As your business grows, your IT infrastructure needs to adapt to cater to growing requirements. Sometimes it can be difficult to scale up or down as much as you need to while keeping all resources in house, particularly if your demands are constantly changing. This can be a great opportunity to look at outsourcing your IT requirements. Here are 5 reasons you might want to consider outsourcing your IT requirements.
#1 Save costs by outsourcing
Outsourcing your IT can actually save costs, since it can allow you to manage only the resources you need at any given time, rather than catering in-house in excess of what your requirements are. The truth is that relying on an outsourced IT partner allows you to benefit from their resources and expertise without having to pay extortionate amounts in house for the same equivalent.
#2 Easier budgeting
When you have an IT support contract in place, all expectations, SLAs and costs are factored in and agreed on. This means that you’ll have a set cost structure that is agreed upon, so any issues that occur are taken care of with no unexpected additional costs. You can budget more easily for your IT support when you outsource your IT since it is agreed at a fixed amount rather than being unpredictable each month.
#3 Faster problem solving and quicker Return to Operation (RTO)
When any security breaches occur this can cause downtime and an interruption of services to customers. The longer RTO time to restore this data, then the worse the consequences are likely to be. Outsourcing your IT gives you greater access to specific expertise surrounding a huge variety of issues, meaning that issues causing downtime can be resolved more quickly. Support from your IT provider is available at agreed times, and can help to mitigate the risks and downtime that you face when hardware or security issues occur.
#4 Allows greater in-house focus
If you have an outsourced IT partner, your in-house staff are free to focus on their core capabilities and strengths. This makes your business more productive and helps staff work more efficiently since they don’t have to take care of IT requirements within their normal job role. Where IT is not a direct skill within your company, it makes sense to outsource your requirements to someone who can advise and manage your IT infrastructure to make it the best it can be to serve your business.
#5 Helps SMEs remain competitive
Outsourcing IT support and resources allows your staff to develop their own skills and work efficiently. This, combined with the latest technology and functionality delivered to your business by IT specialists is what can help to keep you competitive.
Find out more about outsourcing your IT by speaking to one of help4IT’s consultants today on 0207 653 9780.