One of the most vital aspects of running a business is knowing which aspects of it to outsource. Outsourcing can increase efficiency and quality for your business and when you get it right, you can use this tool as a great way of increasing your output and ultimately securing more profits. Here in Florida I have a small business which relies heavily on computing, for many years we dealt with this in house but 2years ago we decided to use the team at Abaram Network Solutions for our IT service distribution. I was nervous at first that we hadn’t made a smart decision but after just a couple of months that all changed, and here is why I’d urge you to outsource your IT infrastructure.
Speed of Service
Having a computer down or a printer out of action can significantly slow down the operations in your business. In the past if this happened to us then it would normally take 24 hours or longer to get the piece repaired and back on line. Since we have outsourced however, the team come out within just 2 hours of us reporting the issue, spare parts and computers are brought in so that we can continue operations whilst the issue is resolved, and the resolution is normal very quick indeed.
On our computer systems in the business we have a great deal of sensitive information about our clients which could be dangerous if it fell into the wrong hands. Because of this security is of course uppermost in our minds, with the threat of a cybercrime always apparent. We used to invest a lot of money in the latest security suites and software packages, now that is all included in our distribution deal. As soon as a new upgrade or piece of software is released we have it on our systems the very next day. Security is so important and given the potential risks, I would always prefer that it was seen to by experts.
When we first decided to outsource this aspect of our business I wasn’t sure if it would give us value for money, I couldn’t have been more wrong however. Having experts looking after our IT needs means that issues are fixed quicker thus ensuring we don’t lose money being offline, the company also carry out regular maintenance and service checks on the IT equipment which gives them greater longevity, saving us money on upgrades. We can also focus all of our efforts on the business now, rather than upskilling people so that they understand more about IT, this focus has increased efficiency and output, and profits to boot.
Outsourcing the right aspect of your business is vitally important and this is why doing so for your IT needs is going to be the smartest move that you have ever made. Don’t leave things to chance, get the professionals in to ensure that your business is firing on all cylinders.