Our global economy depends on technology. However, when it comes to resources, not every business has access to the same level of capital, expertise, assets, and infrastructure. It can be frustrating to face stagnant business growth because you lack the time or ability to invest in new technology or the bottom line to accommodate the increased overhead of hiring a full-time employee to manage it. Outsourcing your technology needs to an experienced third-party could be the perfect solution to get your growth back on track without inflating costs.
What is IT?
Before we get into the why, let’s discuss the what. IT stands for information technology. It’s a general term used to describe anything a business might use a computer for – tasks such as word processing, managing orders, logistics, or safeguarding data and information, to list a few examples. Functions such as cloud computing, data collection, and information security are expected to continue to play a significant role in the future of business. Therefore, the Bureau of U.S Labor Statistics estimates that jobs related to IT will grow by 13 percent within the next decade.
Top 10 Reasons You Should Outsource Your IT
Technology changes in the blink of an eye. While it is a vital component of your business, it is not practical or wise to try to track and implement all these changes on your own. An IT expert can shoulder this responsibility but hiring a dedicated employee may not be the best investment. Here are 10 reasons why outsourcing your IT department is a better option.
- Lower IT Costs
You only pay for what you use when you need it, which allows you to budget effectively.
- Reduce Labor Costs
Hiring and training an IT staff can be very expensive, and temporary employees don’t always live up to expectations. Outsourcing lets you focus your human resources where you need them most.
- Trained and Certified
Certifications like Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) are important, but so is experience. If you’re not IT trained, how do you assure an employee is qualified?
- Qualified Doesn’t Equal Experienced
An in-house IT employee is often isolated regardless of training. With AMS, you get a team with multi-faceted experience that allows for fresh and creative approaches to common and not so common IT issues.
- Increase Efficiency and Competitiveness
Organizations that try to do all IT Services in-house themselves can have much higher research, development, and implementation time, all of which increase costs and are ultimately passed on to customers.
- Quickly Implement New Technology
A quality outsourced IT service organization will have the resources to start new projects right away and shorten the timeline of the same type of project being handled in-house.
- Stay Focused on Your Core Business
Businesses have limited resources, and every manager has limited time and attention. Outsourcing will help your business stay focused on your core business and not distracted by complex IT decisions.
- Reduce Risk
Every business investment carries a certain amount of risk. Markets, competition, government regulations, financial conditions, and technologies all change very quickly. IT outsourcing manages much of this risk for you.
- Level the Playing Field
Outsourcing can help small companies act “big” by giving them access to the similar technology, and expertise that large companies enjoy. An independent third-party managed cost structure and economy of scale can give your company a competitive advantage.
- Compliance and Security
By outsourcing a qualified Manages Services company who is familiar with PCI Compliance you can rest assured that your company is minimizing the risks associated with maintaining client data, credit card numbers, sensitive competitive information and more.