Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, which can place a strain on your business to keep up and compete against other companies already harnessing the benefits of rapid IT evolution. Businesses are forced to become more reliant on their IT systems, so companies looking to outsource their IT frequently approach us. If you’re considering outsourcing your IT we have outlined some of the benefits below:
Reducing costs is the main reason why companies choose to outsource their IT needs; savings can be seen with both labour and hardware. It is often cheaper to outsource instead of hiring your own IT administrator. With fixed termed contracts you can budget your IT expenditure, saving much-needed dollars over the long term.
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
Outsourcing your IT gives you access to resources usually reserved for much larger multi-national organisations. For often less than the cost of a single staff member, you can have the support, expertise, experience and efficiency of a large IT support team.
IT administration is usually not your core competency and therefore not the most effective use of your time. It is however the core focus of the IT company you outsource from. Outsourcing allows you to have a complete IT team at your fingertips, with a number of technicians holding skills and knowledge across a wide range of areas. This allows you to focus on growing your business, which is what you do best.
FUTURE PROOF YOUR IT
By being immersed in everything IT; the company you outsource from invests in research and development to find and test new technologies that can be utilised in your work place. This means that when a project is proposed, it will be up to date with the latest and greatest technology available. This ensures there are no shortfalls when it comes to your IT infrastructure. The projects will be managed from conception to completion.
ACCOUNTABILITY AND RELIABILITY
Outsourcing your IT department means that you have 24/7 IT support. You no longer have to worry about members of your IT administration being away or leaving your business. It is the responsibility of the company you outsource from to ensure they have technicians ready to help as and when you need it. They are accountable for the work they undertake, so your IT investment is protected.
IT companies often partner with leading vendors to ensure the best pricing and support for both hardware and software. Our partners at eStorm include HP, Microsoft, Apple, VMWare, and Amazon. This diverse group of partners allows us to select the most appropriate hardware and software for your business.
If you are thinking about outsourcing your IT, contact the eStorm office today to find out about how we can help you.