Security, support, expertise, and strategy are considered the more important reasons IT outsourcing makes sense for businesses – which actually don’t have anything to do with the size of your business. In fact, the increase in cybercrime alone warrants every business to develop a business continuity plan as a strategic component of business operations. Outsourcing IT provides the benefits of leveraging a whole team of experts to support your business network and keep it secure, regardless of the size of your business.
Information Technology (IT) is a major support function for any business large or small. But all too often small to medium-sized businesses overlook IT as a critical business component, mainly because of the cost to develop and maintain an IT department. Companies that invest in outsourced IT services achieve significant benefits that help them operate more efficiently and effectively without having to invest in a full-fledged IT department.
The main driver of IT outsourcing for many companies is reduced spending. Savings are significant – both capital and operating expenses can be reduced. For a small business, any reduction in overhead allows you to shift budgets to operational growth. Along with reduced payroll comes reduced expenses for training and benefits. Outsourcing also makes costs predictable, with contracts specifying fixed monthly charges. Outsourcing vendors can often charge less for network access and support than a business would pay the provider directly, as they purchase in bulk and can pass on savings.
Because IT is the vendor’s core competency, they make sure their employees are trained and certified in the technologies they support. The IT services vendor has a team of experts in multiple IT technologies; you can draw on the vendor’s team for advice that helps you make the right technology decisions. You get access to the latest technology and support from a team that is expert in deploying it effectively. The IT provider will make sure systems are patched and upgraded on an appropriate schedule.
Offloading IT work lets your employees focus on the jobs they were hired to do, while the more reliable systems provided by an IT outsourcing vendor can let them get more done. Because employees no longer have to perform tasks they are not an expert at and are more productive at their core tasks, they become more satisfied with their work and less likely to burn out and leave.
Managed properly, working with outsourced IT services frees a business to focus on developing its business. For a reliable IT outsourcing company, Oklahoma City businesses turn to Dobson Technologies. Contact Dobson Technologies at (405) 242-1000 or CLICK HERE to get a quote and to learn more about Dobson’s business IT services today.
Be Proactive. Be Vigilant.
Dobson Technologies provides partial or full-service IT managed services and Telecommunication solutions for small to medium-sized businesses, as well as high-speed Internet across our 3,000 mile, fiber-optic network. We are celebrating 80 years of operations as a comprehensive technology firm that serves the needs of businesses across the state of Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle