In today’s day and age, IT is vital to the operation of a business. The question, though, is not whether or not you need IT, but whether or not you should build an IT department within your company or outsource to IT professionals.
If you’re a large, continually growing company, it may be in your best interest to hire internally, however, if you’re just getting started or are working on long-term, steady growth (however slow it may be), it may be best for you to outsource your IT.
Outsourcing IT Services
Is cost efficient. By hiring an outside party, you can avoid certain expenses including the salary requirements that come when hiring qualified professionals. In addition, there can be serious equipment expenses and other costs that add up fast. When you outsource to a trustworthy company, you only have to pay for what you absolutely need.
Lets you keep your resources free. Although you may have one or two employees who are tech savvy and capable, they weren’t hired on to do IT, were they? By outsourcing your IT, you can keep employees focused on what you need them to be doing instead of doing what they can do to help with IT.
Gives you access to more. As mentioned above, having an in-house IT team and all the equipment they need can be expensive. Since you might not need everything right away, you wouldn’t purchase all of the equipment right away, naturally. When you outsource to a trustworthy company, you’ll have access to the tools you need, whether right away or later on, and it might even be cheaper and easier for you to expand down the road.
Lessens risk. It can be expensive and time consuming to keep up with technology and keep everything IT related running smoothly. Spending the money to keep up-to-date and not knowing the right and wrong equipment to buy can put you at risk if other (expected or unexpected) expenses arise down the road.