Outsourcing IT, and other tech solutions, has been helpful to many businesses. From cost savings to the expertise of external agencies, these companies are reaping the benefits of investing in remote IT services.
Are you interested in joining the ranks of the companies that have gone this route? If so, check out some of the advantages of outsourcing your IT services.
Outsourcing IT Services is Cost-Efficient
How many workers do you currently employ, and how many of them were hired to manage your company's tech?
We ask these questions for two reasons:
There's a good chance that some of your employees are stuck doing something they weren't hired to do.
If these employees weren't hired to manage your tech, they're probably not doing it as a well as an expert would.
If either of those points applies to your company right now, you're wasting money. There's no good reason to pay employees to do an IT specialist's job poorly.
Even if some of your employees were hired to manage your company's tech, outsourcing your IT management might still be cheaper. Outsourcing gives you the opportunity to reallocate your resources to advance your overall company software or hardware infrastructure.
Your Employees Will Have More Time to Focus on Your Business
Once you've decided to outsource your IT services, your employees can go back to what you hired them to do. They will have more time to focus on making your business better, by concentrating on the things that they specialize in.
Think about it, you wouldn’t want your forklift operator answering phones or doing payroll, so why is it ok to have your human resources department focus their time and energy on IT services?
The answer is, you wouldn’t. Which is why it is more important that they concentrate on what they do best to help your company grow.
Yes, IT management is a part of any company, and it’s important. However, it's not the part of your infrastructure you want to focus heavily on. You'd probably rather spend time growing your business than trying to secure data.
Rolling Out New Technology Becomes Easier
We have a question for those of you who currently manage small in-house IT teams:
What would happen if all your company's technology or protocols became obsolete (unusable and unsecure) by next week?
If your IT team is of adequate size, perhaps you could find a quick solution. Many small businesses would be out of luck unfortunately. Their IT departments would have to put together, and implement completely new IT strategies, overnight.
Businesses that had already outsourced their IT services would fare better. They'd have entire IT agencies backing them up and walking them through such a disaster. These IT agencies would have detailed disaster plans in place.
As a result, rolling out new technologies or protocols would be easier for their clients. Their clients would also save money in these cases.
Scaling Also Becomes Easier
Many small businesses are truly small. Some of them employ five or six employees and operate out of tiny buildings. They have limited resources.
Admittedly, they usually don't need more resources than they have.
What happens when these businesses expand and suddenly need more advanced IT services?
The five or six employees they employ won't cut it in many cases. Businesses are left with two options in these situations:
Hire more employees and establish an IT department.
Outsource the work.
Anyone who has ever run a small business can tell you that the first option is costly and time-consuming. Few small businesses have the resources to attempt it. The second option is cheaper and allows small businesses to scale much more easily.
IT Experts Are Highly Qualified
We're not saying that in-house IT specialists aren't qualified. In fact, we're sure that many of them are highly qualified.
The problem is many in-house IT specialists just can't compete with IT service companies on experience. Why? Because there aren't many problems IT service companies haven't encountered.
They specialize in providing IT solutions to clients in several different industries, and with that, several different problems with several different solutions.
When you couple an IT agency's experience with its cost-effectiveness, denying the clear advantage of outsourcing IT services becomes hard.
You'll Spend Less Time Worrying About Compliance Standards
Data breaches are a thorn in every business' side. They're becoming more common and getting bigger as time progresses.
As a smaller company with fewer resources, you're not immune to such data breaches. Consequently, you probably worry a lot about protecting consumer data and remaining compliant.
Fortunately, IT service companies are already aware of how to implement new technologies and keep your business compliant. They're not going to roll out plans that hurt your customers or threaten your company's compliance strategy.
Considering Outsourcing Your IT Services?
Are you considering outsourcing your IT services yet? As you can see, outsourcing IT services is cost-effective and comes with a wide variety of benefits.
So, if you're ready to take the leap, reach out to us and let us know what types of IT solutions you're looking for. Even if you're not ready, we'd be happy to answer your questions about the process of outsourcing IT.