How IT outsourcing benefits a range of businesses
There are a number of ways in which IT outsourcing benefits a business – reducing risk, upping productivity and leaving your technology to the experts.
These benefits are universal – but there are certain businesses where IT outsourcing benefits really come into their own. Different industries and businesses can develop their network and corporate communications when entrusting their IT to an outsourced agency – here’s how to make it happen.
Businesses with remote workers
More and more companies are not solely based in a central office – employees work from home or hot desking spaces or whilst travelling. The number of people working remotely has increased by nearly a quarter of a million over the last decade. If your company operates from a number of different locations, IT outsourcing benefits you by providing technology support which isn’t tied to any one location. An expert team can either resolve an issue remotely or by travelling to wherever your kit is. Cloud technology can underpin this, so your teams can access whatever they want and whenever they want both safely and securely. Work is an activity rather than a location, so your IT team needs to adapt to that too.
Start up businesses
When first putting a business plan into action, a robust IT system needs to be a priority to keep your new company’s operations under digital lock and key. Technology changes all of the time with new software, updates and legislation to contend with, such as GDPR and cyber security. In addition, research has shown that 51% of small businesses are reluctant to use new technology because it takes them too long to get up to speed with it all. As a small business ourselves, take our advice – this is not the way to go. IT is not a place to cut corners – the best and most secure technology will power up your business for future success. It’s no bad thing that no one can be a jack of all trades. So, take the pressure off and reap the IT outsourcing benefits for your company by putting it in the hands of the pros.
Think of a household brand … there’s lots isn’t there. They are big business, too. This year’s annual Forbes Global 2000 list of publicly traded companies from 60 countries accounts for $39.1 (£30.2 trillion) trillion in sales, $3.2 trillion (£2.4 trillion) in profit and $56.8 trillion (43.9 trillion) in market value.
Most of those big companies will have offices based in cities throughout the world. Although they may run somewhat independently, they need to be singing from the same hymn sheet too. So, their IT and communication channels must be married up. But, it’s a little unfeasible to have one IT team to oversee the entire operation from London to New York and Singapore. Where would they be based? Would you need multiple staff doing the same thing but across different locations? Would all potential issues be dealt with in a timely and coordinated manner? Would this approach be best for the company’s bottom line? Don’t take these risks. By outsourcing to an IT consultancy, there is a central point of contact for employees no matter where they are based. All they need is remote access and it’s all systems go for your IT outsourcing benefits.
So, it’s clear that there is a whole host of IT outsourcing benefits for companies of all shapes and sizes. It is also clear that this is a popular option for the modern workforce – such as the 90% of us who don’t enjoy the 9-5 in an office – or the new companies which are springing up all of the time. Well-established companies can also take advantage of IT outsourcing to provide a central point of contact for both day-to-day activities or if a business critical situation arises.
Here at Link IT, you can put your IT in our safe hands to keep your company communicating, covered and complaint. Contact us to find out more or for an initial consultation on how we could help you.