As companies continue rely more on information technology (IT) to conduct their business, we have seen an exponential increase in costs related to IT development and maintenance. This is why companies are now choosing to transfer IT assets, leases and staff to third-party vendors, in the promise of resource efficiencies and cost savings without losing ground to competition. Contrary to popular belief, outsourcing is not a big company trend. Smaller establishments are resorting to outsourcing to manage IT functions, help desk and training.
What is Outsourcing really?
IT outsourcing is the process of contracting external parties (outside of your organization) to conduct IT functions such as data entry, data center operations, application maintenance and development, disaster recovery and network management and IT operations. These external parties may be individual IT professionals, consulting firms, employee leasing companies, full-service providers and CPA firms.
Pros Of Outsourcing
Outsourcing your IT operations can be very beneficial to your business. Some of the key advantages of outsourcing are listed here below.
Access to state-of-the-art technology
Information Technology is rapidly changing, requiring one to updated their IT skills regularly so as to not be obsolete. Changes in software at times happen so quickly that by the time an organization implements and trains staff, the technology may no longer be relevant. Outsourcing gives companies a regular, affordable and simple access to technology and specialists without the hassle of increased costs.
Lower Labor Cost
Outsourcing helps cut down on your wage bill. Without making compromises on quality, outsourcing ensures that you get the solutions you need at the right price for your business. Outsourcing helps you plan and budget your spends far more accurately while reducing pay for turnover, vacations, sick-leave, etc.
With companies required to respond quickly to changes in IT policies and processes, outsourcing your IT operations can help overcomes hurdles quite effectively. It ensures that you tap into a vast pool of resources, skills and capacities that allow you and your business to be agile.
Efficient IT Experts
IT outsourcing vendors are constantly investing and updating their resources, equipment, software, and specialists. This ensures that you get better quality customized IT products with higher security standards without the need to spend on expensive software and hardware.Their IT experts are well trained and experienced, allowing them to resolve problems and finalize projects quickly, regardless of size of the the project.
Your business requires solutions that work for it. Outsourced IT providers ensure that they provide the best security recommendations for your business based on your needs and budget. With most IT providers offering 24/7/365 remote monitoring services, your network continues to work and remain secure even when you’re not working.
An outsourced IT provider is prepared for most eventualities and can effectively respond to an IT emergency. With in house teams limited by knowledge and manpower, IT outsourcing ensures that when your business faces a critical issue, any potential downtime is kept at the minimum and the risk of potential data breach or loss is handled effectively.
We at Resolve Technologies are prepared to take care of all your IT needs. It doesn’t matter if you are a small, medium or a large enterprise, we have got your back. Our IT Development and Support Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) ensures that your in-house team has a dedicated helping hand, so that they can focus on your business’ direct tasks. Engaging us ensures that you save on costs, time and also that you are able to allocate resources more effectively to push your business forward — be it the launch a new service, further improvement of your product quality, or continued research.
Depending on the services you require, the AMC could include but are not limited to website updates, backup of data, monitor and maintain IT infrastructure and systems to work optimally.
To know more about our IT Management and Support Services, contact us and one of our team members will be in touch to cater to your technical needs.
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