with industry compliance regulations
  • No more recurring technology problems
  • Scalable IT support for your growth

The Two Styles of Managed IT Service

When you’re ready for more than Chuck, the TotalCare IT team offers two styles of monthly managed services:

Completely Managed Outsourced IT

A skilled team of experts taking care of all your technology and data compliance needs.


Co-Managed IT Partnership

TotalCare IT is your complete tech support partner for every level of IT management. We’re here to help your team online or onsite, 24/7, with Idaho’s fastest response times.


Hiring an internal IT person or a whole IT team is an incredible resource for your company. That investment is made even more valuable and effective when augmented by an outsourced IT company.

Deciding what's next? We're here to help you figure it out.

Whether you’re ready to look for your first managed IT service provider, unhappy with your current partnership, or unsure what the best next step is for your business, we can help. Talk to our team of local, Idaho IT experts for the guidance and confidence you need to make the right move.