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4 Signs that You Should be Outsourcing Your IT Support

4 Signs that You Should be Outsourcing Your IT Support

Outsourcing may feel like giving up control at first, but it shouldn’t. In many cases, outsourcing can allow you to have more freedom both in your processes and finances. Working with the right team also means that you can leverage their experience immediately. This is especially important when it comes to IT.

Finding great talent can be difficult, and there’s no guarantee that they’ll be able to handle all of your needs. So, this means that even with a professional on your payroll, you may still have to hire outside help. Let’s take a look at four signs that you should be outsourcing your IT support.

IT Issues are Affecting Your Operation

If IT is taking too much functioning time away from your business, you need to find an expert team to deal with it. Time spent on putting out fires is time and money taken out of your operation. When you outsource IT, you’ll have access to a diverse team instead of having to deal with one singular and limited resource.

You’re Changing Your Processes

If you decided to go remote or hybrid with your operation and are doing everything yourself, then we strongly suggest you go with IT service. Chances are you won’t be able to use an IT professional to their full capacity if all you need is to be able to monitor your network and keep it safe.

Services like totalit.com will be able to protect your network and prevent breaches 24/7 without needing to have someone full-time on your payroll. Even if you did hire someone, there are cases when they might not be available. Only a managed service can give you this level of access and peace of mind.

You Want to Scale Up

If you are thinking of expanding, then you might want to reconsider building an IT team. Scaling your business while having to worry about hiring support can be difficult, and you might end up with an inadequate team.

Managed IT services are ready to scale. They also have a full team on hand and they’re all tested and true. They have to maintain high hiring standards since their reputation depends on it. This will take a lot of pressure off HR and allow you to focus on activities that actually bring revenue.

You’re Experiencing High Turnover

Another HR issue that can arise when you have an in-house team is high turnover. This can be due to a whole host of reasons. Maybe they don’t like your benefits package or they don’t like the company culture and atmosphere. Instead of trying to remold everything for them, you can delegate and let an outside team deal with these issues.

These are just some signs that it might be time for your business to outsource its IT function. Whatever you do, make sure that you do your research in about provider, and make sure that you’re on the same page before starting.


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by Harvey Carr // Harvey Carr is a contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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