The benefits of IT outsourcing

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IT is the backbone of any business and as an important function as HR or marketing. If email goes down, the internet stops working or there’s a glitch in the server, your company grinds to a halt. It’s a harsh reality that time is money, so every second counts. A recent survey found that the average office worker wastes 22 minutes every day dealing with IT issues. This is in addition to the stress and frustration it can cause amongst your teams. Have you considered IT outsourcing?

Businesses of all shapes and sizes can benefit from IT outsourcing.

Here are just a few reasons why you and your company should consider it.

No one is a jack of all trades

The people in your company cannot be experts at everything. Everyone from the office junior to the CEO has their own skill set and specialisms. That may not include knowing what to do when there’s a business critical IT situation. IT outsourcing means that your teams can concentrate on what they do best and not have to try and get the printer working ahead of that big meeting. Leave it to the experts to keep your computer network ticking over and performing just the way that they should be. Your staff will also value for having a proper system in place to help them to get their jobs done.

Stay ahead of the times

IT outsourcing means leaving the techie stuff to people who know the industry and what’s moving and shaking in the IT world. Outsourcing to a reputable and modern company will mean that they keep you in the know too. They will get you up to speed when there’s new products and technology out there and show you how to use it, too. Don’t be complacent with what you have – move your company forward by using the best kit out there as soon as it’s available. This will help to upskill your teams to boost their confidence and capabilities with technology. This can also help with staff retention as research has shown that 57% of workers value learning and development opportunities as reasons to stay put in a job.

Reduce risk

Outsourcing your IT function will mean that you have a knowledgeable and professional team safeguarding your server and network. This will help to keep your data protection and cyber security in check. It will also ensure that you are compliant with all the legislation and regulations governing this, which is changing all of the time.  Sounds like a dream doesn’t it? It is, but also it will become your responsibility on 28th May to ensure that your IT company is compliant. So make sure you choose someone that makes that information readily available and it ticks all the required GDPR boxes.

Push your productivity

All of the benefits mentioned above will mean that your company can operate at an optimum level. Your teams are focussed, they have the best technology at their fingertips and they are protected against cyber attacks. IT outsourcing means that you can rest assured as a day-to-day practice and rely on experts to help you should something need repairing or replacing. Streamline your processes, take advantages of opportunities at the core of your business and power up the productivity of you and your teams. The IT managed services industry is no longer a well-kept secret – the efficiency and reliability IT outsourcing provides has meant 56% of companies with more than 100 employees have opted for it already.

The small, professional and friendly team here at Link IT can do all this and more for your business. Contact us for a consultation on how IT outsourcing can benefit you.

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