In a previous blog post, we explored In-house vs outsourced IT Support, which highlighted the cost-saving benefits of outsourcing your IT. From improved streamlining to avoiding the high salaries expected from in-house IT staff, outsourcing is still proving to be a money saver, especially for small to medium-sized businesses.
In fact, research from PA Consulting found that 68% of people cite cost reduction as the main reason for outsourcing. And the trend is expected to rise, with 71% of organisations planning to outsource at the same rate or more in the next 2 years.
In this post, we’ll explore more on how outsourcing your IT can save your business money, whilst providing great value.
Fast response times
Wouldn’t it be great to have your IT issues sorted quicker than expected? Experienced IT professionals come across all kinds of problems every day, and with up to date training, they reduce downtime and provide a robust fix.
IT support companies also have the staff resources needed to cope with multiple tickets simultaneously, so rarely is anyone waiting in a queue. All this means your staff can get on with their jobs rather than waiting for something to be fixed.
The financial implications of a security breach cannot be overstated. In fact, a 2019 report from Ponemon Institute, who conducts surveys every year on the issue, found the average cost of a security breach to be a whopping £3.18 million.
Small businesses rarely have the resources needed to hire in-house IT specialists and even less likely to have a dedicated security professional. Managed cybersecurity companies can provide:
- Smart and robust anti-virus solutions
- Patch Management and 24/7 Monitoring
- Fully managed firewall solutions
You might be reluctant to splash out on expensive security protection because it offers no ROI. But outsourcing security offers a cost-effective solution that significantly reduces the chance of a cyber-breach and the financial damage that comes with it.
At Total Group we don’t want to see businesses left at risk, but we also understand the difficulty in choosing the right security solution. That’s why we offer a range of cutting-edge security solutions to fit your specific needs.
- Up to date, robust anti-virus protection - FREE with all our support packages.
- Ad-hoc on-site support - Pay only when you need to.
- Bulletproof firewall security with 24/7 protection and high-end security features.
- WatchGuard Firebox Solutions - Best in class firewall solutions without the heavy cost.
All-inclusive IT training and advice
For your business to be fully protected from data breaches, everyone has a responsibility to comply with IT security guidelines. But hiring one-off security training can be eye-wateringly expensive.
That’s why some IT support companies provide yearly security training as part of their overall support packages. And as an added benefit, many IT providers are happy to give your employees some free advice and suggestions on how to improve your overall IT infrastructure.
Focus more on your business
Having a reputable company take care of your IT means you can worry less about IT problems and spend more time focusing on your business. And if your business requires a unique setup, a range of IT specialists can come together to share ideas and solutions that make it work for you.
Total Group’s fully-managed Elite Package provides your business with 24/7 monitoring, allowing you to focus on driving your business forward. It’s perfect for small to medium businesses and provides:
- Controlled costs. Pay for on-site support when you need to.
- Time-saving benefits. Focus on expanding your business instead of your IT problems.
- Unlimited support. Our experienced, highly skilled IT technicians are just a phone call or email away.
- 24/7 network monitoring. We often fix problems without you even being aware.
Are you thinking about outsourcing your IT? Whatever size your business, Total Group can provide a cost-effective solution that works for you, from complete managed packages to simply supporting your existing team.
Contact our experts today and we’ll help your business transform.