When you run a small business, any costs can make a big difference. However, you want to be sure that everything is running as smoothly as possible. The best way to keep your IT running effectively without running up the costs of a full-time technician on your premises is to outsource IT support.
Only pay for what you need
An outsourced IT team means you can bring them in when you need them. Having someone on site can be expensive, as you are still paying for them even if you do not need their services.
This also cuts out a lot of unnecessary issues – for example, bringing in temporary IT technicians may not get you the quality of service you need, while training people in IT systems can take time and create additional costs.
Reduce costs for customers
Another aspect of cutting IT costs is that this can be passed on to your customers- instead of paying for training and bringing in staff, you can instead reduce your quotes and offer a more competitive price.
Get the latest knowledge
There is the risk that with an in-house technician, they will be limited by the knowledge of one particular system, and there is the risk that if you update that could cause issues down the line. A fully qualified outsourced technician will have the experience and qualifications necessary, reducing the risk of any errors involving security and compliance issues.
With GDPR a big concern for many companies, being secure when it comes to customer data is a must for any business regardless of their size (and the potentially massive fine that could come with making a mistake.) Having the right level of security for your data will provide reassurance to your customers, something a fully qualified IT technician can offer you. While an in-house person may be able to keep up with current legislation, it is more likely that someone who works independently as an outsourced professional will be able to keep more up to date with current rules and regulations.
Freeing up time
A lot of companies may have a small number of staff or even work on their own. If this is the case, any time spent on IT infrastructure is time that can be spending on developing products and services or promoting to potential customers. Outsourcing IT not only cuts costs but also frees up this time in a way that can be more productive and beneficial to your business. The phrase “time is money” may be a cliché, but it’s true!
We can help
When outsourcing IT support, it is important to get a package that works for your business. At Digi Toolbox Ltd, we have the tools to offer the right services to suit a range of companies. If you would like to know how we can help you get the most from your IT, please contact us today, and we will be happy to go over your requirements in more detail.