Often when you're just getting your company off the ground, everyone wears multiple hats. While this means that you can hire fewer employees, it also means that certain jobs aren't being given the undivided attention they need, including IT needs. When you have a small team, you don't necessarily need to have a full IT department. However, you can get all the benefits of having an IT department through outsourcing to a local, trusted IT service provider.
One of the most significant roadblocks to setting up your own IT department is the cost involved. Hiring IT-related employees can be a very high fixed cost for your company. Outsourcing can save you money, and that money can then be fed back into other parts of your business.
Businesses have limited resources; outsourcing helps you apply them where they're most needed. If you're not hiring employees to work on your IT, that leaves you free to hire people for the core of your business. Instead of hiring developers, you can hire people with the skills you need to help your business stay on the cutting edge of your industry.
When you try to do all of your IT work in-house, you increase the research, development, and implementation times before new technology can be put in place. By outsourcing, you're hiring a company that exists to stay up-to-date with technology and how to implement it. You can have a much shorter time to implementation and integration when you partner with a company that is already up-to-date.
Your security matters. The data that your company accrues and confidential transactions it might perform require ongoing security. When you outsource, you can make sure that you're hiring only the best to protect your data against hackers, ransomware, and viruses. In addition, the IT service provider is likely much more familiar with clean-up of any security breaches after-the-fact.
If any of these sound like a good idea, please contact us today for more information on the benefits of outsourcing IT.