Most businesses struggle with managing their IT needs and are unaware of the benefits of utilizing an IT Computer Services Provider. Today we’re going to discuss the reasons why you need to be using one of these providers if you are not already.
The business world is almost entirely dependent on computers and the internet in order to facilitate their business needs- everything from sales and marketing to manufacturing. Technology is used to enable businesses to perform these tasks, but it also needs to be managed effectively so that it’s there when you need it.
This is where IT support comes in. There are two flavors: in-house and outsourced IT service provider. Although the in-house option may seem convenient, it can be cost prohibitive to hire a whole IT staff who are well-versed in all aspects of the field. Hiring an IT guy can set you back $50k-$70k, and although you can hire one for cheaper, you are taking a gamble on whether or not they have the expertise to perform their duties. Hiring an IT service provider will increase your revenue because you get to keep employee headcount lower while also having reliable IT support.
Businesses are advised to focus on their core competency and outsource the rest. For most, IT support isn’t a core competency, and so they would be wise to hire an IT service provider to deal with the techy stuff and direct their efforts at value-building activities which improve the bottom line.
Another advantage that an IT service provider brings is their skill level. These providers are armed with many tech support staff who are skilled in different areas, which beats having 1 or 2 in-house staff with a more limited skill level.
IT service providers, with their increased skill levels, naturally perform better. We often hear from business owners about how their in-house IT staff can be ineffective, and this may have to do with the way in which they just come into work and put in the bare minimum. On the other hand, IT service providers go the extra mile in order to secure your business and create a lasting impact on your company.
Hiring an IT service provider allows you to focus on your primary business activities, as well as taking care of your customers. You will also not be faced with the task of managing your IT staff, nor hiring and firing them.
IT is all about technology, and IT service providers are generally outfitted with the latest and greatest technology that most business can’t afford in-house. IT providers are also engaged in ongoing learning to further expand their knowledge and depth.
These are just some of the reasons that businesses are now electing to hire an IT service provider to handle the IT needs of their organization. To learn more about how we can help you manage your IT services while also cutting costs, feel free to reach out to us for a more in-depth view of our services.