Your IT strategy has a substantial impact on your company’s bottom line. That impact comes in a number of ways, both obvious and otherwise. The technology you employ drives what you can accomplish as an organization, and the people who manage it must ensure that it works properly and securely. This becomes a large burden for an in-house IT team, and in turn a large stress factor for you. If you take the step to outsourcing IT services, though, you will discover a number of built-in advantages that it brings.
1. Predictable Cost Structure
Managed IT services create predictability that you cannot achieve with an in-house team. At first blush, this may seem counter-intuitive; budgeting for IT salaries and equipment within your organization lets you set fixed costs on these services, where outsourcing IT services means you pay as you incur costs. In reality, though, your budget changes as you run in to difficulties. You may need to invest in new software, and then train your team to keep up. If you run in to new problems, everyone has to get up to speed, and you risk losing productivity–and thus critical revenue–while you catch up. Managed services let you navigate these processes with far less uncertainty, helping both your cost side and your revenue side on your ledger.
2. Efficient Resource Allocation
Beyond the cost concerns that outsourced IT services address, they alprovide efficiency gains for you. You gain the opportunity to staff IT solutions according to what each problem or issue requires, rather than building out a staff to meet your usual workload and hoping you have the right number and combination of skill sets most of the time. And for the occasional catastrophe that may arise, you can ramp up without panicking.
Finally, outsourcing IT services allows you to reach to a specialist for any need you encounter. Are you installing new software? Your outsourced IT partner has trained associates ready when you are. Did you have a data breach or infrastructure shutdown? They can preserve and recover your system quickly. A strong outsourced partner is ready for the IT problems you don’t know might be coming.
Outsourcing IT resources makes you more flexible, more efficient, and more prepared for everything you don’t want to think about. Learn how we can partner with you with our managed IT services.