Many businesses believe that there are only two options available – you either outsource your IT or keep it in-house, but this simply isn’t the case.
Many companies provide a tailored solution that consists of a combination of the two.
The level of integration and support is decided on a case by case basis, dependent on your individual requirements.
From simply outsourcing a core function such as support and management of IT platforms and users, to a fully managed ITIL outsource service, whereby an IT Manager is assigned to your business , working closely with you on an ongoing basis to advise on solutions and remedial actions to increase efficiency and resolve support issues – all for an affordable, pre-agreed monthly fee.
Why should I outsource my IT?
There are a number of reasons why organisations choose to go down the IT outsourcing route.
Business leaders need to analyse their own situation and determine what benefits outsourcing all or some of the IT function will bring to their organisation.
Below we have listed some of the obvious benefits.
Access to specialist expertise
With talent deficit an increasingly growing concern amongst business leaders, outsourcing provides easy access to additional skills and expertise.
In addition qualifications and knowledge are maintained to ensure businesses receive the very best technical expertise.
By shifting the substantial capital expenditure on IT to a stable monthly operational cost with none of the financial risk, businesses can gain some breathing room to invest strategically for enhanced competitive advantage.
Hardware, software, managed services and cloud services can all help increase your cash flow and minimise the risk to your business
This doesn’t mean you have to “give up” your IT manager that everybody loves.
It simply means a team of both on and off-site technical experts will work with your existing team, offering current staff access to a hub of technical knowledge imparted by your outsourcing team.
Plus you have the peace of mind knowing that when your IT Manager goes on holiday that you will still receive24/7 support.
24/7 IT support from the UK
Providing dedicated round-the-clock IT support is imperative for organisations in the current economic climate.
Building this capability internally is costly and difficult to resource. Outsourcing is a popular solution to this challenge.
A team of dedicated IT professionals can be on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support your business.
Improve focus on core business
Unless you’re an IT services business, building a full service IT team is not always cost effective.
By offloading day-to-day operational IT tasks to an outsourcing partner, IT Managers can redeploy internal capabilities to focus on business specific technology initiatives and core business activities.
Outsourcing benefits organisations who need to respond to periods of fluctuating growth.
Many companies that have spikes in demand need a scalable IT system which can prove to be costly and inefficient.
With access to a 24/7 resource and technology service on demand businesses can feel safe in the knowledge that an outsourcing team can provide extra levels of support when needed.
There are many risks relating to IT services facing businesses today such as heightened data security, increased compliance and regulatory pressures.
By leveraging an outsourced IT provider they can take advantage of additional skills, increase IT service maturity and leverage experience to mitigate these risks.
Outsourcing your IT to the experts allows someone else to stay focused on all your IT needs.
Working with you to deliver long term strategies that are right for your business.
This gives you more time to focus on running your business and letting the technology work for you.
Development and Research
Why pay someone to do what we have already done? Development of systems and process is costly and time consuming. Why not go with someone that has already tried and tested it?
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