The benefits of outsourcing your IT


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Every organisation, whether it’s a start up, medium-sized business, or a large corporation, needs to invest in their IT systems, to streamline business processes and increase productivity. Employing a full IT team can prove to be costly and keeping staff trained and up to speed with latest technologies can be time consuming and inefficient.

A good alternative to employing your own IT team, would be to use an IT Solutions provider such as Aztech IT, who would reduce costs and remove some of the headaches associated with managing your IT systems.

Outsourcing services does not necessarily mean that the staff you have on board does not have the skills and experience necessary to accomplish the tasks on hand. It’s just that with the number of IT issues that crop up on a day-to-day basis, taking time off to troubleshoot or try to figure out why systems are not working properly can be tedious and time consuming. It also hampers productivity. Outsourcing IT services rids you and your staff of the burden of having to make sure that your systems and technology are up and running properly at all times.

Immediate benefits can be gained through outsourcing IT Services to a Managed Service Provider, these are -

Controlled costs

Hiring and training IT staff can be very costly and time consuming. Outsourcing lets you focus on the other parts of your business whilst still gaining access to the knowledge and expertise of a technical team, they should also be proactive in finding and resolving system issues before they arise, resulting in an increase in business continuity.
Alternatively you could have a more flexible agreement and pay only for the services you require each month, this will allow organisations who require more seasonal cover, reduced overheads in quieter periods which should help increase overall productivity.

Reduce Risk

Every business carries a certain amount of risk, with regulations, competition and technologies always changing its hard to keep to date with it across all aspects of the business. Outsourced IT providers will be more qualified and equipped to deal with these rapid changes and can manage much of the risk associated with them, as they have specific industry knowledge and will always keep up to date with security and compliance changes. They also have the knowledge to help you work more proactively and help you to decide how best to avoid risk, which should save you money and time in the long run.

Keep up with the competition

Large organisations, generally have access to a wealth of resources and it can sometimes be difficult for smaller business to match the IT infrastructure and in-house support of some of their larger competitors. Outsourcing IT functions provides organisations with the same level of efficiency and they can gain access to similar technologies and expertises which some larger organisations benefit from.

Increase Efficiency

It takes time and money to ensure you're always up to speed with the latest technologies and trends available to your business and probably not a priority for most organisations, but this will be for an IT Provider whose core business is IT. An outsourced IT company will be able to provide you with a whole team of proficient IT professional with a variety of technical skills for the cost of a single in-house employee, leaving you time to get on with running other aspects of your business.

Outsourcing to a provider who specialises in the cloud will also contribute to greater team efficiency and communication. Information, documents and files will all be centralised in one place and will be accessible to everyone, anytime, anywhere.

Whether you are looking for a complete IT team or additional support to complete your IT team, contact us at Aztech IT as we have a number of different packages tailored to suit every organisation.