- Control of IT costs
Outsourcing converts fixed IT costs into variable costs and allows you to set an effective budget. In other words, pay only for what you use when you need it.
- Reduce labor costs
Hiring and training IT staff can be very expensive, and temporary employees don't always meet your expectations. Outsourcing allows you to focus your human resources where you need them most.
- Trained, experienced, qualified, certified.
If you don't have IT training, how do you make sure an employee is qualified? Certifications like Microsoft Certified Systems Enginner (MCSE) are important, but so is experience.
- Qualified does not mean expert
Few problems are new to major IT service companies, who see related problems over and over again. An internal IT employee leads an isolated existence no matter how hard they train. We would all prefer an experienced doctor; the same goes for IT.
- Increase efficiency and competitiveness
Organizations trying to run all IT services in-house can have much longer research, development, and implementation times, increasing costs and ultimately being passed on to customers.
- Quickly implement new technologies
A quality outsourced IT services organization will have the resources to start new projects immediately. Internal management of the same project can take weeks or months to hire the right people, train them, and provide the support they need. For most implementations, quality IT companies will bring years of experience, saving time and money.
- Stay focused on your core business
Businesses have limited resources and each manager has limited time and attention. Outsourcing can help your company stay focused on the core business and not get distracted by complex IT decisions.
- Reduce risk
Every business investment carries a certain amount of risk. Markets, competition, government regulations, financial conditions, and technologies change very quickly. Outsourcing providers assume and manage much of this risk for you, with specific industry insights, especially security and compliance issues. They are generally much better at deciding how to avoid risks in their areas of expertise.
- Level the playing field
Most small businesses cannot afford to match the internal support services that larger businesses maintain. Outsourcing can help small businesses grow by providing them with access to similar technologies and skills that large companies enjoy. An independent third-party managed cost structure and economy of scale can give your business a competitive advantage.
- Compliance and security
Is your firewall up to date? Do you have a DMZ installed? Do you control your workstations and servers? Has your company implemented PCI security standards and is it working to maintain them? For example, businesses have more ways than ever to prosper by accepting many forms of payment, such as credit and debit cards, gift cards, electronic checks, wire transfers, to name a few, but the need for diligence also arises with these forms. . transaction. By outsourcing to a qualified management services company, you can be confident that your company is minimizing the risks associated with the retention of customer data, credit card information, etc.