A recent study found that, on average, workers spend about 22 minutes each day dealing with tech-related issues. That adds up to a mind-boggling 91 hours annually, wasted on IT issues that could have been better spent on an income-generating task.
IT issues are inevitable in every organization, from printer malfunctioning to hardware & software issues, to network irregularities. These issues could be leaking revenue in your business, if not properly handled by professionals.
Here are six undeniable reasons why you should outsource your IT department.
- Lower Cost
- Decreased downtime
- Improved focus
- Improved security
- Leading with technology
1. Lower Cost
Let’s face it, managing employees is expensive. Aside from the normal monthly salary, you’ll spend on other benefits, taxes and allowances. That’s not even all, you’ll also spend on recruitment, training, and onboarding. All these additional costs are avoided when outsourcing to an IT firm.
IT firms provide managed services and tech support at an agreed amount, lesser than the usual employee allowance with top-notch IT solutions and support.
2. Decreased Downtime
Employees normally spend a lot of downtimes trying to fix tech issues. Sometimes trying to fix these issue leaves the employee stressed out which lead to lower productivity. Contracting an IT firm enables your team to maximize every working hour.
Downtimes can be converted to brainstorming hours, which is far more productive and energizing.
3. Improved focus
Focus is the heart of every profitable and productive organization. When employees are not distracted by mundane issues and tasks, they tend to perform better in their respective roles. Distractions from IT-related issues can be curtailed by outsourcing an IT firm for managed services.
The tech experts from the IT firm will ensure that every possible issue is resolved in minutes, leaving your team with ample time to focus on their core business.
4. Improved Security
Ensuring the protection of sensitive files, information and documents is a crucial aspect of every IT department. One of the main downsides of having an in-house IT department is that angry employee can easily compromise the security of the company’s data by selling it to fraudsters.
With an IT outsourcing firm in charge, you’re rest assured of the optimum security of your data. They securely migrate all your data to the cloud and ensure the continuous synchronization & backup of all your information.
5. Leading with technology
With an IT firm, you’ll have an access to the latest ground-breaking technology. Your organization will not just be an early adopter of new trends, but an industry leader and pioneer of the latest technology.
And because customers love an innovative company, your organization will have a competitive advantage over your competitors. This is among the many benefits you can get from outsourcing your IT to an independent IT firm.
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Multiskills Nigeria Limited is Nigeria’s leading IT firm providing top-class IT managed services to businesses of all sizes. With over 14-years of solid experience, we have worked with multinational companies, small and medium scale enterprises and government parastatals in areas of IT development and management.
Let’s take the burden of IT deployment and management off your desk.