When it comes to keeping your business up-to-date or ahead of your competition, it can feel like you can’t keep up with the ever-expanding list of IT requirements. Even start-ups and small companies need enterprise-level technologies such as cybersecurity, ongoing network support, and data backups. Many businesses would prefer to address these challenges internally, but dedicated IT staff can be costly, not to mention the hassle involved in finding, keeping, and training the right person. This Platform 24 blog explores some of the main benefits of outsourcing your business’ IT needs, either entirely or just a small portion of them.
24/7 access to support from industry experts
If your business requires specialised IT knowledge, it can often be hard to find someone with the right set of skills to hire for your needs. On top of this, you should factor in their salary, added costs of training, and what your business would do if you needed them outside of regular business hours, or while they were away on annual leave or ill.
If the cost of a full-time or on-call in-house IT specialist isn’t justifiable but you still need IT support, outsourcing is the best course of action for you. By outsourcing your IT, you’re covering your bases around the clock, even after-hours, and you can save money by only paying for the IT services you need, when you need them.
Proactive monitoring of your IT assets
When it comes to dealing with IT issues, it is better to be proactive than reactive. Many businesses’ IT infrastructures lack the sufficient preventative measures to avoid major issues, but this can be remedied via outsourcing. Managed IT providers use extensive monitoring and maintenance programs to assess where your business can improve its network to prevent downtime and other issues in the first place. They spread the cost across all their clients to make these tools accessible for even the smallest businesses that would otherwise never have been able to afford them on their own.
Relief from technology hosting and refreshing duties
Hosting your own hardware and software requires continuous maintenance, not to mention significant reinvestment when new technologies hit the scene. Let an experienced IT management firm take care of these responsibilities for you so you can focus more on running your business.
If you’re interested in moving your business to an outsourced IT model or just want the best IT support Sydney has to offer, get in touch with the professionals at Platform 24. Our experts are always on the lookout for opportunities to improve businesses with the latest and greatest technology, so contact us online or call 1300 602 480.