Five reasons to outsource IT

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By Henry Brown

If you have already outsourced certain practices for your business then you won’t need to find out much about why you should outsource your IT team. You will already know exactly why you should do it! It is a cool function for any business but for it to be effective, you need to have expertise and security and a good strategy the whole time.

As a business owner it’s so easy to overlook what opportunities are out there for you, and one of the best and most supportive opportunities is outsourcing. Running a business is hard work, it takes a lot of time and it can cost a lot of money. With the right tech support that you invest in you can make things as manageable as possible and keep your business running smoothly.

1) You get better access to better experts. When you decide to outsource, you will be in a range of experts who know exactly what they’re doing without you having to train them. If you want somebody to secure your business and be a cybersecurity ace, you can hire somebody outsourced and you won’t have to worry about supporting training. IT may not be your core competency, but it is somebody else’s. You could have an all rounder to look after your IT as a whole, or you can just choose to have somebody look after your website and security. Either way, there are options out there that give you access to better experts who know more than you do.

2) You are making a good decision. Making the wrong decision can be costly to your business. When you choose to outsource to a quality provider you’re going to pay for a solid base of experience and that’s going to help you to make the best technical decisions for your business. We are living in an increasingly difficult digital world, and that means you need to consider how you plan to manage your risk. You are going to make a much better decision when you share that risk among somebody who knows better.

3) You get to refocus. What pulled you into your business as it is right now? What were your priorities when you started out? Outsourcing is going to be a much better and more practical way to free things up and shift your focus back to your core. When you don’t get caught up dealing with an IT struggle on a regular basis, it is much easier to keep your business running smoothly.

4) You can reduce your business spending. Outsourcing allows you to take down how much you spend on your hiring. Instead of hiring somebody full time and paying for their salary plus benefits plus pension and their tax, you can hire an outsourced expert on a consultative basis and save yourself the grief. So many studies out there show that outsourcing IT services could save you money, but if the costs weren’t lowering the quality of service wasn’t jeopardized businesses wouldn’t do it. Outsourcing allows you to predict your costs, too so you’re going to do better for your accountant!

5) You can nail the competition. When you are outsourcing you are going to be giving something to others that is unmatched. You level the playing field against the bigger businesses out there, because no matter how big or small you are, you can match their energy and you can match their effort. and it’s all because you have the right tech team behind you.


Henry Brown is an online marketing executive. When he isn’t talking shop, he’s roaming the streets of London, uncovering the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.

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