There are many reasons to outsource your IT services rather than having an in-house IT staff. Here are the top seven reasons why you should make the switch.
Being a business owner means that you often will have to deal with issues in the information technology field. Sometimes, it’s as easy as setting up a new computer in the office. However, other times, it’s trying to figure out how to deal with all the client data that you have. Unfortunately, sometimes an IT issue may even lead to negative consequences as serious as a security breach involving that information. Having an IT guy on staff may seem like a good idea, but we’ve found it’s often not the best solution. Here are seven reasons why outsourcing is a good way to go.
- You still get the onsite help you need, as well as 24/7 assistance. If you hire just a single onsite IT manager, then you will get onsite help for 40 hours a week. For the same price or lower, outsourcing your infotech work can mean you will get onsite help, as well as 24/7 support.
- A single information technology professional will not likely have as much expertise as a group of IT professionals. More brains = more solutions for your company.
- It’s cheaper. By outsourcing you can cut costs on things such as office space, and expenses associated with a commuting employee.
- Shared IT services evolve with your company’s needs. At one point in your company’s lifespan, just setting up a router, maintaining network security, and having cloud storage might be all you really need. At another point, it might need to include heavy maintenance procedures that take up much more time than a single IT guy can manage. Shared IT services can evolve much more easily than a single IT professional in a growing company.
- There’s less paperwork involved. Seriously, who likes doing onboarding paperwork? No one! You can skip it if you outsource your IT work.
- You don’t have to worry about keeping the tools that you need for IT services in-house. Instead of having to worry where you put that CD with your server’s OS, you can worry about boosting profits. Instead of worrying about where you put your extra internet cabling, you can worry about double checking that your firewall is up to date.
- Figuring out what’s the best way to handle your company’s IT services will be a lot easier. Sure, your employee might be able and willing to give their two cents, but there’s no telling whether or not they’ll just give you an answer that would make their job easier and your company’s information more open to problems. Outsourcing your work means that you will be able to ask the questions that you want to ask, and also be able to gauge which solution is best for you with the help of a team.
What we’re trying to say is that outsourcing your IT needs is actually a smart move for most companies. Information technology servicing is often just too tedious and confusing for a single employee to handle – especially if your company is growing. When in doubt, leave it to Techstarters!