If you run your own company where your IT systems are currently being managed internally, it’s likely you’ve considered outsourcing to an IT service provider but you’re unclear on the possible benefits and worried about the potential risks. Here we explore the advantages of outsourcing, as well as looking at the concerns you may have.
The top reasons why companies outsource include:
Cost – Outsourcing eliminates the costs of hiring an employee, including expensive training and a pension plan.
Focus – You can focus on the core competencies of your business and let a specialist focus on your IT.
Capabilities – Greater return on investment for you, as you benefit from the collective knowledge of a team of IT specialists.
Internal staff – You might have someone you employed for one role, who is now covering an element of your IT service simply because it needs doing. By outsourcing your IT, this staff member can fulfil their original job role. Conversely you may not have a current staff member with the relevant know-how to support your IT systems and it would be too costly to employ someone to do so. In this case, outsourcing can be a feasible option.
Restructure – Outsourcing your IT while going through the challenging process of a restructure ensures your essential processes that keep the business functioning are in place.
Release capital – Outsourcing your IT means you can spend your capital on items that are integral to your product or customers.
Reduce risk – Professional IT providers will do the hard work of keeping up to date with industry best practice and new technologies on your behalf, so they will guide you on the best IT options for your business and you can avoid costly mistakes.
At Fusion IT, we have a comprehensive understanding of the kinds of concerns a manager may have around outsourcing any aspect of their business to external professionals. In our experience these typically include:
“Can the IT service provider handle all of our needs?”
“We’re worried about losing control of our IT and not knowing what’s going on with our systems.”
“What if we have to sign up for a long period of time but then change our minds? Or splash out on an expensive bit of kit that we later find doesn’t work for us?”
Well, hopefully, we can put your mind at rest! When you choose our IT management services, we become an extension of your company. Outsourcing to us is far less costly than establishing your own internal IT department. We pride ourselves on being bang up to date with new technology and the latest upgrades. You will benefit directly from our comprehensive industry knowledge. We take a flexible, tailored approach to meet the specific needs of your business and we help you to make the right decisions, saving you time and money.
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