Many businesses feel that keeping all processes in-house is one way to save money. After all, why pay an outside company to do something that can be handled by an employee? But hiring an in-house IT (Information Technology) person may actually cost you more money than outsourcing. Business owners and managers would be wise to reevaluate their budget vs. needs when it comes to IT.
Cost savings. Employee costs include more than just salary. There's sick pay, paid vacation, employee taxes and health care benefits to name but a few. But let's not forget the overhead. Office space, desks and computers should be factored in when it comes to weighing the benefits of outsourced versus in-house IT.
Controlled Operational Costs. By hiring an IT service you'll have more control over costs. Rather than paying an employee's salary, regardless of workload, your IT managed service will work with you to cover just your needs. Basically, you will pay only for what is needed and used.
Focus on your business, not your IT Department. No manager needs more people to manage. By outsourcing you'll have one less department to deal with allowing your energies to be focused on more important tasks.
Experience, Quality and Cutting Edge Technology. Face it, if you're not IT savvy it'll be difficult to ensure that a new employee will be skilled enough to handle your business's needs. Hiring a quality outsourced IT agency will eliminate the worry of staying up-to-date with new regulations and computer security. Ongoing training and implementation will automatically be handled for you.
Play with the big boys. Smaller businesses can level the playing field with an outsourced IT agency. You'll benefit from the expertise and technology previously available only to larger businesses.
As you can see, there are many benefits to outsourcing your IT needs. When done for the right reasons, and through careful consideration, outsourcing can save your business money while allowing for more growth.
To find out if your business could benefit from outsourcing contact us today.
Written By Kevin Gray
Hello! I am the Sales Manager and one of the Senior IT Consultants @ EnvisionIT Solutions. . I help our clients envision great technology solutions that help their businesses grow. Let me know if you have any questions. I am an avid outdoorsmen who loves fly fishing and camping. I also love sports – soccer, basketball, football….