This is the first in our three-part blog series on the benefits of outsourcing IT services. As you already know, information technology (IT) is one of the biggest expenses for small businesses. Tasks such as purchasing workstations, laptops, printers and copiers can be overwhelming and very expensive if you purchase the wrong equipment. Not to mention that the world of IT changes so fast, it is hard to keep up with the latest news, challenges and innovations and how they might impact your business. Yet hiring a full-time IT resource is a huge expense for a small business, and possibly not even necessary. Perhaps outsourced IT services is the answer for you. Here are some of the benefits of outsourcing IT services:
Keeps Specialized Labor Costs Low
As stated above, most small businesses do not have enough work to keep an IT resource busy full-time, but there are periods where you do need their expertise, and if you don’t have that expertise available it is costly. Having IT support services available at critical times such as a move to a new building or office, setting up a new network, or purchasing all new hardware for the company are smart business decisions. In these cases, using an IT outsourcing service provider is good move.
Keeps IT Hardware & Software Costs Low
If IT hardware is the backbone of running the modern small business, then software is the nervous system, and one of the largest capital expenses you have in a small business. Making a mistake such as purchasing hardware that doesn’t adequately support your business needs can waste valuable time. IT professionals know how to evaluate the IT needs of a small business and make sure that they purchase the right equipment for the job and assure that you won’t “outgrow” it too soon.
Software is also critical, and it is important to set up the applications correctly so that your website can be used by your customers, that email is distributed and delivered promptly, that the privacy of your business and customers is protected, and you have the right applications in-place to meet the demands of your business. Outsourced IT professionals are a low-cost way to get world-class IT support for your software applications.
Addresses Specific IT Problems
One of the greatest benefits of outsourcing IT services is flexibility. You need different IT services for different phases or initiatives within your business. Setting up a new office or network requires different services than resolving email issues or a network outage, and outsourcing allows you to get the specific, just-in-time support for the current challenge faced by the company.
Be sure to return next month for three more Benefits of Outsourcing IT Services.
Looking for Outsourced IT Services?
Then look no further than Scenic City Business Solutions. We are a local Chattanooga-based company that has provides a variety of IT-related services such as network setup and maintenance, internet and wi-fi connectivity, IT project management, and much, much more. Complete our simple online contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (423) 777-4822, for more information.