More than ever, IT solutions are important for keeping businesses running smoothly. But the costs of setting up an in-house IT department can be significant and time-consuming. Not to mention that new employees take time to train and learn your business. Outsourced IT services are the solution your business needs.
What are Outsourced IT Services?
Outsourcing IT services is the business practice of connecting with external providers for cybersecurity, data storage, and software as a service utilities. Instead of needing to hire full-time employees, businesses can save on costs, increase their productivity, and grow by outsourcing their IT needs to a provider.
Depending on your business’s specific needs, an outsourced IT provider can create customized support and solutions that are tailor-fitted to your industry. All without needing to spend time getting up to speed.
Benefits of Outsourced IT Services
From cost reduction to minimizing downtime, outsourced IT services benefit small, medium, and large businesses in a variety of ways.
Grow Your Business
On average, hiring a full-time employee costs businesses around $4,000 and 24 days, according to a 2019 report from Glassdoor. This is just the initial cost of onboarding an employee and does not factor in added time spent training, costs of a wrong fit, or the annual costs of keeping a dedicated IT member on the payroll.
For some businesses, these costs are not just significant, they might not be in the budget at all. Outsourcing your IT allows you to not only save on costs of a full-time employee but also can help you keep your focus on your business instead of spending time hiring and training new employees.
Additionally, business owners benefit from having one less decision to make or problem to solve, and can instead prioritize client satisfaction and business growth. Even if you are used to wearing all the hats in your business, learning how to navigate the complexity of IT can take more time than you have. Time that’s better spent on serving customers, focusing on your marketing, or improving your products or services.
Expertise and Experience (Qualified Does Not Equal Experienced)
An in-house IT employee, compared to an IT service provider, is far more likely to have a limited pool of experience to pull from. Regardless of the in-house employee's qualifications.
Professional IT businesses have experience working with a variety of clients in numerous industries. This means they’re well aware of both common and niche problems and have the systems and tools already in place to address these issues.
In-house IT staff, on the other hand, will need time to understand your business, and may have less practical experience to actually resolve problems as they come up. As a result, your business could be at risk for extensive downtime or even non-compliance fees.
Data compliance is crucial for a wide variety of industries. Failing to comply with industry regulations can cost your business expensive fees, downtime, and even a loss in reputation.
Today, consumers expect that the financial and personal information they share with your business remains safe. And with data breaches on the rise, your business needs proactive IT solutions that keep your clients’ data secure.
Outsourcing your IT to an external provider like ITs Managed helps ensure you have the latest cybersecurity measures in place. Our services also set your business up for managed IT solutions that resolve issues before they even arise.
ITs Managed: Outsourced IT Services Your Business Can Trust
For over 27 years, ITs Managed has provided high-quality, affordable IT solutions to businesses in Grants Pass and Medford, OR. If you’re ready to grow your business, keep your data safe, and benefit from the experience of professional IT providers, schedule a consultation with us today.