As a business owner outsourcing aspects of your business function can seem attractive, especially if the business is smaller and struggling to source IT services due to cost and lack of expertise. IT outsourcing can be one of the more obvious areas to outsource as it can be one of the most expensive aspects of running a business and one that requires a level of expertise that many business owners do not possess.
With IT outsourcing companies you can reduce and control your operating costs on many levels. IT personnel may be expensive and the wages, tax and benefits associated with employing the right person for the job can soon mount up, with IT outsourcing you can access professional expertise when you need to and pay for what you use and no more. IT infrastructure is also a major cost to many small and medium business, the right infrastructure can be not only expensive but if you’re a business with limited premises you may not have the capacity to expand and there’s no space for additional hardware. Using IT outsourcing companies can be the answer for small to medium enterprises to access additional services such as cloud services, help desks and data-storage offsite, reducing both cost and the need for additional space.
Another advantage of IT outsourcing is that it allows you and your employees to concentrate on your primary focus – your business. It may be that using an existing employee with IT skills is simply taking resources away from the core business focus that they were hired for, using IT outsourcing companies means your IT function is taken care of leaving all your staff free to focus on their core duties. A good outsourced provider will also be able to support your business objectives and help you use your IT infrastructure to grow your business effectively.
IT is a fast moving area of business, the technology required to run many businesses changes fast and keeping up with new industry standards and gaining a competitive edge means you may not have the time or expertise to keep abreast of all the latest developments in your business area. IT outsourcing companies can do this for you far more effectively as they work with multiple clients so typically keep up with all industry best practice and technology innovations. They can advise on the best technology and practice for your business to not only give you the edge now but in the future.
IT outsourcing has many cost benefits and IT outsourcing companies have a variety of payment options with the flexibility that can suit smaller businesses. ‘Pay-as-you-go’ options may suit smaller businesses who may only use some services rarely and find it more cost effective to pay only for what they use. Fixed monthly payments with clear service options so you know how much you’re paying and what’s included, mean costs can be budgeted for in advance.
Most IT outsourcing companies offer high-quality staff with specialist skills and IT outsourcing providers look to hire the most qualified staff with expertise in their fields to offer clients the best all-around service. This avoids costly hires that may not have the skill set required for your needs and can offer the chance to develop a custom service using multiple specialist consultants to work on special projects. With IT outsourcing sourcing the very latest technology becomes simpler as most providers have partnerships with many of the world’s leading technology names such as Microsoft, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Dell and others and can offer a range of technology and advice on which will be the most suitable option to meet your needs, avoiding costly mistakes.
The benefits of outsourcing your IT functions are quite clear in both cost and resource aspects with cost savings and clear business advantages. Tecsenza offers a comprehensive outsourcing service with tailored options to suit different business models UK wide from their base in the Midlands with specialist consultants in every aspect of business IT. For a personal consultation just go to our contact form or call us to book and we’ll be happy to help.