Almost all businesses rely on IT to some degree. For many, IT runs their entire company; for others, it keeps a range of processes smooth and efficient. No matter what you use IT for, the chances are from time to time you have wondered if you could outsource IT and have it taken over by trained professionals.
Great news, of course, you can. These times of plentiful skills and access means you can outsource just about anything.
Most business owner’s initial instinct will be to hire a full time IT support person. This can be great, but in the long run, it is often more expensive and less versatile than hiring a complete managed IT support team. Or the concern that the IT person may decide to leave the company. This means you will need to spend even more time recruiting and training new staff. A preferred alternative is to consider outsourcing your IT solutions from an external, reputable establishment.
Here are a few reasons that working with a managed IT company is better for your business.
You might think that as a smaller business, you are not at risk – but you’d be wrong. There has been a significant increase in cyber attacks on smaller firms; and that is likely to continue with so many people now working from home. Cyber attacks are things like having your private client’s financial details stolen, your own files, tampering, and erasing your data. This can have catastrophic effects on your business.
To prevent any cyber-attacks, having a proactive team on your side is ideal. To prevent this from happening, you need adequate data security from a professional IT company. Only then will you be able to fully protect your data and devices from the world of cybercriminals.
There are also times that we download a file, and it has a virus or other malicious software, and we need saving quickly. Emergency support for your computers and software is beyond what we can put a price on. Managed IT support teams have a range of specialists that can help with everything from the cloud, software issues, and file loss.
This is why to pre-empt a PC breaking down or a device malfunctioning, you may want to work with a managed IT company that offers emergency support. This will prevent you from needing to wait a while to get your business back up and running asap.
From time to time, we all need emergency support when it comes to our computers. You or your colleagues are likely to have an ‘oops’ moment—moving files, deleting files, and more that you shouldn’t do. Rather than go to a client and let them know you have lost everything, you can ask your support if there are backups available. Having regular backups running and handled by your IT support will mean that you aren’t going to have these awful moments.
Outsourcing IT solutions for your company will enable your business to keep costs low while maintaining ongoing access to a professional IT service when needed.