Many companies often utilized the services of an IT guy in their office. They were always around in case anyone was experiencing any kind of technical problems in the office and they would also check the computers and other machines and maintain the server room. But, as technology is constantly evolving and the world is becoming a very digitally globalized place, where do IT staff fit in?
Unfortunately, the people in this particular position are becoming less relevant, and this is especially true for smaller or mid-sized businesses. Much of the IT related tasks a company faces are now outsourced, and because of this, the company benefits from a few immediate benefits.
Trim the Fat Off the Budget
Outsourcing the IT work for a company can actually save them money by allowing them to take control over their budget that is allocated to technical issues. When they outsource, they are not required to pay a full-time person a salary for a full-time position. They will also save money because they will not have to pay out on vacations and other benefits for dedicated in-house IT personnel.
Instead, the budget allocated for IT can pay for services on more of a basis of need. This way they are eliminating the high costs of in-service IT personnel and do not have to hire, train, recruit, or onboard new people for this aspect of the business.
The Right Person for the Job
Most in-house IT personnel do not hold all the certifications and experience that someone who is outsourced may have under their belt. This is because there might not be a wide range of work and different projects available in-house that step away from normal tech issues. The scope of each project may be very limited.
However, as technology advances, so do the problems we can face. In that case, the experience is required as well as resources that an in-house IT guy might not have otherwise had access to.
Implement New Technology
When you outsource your IT work, you will also find that when you begin new projects such as automated reporting, it takes much less time for an outsourced IT team to complete the setup and initialize the new system.
In-house IT personnel, again, may lack the experience needed to implement these new technologies in a timely manner and they may not know how to troubleshoot any challenges that may arise following the implementation of the new technology.
Places Emphasis on Security
When you outsource IT, you will also have access to other benefits such as audited workstations, up to date servers, and a backup recovery plan. You will also find that you are more protected with the experience of these IT professionals because they will know how to check for threats and viruses and can help you keep your information safe and secure.
Finally, you will be faced with more time and resources for your other employees so that you can focus more on the business and the day to day operations.