We are no strangers to the phrase “time is money”, and living in a time where technology is evolving so quickly, we need to be more and more tech-savvy. In order for your business to work to maximum efficiency and success, your technology has to be working for you rather than against you.
However, this can be time-consuming and costly. You wouldn’t hire a professional not qualified for the job, would you? Then consider the pressure you’re putting on your organisation to learn how to adapt to changing or troublesome technologies.
Read on for 5 of the many reasons why you should seriously consider outsourcing your IT support.
1. Manage costs
Most managed service providers will have a structured payment agreement with you, allowing you to ensure that this is within your budget. In contrast, without this, you are at risk of losing time, and therefore money, attempting to fix an issue or set up new technology.
There are a variety of payment structures available. The most popular method tends to be a break-and-fix agreement whereby you are only paying out when you are using the service directly which is beneficial if you want to have more control over your spending.
Alternatively, you could opt to pay on a monthly basis. This is a good option for you if you want more control over the time you can use the service.
2. Maintain your focus on your business
Having a service provider takes the pressure off you to keep on top of your technology and therefore frees up your time and focus so that you can devote more to the business activities that generate money.
In-house IT teams are arguably beneficial for this, however, there is a level of expertise, resources and training required to maintain this. Having an outsourced provider puts this burden on them, again allowing you to focus more on your business. Also giving you access to a wealth of specialists and experts who can keep up with the latest technologies, and suggest them to you, making your business more streamlined and efficient.
3. Provides access to top-of-the-range technology
As we mentioned earlier, technology is changing, fast! Consider how much time needs to be devoted to keeping up with the changing technologies. Missing out on this information can cost your business as technology that could improve your business emerges. This can be especially important when it comes to things such as data security, or even keeping in front of your competition.
Having your IT support outsourced provides peace of mind that you can keep on top of the latest improvements, ensuring your business is working to its full potential.
4. Your provider can be tailored to your business needs
We understand that you may have concerns about outsourcing your IT support. Will they understand who you are and what your mission is like an in-house team would? Well, the simple answer is yes. The right provider will be just as invested in your business as you. Helping you thrive helps them thrive, therefore your business is just as important to them.
5. 24/7 Support
Many IT Support providers will be available 24/7 which is far more cost-effective than having an in-house team.
This is particularly important in modern times, with increasing cybersecurity threats and phishing attacks.
Keeping on top of your security is not a simple case of paying an annual fee. Having regular contact with a provider puts you in a far safer position, particularly where your business manages client confidential information at any time of day or night.
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