18th October 2022

IT Support

5 Reasons Why You Should Outsource Your IT

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Think about all the things you outsource as a business owner. Accounts, insurance, branding, marketing, HR, shipping… the list goes on. Yet, when it comes to IT, so many businesses try to make do and mend.

Unfortunately, it gets put on the back burner though. Business owners and employees are just too busy in their day jobs to do it justice. But IT is the engine of almost any business these days, and it’s simply not enough to make do.

So here are our top 5 reasons why you should be outsourcing your IT.

1 – The knowledge, the skills and the tech

You get access to all the knowledge, skills and tech you need when you outsource your IT. The team here at Somerbys IT stays up-to-date on all the latest industry trends, so they know exactly what solutions will work best for your business now… and into the future.

Day-to-day, we use our techy skills to install, maintain, customise, upgrade and protect your systems. The majority of this is done remotely and has no impact on your working day. And you know what, we often solve issues that crop up before you even know they’ve happened. In short, we’ve got your back.

2 – Better security

This is a biggie. And it often gets missed because people think it will be ok. But cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated all the time, with cybercriminals taking advantage of every possible situation. A security breach is much more of a reality than people think. In the last 12 months, 39% of UK businesses identified a cyber attack.

Working with an outsourced IT support company means security risks will be properly assessed and the correct level of protection put in place.

3 – Increased productivity

Using IT experts can have an amazing impact on a business’s productivity. Instead of someone in the team who is ‘good with computers’ doing the job, outsourcing IT leads to:

  • Everyone in the team being able to focus on their actual job, where their skills lie.

  • Systems and machines running at optimum level and not slower than they should be.

  • Setups that streamline daily tasks and make multitasking easier.

And we all know what increased productivity leads to… increased profits!

4 – Reduced costs

While outsourcing IT can feel like an extra expense, try thinking of it like this:

  • Employing someone in an IT role will work out much more costly than paying a monthly IT support fee. Consider the costs of recruitment, training, salary, pension, and so on. And the commitment is much greater too… outsourcing can be dialled up or down depending on what your business needs.

  • Technology changes rapidly. It can be a costly and time-consuming affair to keep everything up-to-date. But by outsourcing your IT, you’ll get access to the latest tech at preferential rates via our partnerships and providers.

  • And like with insurance… you have to think about the cost implications of not covering yourself properly. If you were broken into without insurance, it could cost you your business. Well, the same applies to IT. If you suffer a significant security breach, you may not be able to recover. IT support should be seen as any other overhead in a business.

And what do reduced costs lead to? Increased profits… again!

5 – Support in-house tech staff

You may be reading thinking that you’ve got it covered because you have a very capable in-house IT person. That’s great – a lot of places do. But sometimes things come up that are out of their remit or skills area, or that simply need extra hands on deck – a full Windows update of dozens of machines is really time-consuming, for example.

Here at Somerbys IT, we like to be that extra pair of hands and offer you a hybrid solution of in-house and outsourced IT support, so all bases are covered.