For most smaller businesses, IT support can be a huge drain on time, resources and money, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Outsourcing is the future, and we’re going to tell you why:
It’s Way Cheaper
By choosing when you get IT support based on your exact needs, you can save a whole bunch of money.
Why buy ten cows when you only need one carton of milk? Ok, weird metaphor, but paying for the exact amount of anything you need is always going to be advantageous.
You may need to migrate your data, or need a new system such as Office 365 setting up. Once these tasks are complete, your IT requirements may be be greatly reduced – so why not pay someone on a temporary basis to do these jobs?
Which brings us to the next reason..
Recruiting the Right Staff Is Hard
If you are not from a technical background, how do you ensure that you recruit the right IT people?
Recruitment is a tough, time-consuming and expensive process and it can be made even more difficult when you’re also trying to contend with the myriad technical terms and jargon of the IT world. Employing the wrong person mean you might have to deal with another costly search, or you may employ someone who won’t provide you with the adequate support you need.
A team of IT specialists from a 3rd party will be able to offer you support on what you need, and take away considerable risk – if the company you’ve chosen isn’t good enough – you can simply move on and get a different one.
Don’t Get Distracted
Your business has limited resources. The old adage that time is money is especially pertinent here, and if your staff are getting sidetracked by sorting out IT issues instead of doing what they are employed to do – your business is losing out twice.
You may think that you are saving money by keeping the responsibility for your technology in-house, but this is guaranteed to have a negative impact on their productivity.
Instead, outsourcing your IT needs means your staff will have a dedicated service desk, with an experienced technician who can help them with their issue. This reduces downtime as the issue can be identified faster and leaves your valuable employees focused on what they know best.
The Latest Tech at Your Fingertips
Do you have time to be constantly researching and testing the newest technology? Of course you don’t. Using a dedicated 3rd party IT company means you’ll have an expert constantly surveying the changing technological landscape for new software and hardware to help you.
An outsourced IT partner will can prepare your business for the future by being at the forefront of new technology, as well as the potential for further savings by utilising any partnerships the company has with providers like Microsoft, Dell or Cisco.
Many businesses are removing the burden of in-house teams and embracing the agility and affordability of outsourced IT support. One surefire way of being future-proof in the field of technology and IT? Have someone else do the planning for you!