The Covid-19 pandemic and the consequential widespread need for many to work from home has seen an accompanying rise in cyber-crime which means it’s more important than ever to ensure your business has robust IT systems. It is vital you keep up to speed with current developments across the IT profession and on the wider information technology landscape.
Outsourcing your IT support could be a great way of getting the expertise your business needs, but for a fraction of the cost of undertaking that responsibility in-house.
Businesses that haven’t outsourced their IT sometimes think it will be too expensive or difficult to do, and no one likes change, but it can bring many advantages to the business as a whole, for example you can:
- Reduce the overall burden of IT off an existing member of staff
- Benefit from comprehensive and impartial advice delivered by an expert you can rely on
- Access support when you need it, available at the end of a phone or onsite
- Get help developing your cyber resilience strategy
- Keep up-to-date with the latest industry technology
- Use remote monitoring to fix a range of issues with no/ minimal interruption to the business
- Ensure there is cover in place when IT staff are on holiday
- Free up time to focus on managing and growing your business
The ideal outsourced IT partner would support both the bottom-line efficiencies and the top-line growth agenda of the business. A good IT provider will help you embrace new ideas and technologies to help drive innovation.
How recently have you reassessed your IT support? For many businesses, recent events have thrown the need for flexibility and a “fit for purpose” IT structure into sharp relief. Perhaps now is the time to review how yours has coped, and to future-proof your system.