We’ve all heard the adage – just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. The same goes for IT Solutions and IT Support. For small businesses, this can be especially true as cybercriminals are increasingly targeting vulnerable businesses.
In fact, the 2022 Accenture’s Cost of Cybercrime Study showed, some “43% of cyberattacks are aimed at small businesses, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves.” Outsourcing IT ensures that the business benefits from an expert, as opposed to someone from the business taking on responsibilities that are outside of their knowledge base.
Many small businesses applying the do-it-yourself mentality to IT support often have no written protocols and those that do exist may not be adhered to. They may not have security systems routinely checked or may have out-of-date software and no up-to-date IT training they need.
Outsourced IT Management Cuts Costs & Improves Productivity
Small business owners aren’t saving money or time with a shortcut. In fact, the cost in the long run could be catastrophic, writes growth adviser Gene Hammett whose article “How Smart Small-Business Owners Think about Outsourcing” points out the benefits outweigh the costs. “Outsourcing may add to your balance sheet, but it's not a waste. Every penny you save as a small-business owner is another you can spend elsewhere,” said Hammett.
Here are 8 ways outsourcing your IT can save you small business both time and money
- Cost Savings: Outsourcing can significantly reduce costs as it eliminates the need for hiring full-time, in-house IT staff. It also reduces the costs associated with training and maintaining a team.
Access to Expertise: Outsourcing IT services gives businesses access to expert knowledge and skills that they may not have in-house. These experts stay up-to-date with the latest technologies, solutions, and threats in the IT world.
Focus on Core Business: By outsourcing IT services, businesses can focus on their core competencies and strategic objectives, rather than being distracted by complex IT decisions.
Scalability: Information technology outsourcing can be scaled up or down depending on the business's needs. This flexibility allows businesses to adapt to changes more quickly and efficiently
Risk Management: Outsourcing IT services can help mitigate risks as the service providers have specific industry knowledge, especially security and compliance issues.
24/7 Support: Most IT service providers offer round-the-clock support, ensuring that any issues are promptly addressed, reducing downtime and maintaining business continuity.
Access to Latest Technology: IT service providers have the resources to procure the latest technology and software, which can be expensive for businesses to purchase on their own.
Improved Compliance and Security: Outsourcing IT services to experts who are familiar with the latest cybersecurity threats and data compliance regulations can help protect your business from potential breaches and fines.
Remember, for many small businesses, IT management and written protocols are regulatory requirements. Not to mention the expectation your clients and customers have that you are acting responsibly and proactively to protect and secure their data. With NerdsToGo, you can experience the unique benefits of customized, local and 24-hour support.
NerdsToGo Is a Premier IT Outsourcing Company
At NerdsToGo, your satisfaction is not just an objective, but our benchmark for success; we don't merely promise exceptional service, we provide it, offering 'White-Glove' treatment and the attentive care you'd expect from a genuine partner in outsourcing IT.
As an experienced Managed Service Provider our outsourcing IT services include:
- Network Infrastructure
- Cloud Computing
- Email communication services
- Business Cybersecurity
- Remote Monitoring & Management Services (RMM)
- Voice Over Internet Protocol phone management
No matter the nature of your business, maintaining a secure and efficient network is crucial and requires the expertise of seasoned IT professionals. Our IT experts are committed to ensuring your small business operates seamlessly, allowing you to concentrate on business growth and exceptional customer service.