The decision of whether or not to outsource your IT Support or keep it in-house is a hot topic for any small-medium business. Fear of surrendering control is a key factor for IT Directors, and holds them back from realising the benefits of outsourcing their IT needs. Here we take a quick look at the top reasons why you should outsource your IT:
1. IT'S COST EFFECTIVE
For most smaller businesses, having your own IT specialist is a luxury that they simply cannot afford. The average salary of an IT Manager in the UK is £38,891. And that does not include the cost of recruitment, additional company benefits and on-going training to keep their skills up to date. Another thing to consider is employee holiday and sickness - both of which will leave you short staffed and vulnerable to major downtime.
By outsourcing your IT Support, your costs are significantly reduced and consolidated into fixed recurring payments, allowing you to easily budget.
2. FOCUS MORE ON BUSINESS RELATED FUNCTIONS
Running a business efficiently requires a lot of IT expertise and attention: monitoring, maintenance, upgrades, repairs - the list goes on. This seemingly endless list of technical issues drastically takes your focus off of core business functions.
A well-qualified MSP (Managed Service Provider) can help carry that burden, allowing you to concentrate more on what really matters.
3. ISSUE PREVENTION AND CURE
With limited time, knowledge and resource, it is easy for your IT systems to fall into a 'break/fix' scenario. Outsourced IT support provides on-going and effective systems monitoring that can prevent issues that may arise, as well as being able to fix them as soon as possible.
4. PEACE OF MIND
Your businesses IT can be a stressful and time consuming past-time. Outsourcing your IT lifts the weight of responsibility off of your shoulders, onto a MSP who has all the necessary expertise and experience.
5. STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW BEST
Whether you are a recruitment company or a mobile games developer, your company's focus is clear, and you know where your strengths lie.
For over 30 years our strengths have been providing IT business solutions - We'll take care of your IT and help you stick to what you know best :-)