Top Reasons to Outsource Your IT Services
Outsourced IT is trending. Small to midsize businesses have quickly adopted managed IT as the complexity of today’s software and equipment has gone beyond what their staff can manage and troubleshoot on their own. More recently, enterprise-scale businesses have also been using co-managed IT to complement their team when they identify a knowledge gap or need additional help with cybersecurity.
If you're wondering how your business can benefit from this switch, here are the top benefits of outsourcing your IT services.
· Keep Software and Systems Updated
With the pace of change within business technology today, staying up to date on the latest and greatest is no easy feat. Unfortunately, the cost of not staying on top of patches and upgrades can be high. An organization is almost twice as likely to face a ransomware attack if its software isn’t up to date. Many internal IT teams routinely struggle to prioritize keeping software and systems updated. With outsourced IT services, your infrastructure is always kept up to date without additional purchases and investments, and you won’t pay extra for software licenses or cloud service subscriptions.
· Eliminating Routine Maintenance Expenses
When you employ one or two full-time IT staff members to handle routine maintenance, patches, firewalls, and upgrades, you're spending much more than the sum of their salaries.
You should also consider the expenses associated with recruiting, interviewing, onboarding, and managing these individuals. You’ll also have to work around vacation time, sick days, training courses, and holidays, and crises often have a way of happening after-hours or on the weekend.
The cost of handling routine maintenance internally can be much higher than outsourced IT services when all is said and done. A recent CompTIA survey indicated that 46% of companies that have made the switch have saved over 24% on their IT costs. Plus, with managed or co-managed IT, you can scale your services up or down as needed.
· Increasing Internal IT Productivity and Reducing Stress
The benefits of outsourced IT services aren't strictly financial. Outsourcing IT services also has a positive effect on your internal IT department. Rather than spending their day-to-day putting out fires and keeping the lights on, your IT staff can focus on the long-term stability of your on-site IT infrastructure.
By outsourcing, your employees have access to reliable help desk support in their moments of need. And at the same time, your IT department gets to stay focused on core responsibilities including network infrastructure installation, maintenance, and improvements for your customers.
· Gain Enterprise-scale Cybersecurity
Recent cybersecurity statistics are nothing short of alarming. But the truth is, most data breaches and other forms of cybercrime are entirely preventable, if you have the specialized knowledge, best practices, and cutting-edge tools to prevent them. No matter how savvy they are, an internal team will often not have the time or resources to devote to safeguarding your data and infrastructure, let alone responding to an attack in a timely fashion. A reputable managed IT provider, like Tri-Copy, not only can do these things, but do them every day and have the resources and tools to make this tough task manageable.
· Overcome Talent Shortages
If you’ve been struggling to attract and retain top IT talent, you’re not alone. The industry is growing so fast that even though schools continue to produce well-trained IT personnel, demand exceeds supply and will continue to do so, at least for the next few years. Even if you have a great internal IT team, partnering with an IT provider can supplement your team and add key capabilities without adding staff.
What IT Services can be Outsourced?
In addition to providing fully managed IT services, Tri-Copy frequently partners with in-house teams within enterprise-scale businesses to provide help desk support, cybersecurity, backup and recovery solutions, and more. Give us a call to schedule a consultation today.