With a new year comes new opportunities to help your business continue to grow; one way in which you can help your business to grow is to outsource your IT department in 2018. If you own a small business then this is likely not the first time you have considered outsourcing some aspect of your business as a way to save money. Not only can outsourcing help to cut costs for your business, but outsourcing can also help your business to run more efficiently overall. However, if you have yet to outsource your IT department, you should take a moment to consider the benefits doing so could bring to your business. Here are a few of the top reasons to consider outsourcing your company’s IT department in 2018.
The primary reason small business owners consider outsourcing is to reduce spending. This makes IT one of the best departments for any business owner to consider outsourcing as estimates suggest that outsourcing IT can save a company as much as 40% on IT costs, representing significant savings. After outsourcing your IT department you will no longer have to deal with the costs associated with maintaining an IT department such as onboarding and training new employees, paying for benefits, and purchasing and installing new hardware. With outsourcing, IT costs become predictable as you will only be responsible for a specified monthly charge for services rendered.
Access to Better Technology
By outsourcing your IT department not only will you save money on IT-related expenses, but you will also have access to superior technology. It can often be difficult for the in-house IT department at a small business to stay on top of the latest technology and software as they often do not have the resources to purchase, implement, and train staff on the latest technology as it becomes available. However, an outsourced IT service company will have the time and resources available to stay on top of the latest IT technology and strategies, which can greatly benefit your company.
Focus on Your Core Business
Outsourcing your IT department will free up resources that you will be able to reinvest in your company. Personnel and money that maintained your IT department can be reallocated to help expand your business. Instead of spending time and money troubleshooting hardware and software, and bringing on new personnel, you can focus on what really matters: helping your business to grow and flourish into a new year.
Get Access to Highly Experienced IT Professionals
Hiring and onboarding IT professionals can be one of the most difficult tasks a small business owner has to face. If you do not have a background in technology, how will you know if you are hiring the most talented, qualified personnel for the position? Outsourcing your IT department reduces the stress and uncertainty involved in recruiting and maintaining an in-house IT department. Since IT is your vendor’s core competency, they have the knowledge necessary to hire only the most skilled IT professionals who are trained and certified in the technologies they support. In fact, due to the superior recruitment and training IT firms are able to employ, you will likely have access to better services after outsourcing your IT department.
Offboarding your IT department can provide a variety of benefits for small businesses from freeing up resources, to giving these companies access to IT personnel and technology they would not otherwise have had access to. However, these are just a few of the reasons to outsource your company’s IT department. Contact us to learn more about the ways in which outsourcing your IT department could benefit your small business.