outsourced IT

The top 5 benefits of outsourced IT

Businesses everywhere are transitioning from break-fix services to fully outsourced IT. They’re moving away from “that one guy they know who fixes computers” to a full-fledged Managed Service Provider.

This being said, the benefits of outsourced IT go above and beyond “that one guy,” and here’s why.

The best rate is a flat rate.

Technology can be expensive.

No, wait. It is expensive.

Not only is technology expensive to get … but it’s expensive to maintain, as well. From upgrades and updates to day-to-day maintenance, the dollars can certainly add up — and quickly, too.

However, one of the key benefits of outsourced IT is that most everything IT-related comes to you at a flat, monthly rate. Whether you’re in need of an update, patch, or hardware repair, the IT provider takes care of it all.

In other words, there are no miscellaneous repair bills, upcharges, or hidden fees. Everything technology-related comes to you at a flat, monthly rate.

Now or three days from now?

When you need something fixed, you need it fixed now — not three days from now. But when you’re dealing with a break-fix company, that’s exactly what you’ll get. Service three days from now.

However, outsource your IT and things will work a little differently. Instead of waiting days — or even hours — to receive support, you’ll receive a call or message from a qualified technician within the hour.

On top of this, these are the technicians who actually want to see your business succeed. They want you to regain full operating status as quickly as possible (since they don’t benefit from hourly rates). Because of this, they’ll provide your team with the highest quality of support and long lasting resolutions ten times out of ten.

A free download isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Security is a big deal these days. But without a dedicated IT provider, you’ll be left to protect your own data — which might not be a good thing.

There are so many different threats, so many different angles, and so many different entry points that it can be nearly impossible for a company to successfully protect its own data. This is why it’s more important than ever to leverage the expertise of a third party vendor.

AKA, outsource your IT.

An IT Provider can bring the tools, resources, and knowledge your company needs to remain fully protected. But to make matters even better, an IT Provider will regularly monitor your network to check for vulnerabilities and incoming threats.

All in all, security is a job for an entire team of professionals — it’s not something your receptionist can download for free off the internet.

A vendor here, a vendor there, a vendor everywhere.

Vendors can be difficult to manage — heck, they can even be difficult to simply keep track of. You have vendors of all shapes and sizes, coming at you from every direction, and all with varying procedures and policies.

An outsourced IT provider can help alleviate some of this confusion.

From licenses and renewals to support and maintenance, a quality IT provider can help your team manage third-party vendors. Instead of many points of contact, you now have one. And a change like this can save you time, money, and resources.

And not to mention, it can reduce some of that on-the-job stress.  

All the cool kids have a strategy.

When it comes to technology, it can often be difficult to visualize the bigger picture.

How does everything fit together? Do the different pieces of your infrastructure have the ability to grow alongside your company? Does the technology you use actually promote productivity … or hurt it?

Outsource your IT and many of these questions will be cleared up.

With an experienced IT Provider, your business can benefit from strategic IT consulting and guidance. In this situation, nothing will be done haphazardly, and everything will serve a specific purpose. Receive guidance on new solutions, assistance with technology implementations, and support developing roadmaps and business processes.

If you’d like to learn more about outsourcing your IT, then give us a call or shoot us a message today. We’d love to chat.