7 Benefits of Outsourcing IT Services
More businesses are realizing the benefits of outsourcing IT services to a managed service provider (MSP) like SNC. Here are our seven favorite benefits that we share with customers when they ask why they should outsource their IT services.
- Make your IT budget do more
When you outsource your IT needs, you only pay for what you need when you need it. You won’t have to worry about investing in tech that you don’t end up using. By understanding your unique needs and leveraging the latest technology, an MSP will work with you to make the most of any budget.
- Lower labor and operating costs
In today’s world, hiring and training new employees can be an expensive, time-consuming process. If your business needs new technology right now but can’t afford to hire additional full-time staff, an MSP will provide the experts you need. MSPs handle the vetting, hiring, and training process for you, so you can be confident that you’ll have competent industry experts working on your IT projects. At the same time, an MSP is generally cheaper than hiring additional full-time employees.
- Quicker implementation
When you hire an MSP, you’re hiring a team to take care of tasks that they do all day, every day. If you have a large IT project coming up, you can be confident that it won’t involve anything an MSP hasn’t seen before. With hands-on experience, an MSP can take care of projects more efficiently and faster than in-house teams.
- Mitigate risk
The tech industry is continually evolving and changing. The tech you purchase today may be outdated by tomorrow. When you hire an MSP, they absorb the risk of investing in technology. At the same time, if something goes wrong with your network, an MSP will handle repair and replacement costs, saving you money and time.
- Stay focused
If your business doesn’t already focus on IT, an MSP will allow your team to focus on critical day-to-day business operations. An MSP focuses on being the best at what they do, so you can be the best at what you do.
- Maximize security
When you implement new technology, you’re inevitably opening your network to new security risks. If you don’t have experience uncovering and testing for these weak spots, you’re opening your network to potential breaches. With an MSP, you’ll have a team of security experts to ensure that your network’s security is maximized at all times, including after network updates or upgrades have been made. Many MSPs also offer remote network monitoring to protect your system around the clock.
- Backup and disaster recovery
Many businesses we encounter are not prepared for disaster. Disaster planning and recovery require additional resources that many small and medium-sized companies can’t afford. At the same time, they can’t afford the risk of disaster. An MSP prepares your business for disaster on a proactive basis. An MSP has the expertise to build infrastructure that prepares your business for the possibility of disaster. At the same time, MSPs have the expertise to develop a concrete plan that ensures your company will be able to recover quickly in the event of a disaster.
If your business is interested in any of these benefits, contact SNC today to inquire about our managed service offerings.