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Jan
2021
5 Ways to Save Money By Outsourcing Your IT

5 Ways to Save Money By Outsourcing Your IT

IT outsourcing has become increasingly popular among businesses both large and small. Whether a company has outsourced its entire IT department or relies on an IT business for technical support, there are several cost saving benefits that can come from turning to an outside company for your IT needs.

When outsourcing IT tasks to companies or contractors allows you to cut costs in relation to your company’s information technology needs and requirements. For example, having an IT team in-house can be costly, whereas outsourcing your IT tasks can reduce costs in relation to salary, employee equipment, benefits and more.

5 Ways to save $ by choosing outsourcing Your Information Technology to the right MSP (Managed Services Provider)

1. TRAINING EXPENSES

Security breaches of any size are guaranteed to cost your business money and many of them are caused by staff error due to simple lack of training. It’s costly and difficult to get all of your employees on the same page when it comes to cyber-security and the training costs can add up quickly.  However, when you outsource, you don’t have to spend the time, money and resources to train the employees working for that outside firm.

2. BENEFITS

For many companies, providing benefits like health insurance and disability insurance is required by law. If you don’t provide decent benefits, you may lose your best talent in the industry to competitors. However, by outsourcing, you will lower the amount that you have to pay in expensive benefits.

3. EMPLOYEE OPPORTUNITY COSTS

A company’s greatest resource is its employees. How those employees are used often determines the competitive advantages a company has. If you are using your employees to solve the company’s daily IT issues you may lose some of that competitive advantage that you would have if they were working on more important projects. Outsourcing helps free up your most valuable employees.

4. TECH SUPPORT and 24/7 Remote Monitoring

Most companies require the use of complex computer networks to do work and store and analyze important data. Your internal IT department might be great between 9am and 5pm, but what happens if disaster strikes in the middle of the night? When this technology breaks down, you need to have IT staff on site to help troubleshoot and fix problems. However, IT professionals usually come with extremely high salaries. Consider outsourcing to a 24/7 Help Desk Solution and remote monitoring, this way you can have “round the clock” care which keeps a watchful eye on your network to detect any foreseen issues for your internal IT systems.

5. CONSISTENCY NO MATTER WHAT

Outsourced IT providers don’t take sick days and don’t leave your business at a few weeks’ notice. Placing your company’s most important infrastructure in the hands of one or two individuals who have their own lives to contend with can prove a risky strategy. If your internal IT team members aren’t on hand when a problem strikes, the cost of hiring a contractor for damages or repairs can have a huge impact on your finances.

Outsourcing to a business that specializes purely in IT support makes sense because you’re not only placing your IT system in the hands of experienced experts but building a relationship with that trusted business. 

navitend is an outsourced IT option for organizations between 15 and 500 users that provides a personalized service by looking carefully at your unique needs and deciding on the best method of IT support, one that’s both protective and cost-effective. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to what we do, and we know that by using our support services you’re trusting us to provide your business exceptional value.

Need help to determine whether you’re getting the service you need and to help you decide if it's time to switch providers? Read our blog post "Is It Time To Switch To Another Managed Services Provider (MSP)?" 

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