It’s becoming increasingly more difficult for businesses to survive without implementing at least some form of IT. It helps businesses to compete in and navigate the digital age, giving staff the potential to communicate between both themselves and with clients while also providing technology to enhance the workflow.
In the past, for businesses to be able to utilize the many benefits of IT, they had to be implemented and then maintained and managed by their own IT department, which is a costly endeavour that not all businesses could afford, especially those of a smaller scale. These days, however, IT and thus its benefits are much more accessible, partially somewhat due to outsourced IT.
What is Outsourced IT?
Outsourcing your IT is the act of hiring an external company, separate to your business, to implement, install, manage and then continually update and maintain your IT capabilities. This can usually be done for a continuous monthly fee, not dissimilar to a subscription service. OutsourceIT can provide a plethora of services, tailored to your company’s needs and desires, with their capabilities including cloud computing, network security and backup and recovery. There are many reasons why outsourcing your IT is a good idea for your business and should be something every small business should implement.
1. It’s cheap
Outsourcing IT is the cheapest way to get IT capabilities into your business, as it eliminates all the upfront costs, making it far more affordable to have. Additionally, as all the servicing and maintenance is provided by the IT company, there will be no need to spend extra funds on hardware or repair, as these are included in the monthly price.
Furthermore, opting for an outsourced service instead of your own internal department also means that the company doesn’t have to spend resources on recruiting, training and paying any IT staff, as the service would have their own personnel who will monitor and maintain your systems. Outsourcing IT also helps you make money by providing staff tools and functions to be more productive and efficient with their time.
Due to how quickly technology can change and develop, it can be hard for businesses to stay up to date when managing their IT themselves. With an outsourced company, they will make sure that all your systems, software and hardware is up to scratch and has the latest updates downloaded so that your business can stay above the trend. They also make sure that your security protocol is operating at its max too, being sure to have the latest antivirus and firewalls installed to ensure your business is safe from malware, hackers and phishing attacks.
3. It’s high quality
When using an outsourced IT company, you can be assured that you’ll have the best, most experienced staff to help with troubleshooting or other issues, especially compared to in-house staff. This is because these services cater for a wide array of businesses and organizations, meaning their staff are dealing with more varied problems, thus gaining more experience and knowledge. Plus, most outsourced IT companies only hire quality professionals, usually only going for individuals with at least two years’ prior experience in IT.
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