As a result, in-house helpdesks are usually more familiar with the company’s IT set-up and systems, however, they are often extremely expensive to operate and maintain.
A small to mid-sized business (SME) would have to hire and train IT experts, which would be a significant cost.
Small and midsized businesses tend to find that outsourced IT support is more cost-effective because the staff is well trained to handle a wide variety of IT issues.
Business can thus concentrate on what they do best and not try to deal with things outside their field of expertise. In any case, if you’re contemplating switching to an outsourced IT support company, here are some advantages to consider:
Managing costs more effectively
Rather than fluctuating costs incurred from an in-house IT support team, an outsourced IT support team offers a more consistent budget to minimize start-up and SME costs. Training, equipment purchases, upgrades, and maintenance are all expenses for an in-house IT support team.
A company may have a difficult time tracking and managing its finances when expenses emerge out of nowhere, such as a server that breaks down or an IT employee who quits. Surges in terms of expenses can paralyze a small company and bog down operations, especially if the in-house IT team fails to keep the company’s operations up and running.
Outsourced IT support teams, by contrast, provide you with more control and consistency over your monthly expenses, which get bigger as your business grows, as well as the ability to solve IT-related problems more quickly.
2. Make your unique selling proposition the centerpiece of your marketing plan
Many start-up businesses fail because they do not have a Unique Selling Proposition (USP), which is something that separates one’s company from the competition, such as having the lowest price or being the first in an industry.
Companies must constantly innovate and grow in order to remain relevant in a world where one’s survival is dependent on their relevance. Otherwise, they become redundant and eventually disappear. It is therefore essential that one focuses on the company’s USP and delegate tasks that are unrelated but take a great deal of time to professionals.
A company can save resources by outsourcing an IT team instead of maintaining an in-house staff. If your company’s technology isn’t functioning as it should, let others with years of experience handling IT problems look into it for you instead of wasting your time. By concentrating on what truly matters, i.e., what you do best, and doing it better than your competitors, you will achieve success.
Back to point number two, an in-house IT team at a company that doesn’t specialize in IT will make a few security mistakes that may pose a risk to your company’s confidential information when they’re new.
Hackers and other unscrupulous individuals often steal confidential data using social engineering and other black hat techniques. Because IT companies have studied and dealt with many attacks by these hackers, they are familiar with their techniques and therefore can deal with your company’s security issues more quickly and efficiently.