Outsourcing IT Services To A Managed IT Services Company Helps Businesses Reduce Costs
Outsourcing all or a portion of your IT costs can result in significant savings to your operational budget. These cost savings take many forms, including direct savings on labor costs from hiring to training. There are also indirect costs related to increased uptime and efficiency.
Together, these cost savings add to your bottom line and deliver better services to your customers.
Here’s a closer look at some of the top reasons to outsource your IT.
How Can Outsourcing IT Reduce Labor Expenses?
With outsourced IT, your company can save on every component of labor costs. Reduce or eliminate expenses related to recruiting and hiring highly specialized (and expensive) talent, onboarding, training, and professional development costs. With many outsourced IT service agreements, you can free your staff from routine technology maintenance, upgrades, and monitoring tasks, freeing up internal IT staff for more critical work.
Your managed IT partner offers help-desk services that further save time and lower labor costs. Help-desk services let your employees access experts to resolve most common hardware, software, and network issues using remote access technologies. In minutes, your IT partner can solve employee technical issues without disrupting internal IT staff who are focusing on other issues.
Can Outsourcing IT Reduce Technology Costs?
Specialization is commonplace in IT, with technologists trained only on some hardware or software. Hiring internal IT staff for your myriad systems, hardware and software can be daunting and expensive. Your outsourced IT partner has the expertise and depth to cover all of your technologies and provides ongoing training to ensure employees have the information and knowledge to serve you.
Your IT partner also manages your technologies for you, ensuring that warranties, licenses, and updates are current and active. This service means your computers, devices, and software apps operate at peak efficiency, are safe from cyberattacks and are covered by vendor-provided protection.
Can Outsourced IT Help with Innovation?
Staying ahead of the competition means having access to innovative technologies that improve the products and services your company offers. Outsourcing your IT needs lets you have access to experts and insights on new and emerging technologies. Use these insights to develop new business models, processes and revenue streams.
These technologies often can improve internal efficiencies, reduce reliance on outdated legacy technologies, and improve the quality of outputs. By using an external IT provider, you can access experts to manage your most complex technology projects. Whether it’s designing your IT systems, removing redundant or unnecessary components, and fine-tuning your technology, you’ll see cost savings driven by external IT expertise.
Can Outsourcing IT Improve IT Security Costs?
Cybersecurity is a mounting concern for companies large and small, as hackers use phishing schemes, viruses, and disruptive ransomware to cripple businesses. Managing security can be challenging for internal IT teams trying to keep multiple systems, networks, and devices protected.
Using a multilayered IT security approach provided by your outsourced IT partner, you can keep hackers at bay. Managed IT security solutions include network firewalls, automated software updates, automated anti-virus and anti-phishing tools, and system monitoring and reporting all as part of an integrated strategy. Reduce the risk of costly cyberattacks with experts focused on keeping your company and employees protected.
External IT solutions also allow your company to comply with strict regulatory mandates necessary for work with government agencies. As more government jurisdictions pass laws related to data privacy, a sound cybersecurity plan ensures compliance with applicable legal requirements. Failing to meet these guidelines can result in hefty fines or the inability to bid for contracts.
At ECW Network and IT Solutions, we help companies save money across their organizations. Learn more about how to lower your IT operational costs by contacting us today.