71% say the main reason for outsourcing IT services is to reduce costs
Every business requires a level of IT support, whether that’s keeping your systems running smoothly or protecting your data against cyber-attacks. While some organisations choose to manage their IT in-house, we believe that outsourcing IT services is the best solution for most businesses, bringing its own cost efficiencies and helping you access the right level of expertise.
Why outsource your IT services?
- 1. Value for money
Depending on the nature of your business, you might not need to employ an in-house IT team, but there will still be times when you need tech support. When you outsource your IT services, you pay for the service that best fits your needs. This means that you can access the right level of support when you need it, without the expense of a full-time employee. The 2020 UK IT Sourcing Study, conducted by Whitelane Research highlighted that the top reasons for outsourcing are cost reduction (71%).
- 2. A flexible skillset
When you outsource your IT support, you will have peace of mind knowing that whatever situation arises, you can access someone with the right skills to solve the problem. If you were relying on your own IT department and an extraordinary situation arose, your team might not be able to deal with it – you could lose time and money while you were waiting for the situation to be resolved.
Highly skilled IT experts don’t offer value as full-time staff members if you don’t need their level of skill on a day-to-day basis. However, when you outsource your IT to a consultancy like Portman Tech, we can bring in team members with the right skillset to work alongside those who usually respond to callouts.
- 3. Reliability you can trust
IT companies recruit people to their team who deliver a high standard of work. We know how to recruit expert technicians and manage their performance to get the best from them. Ultimately, this benefits our clients, as they receive a higher quality of service from our team than they might be able to nurture in-house.
An additional advantage is that established IT companies are certified by the ISO for both quality and security. This means that you benefit from industry standards and best practice, as well as peace of mind knowing you are working with an IT team you can trust.
We believe that outsourcing your IT services is a great solution for businesses. As well as saving time and money, it enables you to access a flexible range of skills and keep your business running at full capacity.