4 Benefits of Outsourcing IT

Customer Support

Oct 6, 2020

If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that technology is absolutely essential. There is no aspect of our world that isn’t touched by technology, but it’s impossible to overlook how it helps businesses to run efficiently. Where would your business be if you couldn’t quickly chat with your team? How would you collaborate with your team if you couldn’t have virtual meetings? How would you get anything done if you couldn’t easily share files?

One of the most important aspects of any business in today’s world is information technology (IT). The IT department is responsible for quick and efficient communication, storage of electronic data and information, and providing data that helps you to make business decisions so it’s absolutely essential for businesses to have a good IT department. 

One option for businesses who don’t want to directly hire IT professionals in their business, though, is to outsource their IT services. There are many benefits associated with outsourcing IT including:

1. Decreased Costs

IT infrastructure can be quite costly. Having an outsourced IT team means faster results, no recruiting or training costs, less office space, and lower salary costs. For the budget-conscious business, outsourcing their IT department, or even a portion of it, provides access to the same level of IT expertise found in larger corporations —at a fraction of the cost

Another positive is that you only pay for the services that you use. So you’re able to tailor your service consumption to the needs of your business. You’ll be able to adjust if your business picks up or slows down.

And there’s one more cost of network security that you might not consider: the cost of downtime. Whether by storm or attack, when the network goes down, money is lost. The average cost of this downtime is alarmingly over $5,000 per minute in lost opportunities, revenue and productivity. Your IT team needs to not only protect you against incoming threats, but also minimize your downtime, provide adequate backup services, and keep your business running smoothly. 

2. Increased Security

Cybersecurity has never been more important, especially with the number of people who are now working remotely. Business professionals everywhere are all very concerned about how to detect and prevent cybersecurity risks, and they are willing to spend more money for better cybersecurity. According to Gartner, international spending on cybersecurity is likely to reach $133.7 billion in 2022.

Your organization shouldn’t have to be an expert in IT just to protect your business and your customers. Managed IT Services’ ability to monitor and protect systems around the clock, ward off potential threats, and backup your important data will secure you from outside threats for a fraction of the cost of doing it all in-house, particularly if you are a small or medium-sized organization. The return on investment is a stronger and more secure IT infrastructure, protected data, and more flexibility to meet your business objectives.

3. More Focus on the Central Aspects of Your Business

Chances are, you didn’t get into your business to be worried about IT tasks. When you don’t have to worry about IT, you’ll be able to focus on the more important aspects of your business. When you expand your resources like this, you’ll be able to focus more and be more productive in your business.

Outsourcing your IT also allows your business to be more competitive. It’s likely that a lot of your competitors are already outsourcing their IT services given that one-third of small businesses are already outsourcing a business process. If you want to compete, you need to be able to focus on your business 100%.

4. Reliance on trained, experienced professionals

Hiring IT professionals can be impossible if you aren’t highly educated and trained in IT yourself. How else will you be able to tell if a potential employee is qualified? 

Your entire IT infrastructure--servers, security software, and even desktops--can be monitored and maintained 24/7 from a remote location. And you can rely on trained professionals to handle enterprise-class security, data backup, disaster recovery, and cloud services. 

Outsourcing your IT means you are depending on highly qualified, skilled IT professionals who specialize in IT. They already handle the IT for other businesses so you can rest assured that your IT will be in good hands. With qualified professionals on the job, you can reduce downtime and have a better backup system for your data. 

Our managed IT services are an excellent choice if you want to improve your security, lower costs, and focus more on what makes your business successful. Also, have a look at our remote security guide for a few tips on making your remote work safer. Reach out to us today to learn more.