Outsourcing of IT services through managed IT services can bring immediate benefits.
1. Control IT costs
Outsourcing converts IT fixed costs into variable costs and allows you to have an effective budget. In other words, you only pay for what you use when you need it.
2. Reduce labor costs
Hiring and training IT staff can be very expensive, and temporary workers don't always meet your expectations. Outsourcing allows you to focus your employees where you need them most.
3. Trained, experienced, qualified, certified.
How do you ensure that an employee is qualified if they are not IT trained? Certifications like Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) are important, but they are also experienced.
4. Qualified has no immediate experience
Few problems are new to top IT service companies experiencing multiple related issues. An internal IT employee leads an isolated existence, no matter how much he trains. We would all prefer to be an experienced doctor; The same applies to IT.
5. Increase efficiency and competitiveness.
Businesses that attempt to do all IT services in-house may have much more time to research, develop, and implement, increasing costs and ultimately passing it on to customers.
6. Deploy new technology quickly
A high-quality outsourced IT services organization has the resources to start new projects right away. Working internally on the same project can take weeks or months to hire the right people, train them, and provide the necessary support. For most deployments, high-quality IT companies initially have years of experience to save time and money.
7. Focus on your core business
Organizations have limited resources and each manager has limited time and attention. Outsourcing can help your company focus on its core business and not be distracted by complex IT decisions.
8. Reduce risk
Every business investment carries a certain risk. Markets, competition, government regulations, financial conditions, and technologies are changing very rapidly. Outsourcing providers assume and control a large portion of this risk for you with industry-specific knowledge, in particular security and compliance issues. In general, they can make much better decisions about how to avoid risks in their areas of expertise.
9. Level the playing field
Most small companies cannot afford to use the internal support services of large companies. Outsourcing can help small companies act "big" by giving them access to similar technologies and expertise that large companies have. An independent cost structure and economies of scale managed by third parties can give your business a competitive advantage.
10. Compliance and security
Is your firewall up to date? Do you have a DMZ installed? Check your workstations and servers? Has your company implemented PCI security standards and is working to maintain them? For example, companies have more options than ever to be successful with many payment methods, such as credit and debit cards, gift vouchers, electronic checks, and bank transfers, to name just a few. However, these forms of transaction also require due diligence. By outsourcing a qualified Managed Services company that is familiar with PCI compliance standards, you can be assured that your company will minimize the risks associated with maintaining customer information, credit card numbers, confidential competitive information, and more.