There are a lot of benefits to outsourcing your IT support. Increase quality and expertise, reduced financial costs, improve efficiency and more. Here are some indicators that you should explore an outsourced IT department.
There is a Skills Gap
Your business is growing! That’s great, but while you try to scale, you may find yourself with a skills gap. Your business might need more support now, however, you aren’t sure that you can take on more full-time staff yet. The growth may also demand a more diverse skill set that you simply can’t compensate for with internal hires alone. Outsourcing the overflow of your IT needs in this situation is a great way to ensure you have all the help you need to continue to grow, without worrying about hiring the right people and taking on all of the additional costs.
Your IT Operations Are Causing You Problems
Managing, hiring and maintaining your IT operations should not cause you major problems. However, if this is the case, looking to outsource your IT department might help. High turnover is a common theme in IT due to the fact that talented resources are in high demand. It can be hard, and expensive to find and retain good IT talent on top of running your business. Instead of worrying about it, let your MSP handle it. Focus on what your business does best and spend less time managing your IT operations.
You Need Flexible Support
Maybe sometimes you need a lot of support, where other times you barely need any. If this sounds like your business, outsourcing your IT is probably the best option. Maintaining a fulltime IT staff when you don’t have the work for them is expensive and unnecessary. Using an IT partner lets you have the exact amount of support you need, when you need it. It also means that you don’t have to cover the cost when you don’t.
You’re in a High-Risk Industry
If you are in an industry that deals with sensitive customer data, you need to make sure that the information is securely protected. IP- related information is a major target for hackers. Common industries in this category are: Finance, Healthcare, Government, Legal and Manufacturing. If you fit into any one of these categories or another high-risk industry, outsourcing your IT might be the right call. We are experts in what we do, therefore we have the most up to date knowledge and access to the latest technology. Ensuring that your sensitive information will be protected with the highest security.
You’ve Experienced A Cyberattack
While avoiding the cyberattack altogether would have been ideal, it is important to learn from the past. Recovering from a breach can be expensive and difficult. 60% of small businesses that suffer data breach go out of business. Outsourcing your IT security to experts will take that pressure off of your in-house IT staff. Our IT staff monitors your security systems 24/7/365, meaning that you will be protected at all times without needing to have someone on staff worry about it.
If you are considering outsourcing you IT but still unsure, give us a call! We would be happy to set up a free consultation to evaluate your needs and how Sierra Experts could help. Call us at 844.750.4170 or send us an email at sales@SierraExperts.com.