The reasons many businesses have made the decision to outsource their IT requirements range from a shortage of digital skills through to just saving money! Especially in a smaller business or one that is expanding rapidly, outsourcing your IT means that your staff have access to the right support, technology, and tools to work efficiently without the overhead of an internal IT department. Here are just a few reasons how outsourcing could help your business.
Productivity of your IT department
Larger scale projects such as migration to the cloud, digital transformation and office fit outs will leave little to no time left for the in-house IT team to go about their day-to-day tasks and supporting your other staff. Because of this you will often find that an in-house IT team will split their day into sections allowing then to continue their BAU tasks but as a result the projects take longer than necessary and other areas of the business suffer because of reduced support.
By outsourcing these larger projects to a trusted IT service provider means that ongoing project work is completed efficiently and that the staff can continue to access the IT service provided by the in-house IT team as usual.
Access more skillset for a fraction of the cost
In an IT team it is important to have a variety of skillsets to ensure that all areas are covered. You may have a deskside expert who can help users directly, a networking expert who can manage the infrastructure, a security expert who can make sure your data is safe and so on. The problem? This comes with a large overhead and requires you to pay the full salary of multiple staff members.
Businesses that make the decision to outsource their IT obtain this variety of expertise in multiple areas of IT without the overhead of employing several staff. This decreases labour costs whilst making sure the best digital technologies are always implemented and the support your staff will need is readily available.
Firm up your security
In this modern and digital age cybercrime is at an all time high. Many businesses understand that the only way to protect their data is to invest in their digital security. Unfortunately, for many businesses the prospect of hiring a cyber security expert in-house is out of the question due to the high cost to the business. Many IT service providers such as Atmosphere IT already have security experts and know which systems to implement to secure and monitor the environment ensuring that any potential breach is caught before it is too late.
In addition to a cyber security knowledge, we also offer a disaster recovery solution so that if the unthinkable happens the your business will have minimal downtime.
Would you like to find out more about outsourcing IT?
IT is the core foundation to any business’ success in the increasingly digital world we live in but it can be a daunting task to venture into the world of outsourcing; after all, in an interview you can vet every member of the team before bringing them into your business. However, selecting the right service provider ensures that the staff are professional, efficient, save your business money, promote productivity and be the driving force behind your business growth.
If you are thinking about outsourcing your IT or moving from another provider then get in touch today to find out how we can provide a service package to suit your needs.