5 reasons to outsource your IT Support
Posted on 22nd February 2022 at 13:32
Let’s be honest, the IT infrastructure element of your business is probably the most important. It contains all your important business data. You probably have a lot of key processes in your business running on your IT system, and it helps you communicate with suppliers, staff, and customers.
It is also where you probably check your Facebook at lunch.
Whatever you use it for, your business needs someone there to look after it. Somebody needs to be there to keep it up to date, maintained, and above all, fix it when something goes wrong. The problem is it’s a cost, so its important to make sure you get the maximum return on your investment.
Here are 5 reasons to outsource your IT support.
Outsourcing IT will help reduce labour costs
Small companies don’t necessarily have the funds to install an entire department ready to preside over all their technological woes. In fact, even hiring one IT specialist to do the job for you company could work out massively expensive in comparison to an outsourced IT support. The money you invest in an in-house IT specialist wouldn’t provide you with the value that an entire focussed team would.
If you outsource your IT support, generally you would pay a monthly subscription that works out cheaper than paying a monthly salary.
Quickly implement new technology
If you outsource your IT support, you will be employing a company that will have the resources to start any new projects right away. If you are looking to implement new software or other technology, then an inhouse solution might take longer.
With an IT support company, the recruitment and training has already been taken care of. You won’t have to provide the support to bring your IT department up to speed. By outsourcing you will be investing in a team that already comes with experience.
Outsourced IT support is better for the planet
Environmental concerns seem to be a priority for many businesses now, and quite rightly so. Businesses are always looking for sustainable solutions to reduce their carbon footprint and aim to become carbon neutral. Outsourcing their IT support contributes to your business’ environmental focus in many ways. Such as:
• Less bodies inhouse means less space and less waste.
• Fewer resources required and less fuel used in travel.
• Outsourcing to better tech such as renewable cloud computing lowers your CO2 impact.
An experienced and qualified IT team
If you’re a small business, you many do not have the resources to hire more than one or two IT specialists to look after your technology infrastructure. And whilst these individuals might have all the right qualifications, and have some experience, what are they doing to keep up to date with an ever-evolving industry?
With an Outsourced IT company, not only do you get a larger team with specialisms, qualifications, and experience, but you invest in evolution. Every time something new is developed that will help your business remain competitive, then an IT company will discuss it with you whereas an inhouse specialist might miss it.
IT support enables you to act big
The thing is, there are business out there that can afford departments teeming with IT specialists that can do everything an outsourced IT support company can do. The benefit to that is, these people aren’t concerned about any other business than the one they are hired by. But this is only beneficial if you can afford to pay for the most current resources.
If you can’t afford that, then without outsourcing your IT support, you will struggle to remain competitive. By bringing in an outside IT team, you can “act” big. You can keep up with the larger companies by having access to more resources.
If you would like to discuss IT support for your business, please call us on 01327 300311 or complete our short contact form.
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