5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Need to Outsource IT

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Lack of cash-flow is a problem for most small business owners. It is for this reason that you as the small business owner find yourself in the position of trying to perform all functions of the business. This is the number one mistake small business owners make, they value money over time when they should be valuing time over money. After all, you can always make more money but nobody can make more time.

Besides this, there are a number of concrete reasons for non-technical businesses to outsource their IT function to a dedicated, trained IT company

IT as a Budgetable Expense

Most IT companies offer a retainer service that allows you as the client, to budget and reliably forecast expenditure on IT services over the course of the next financial year. All-inclusive monthly packages can cover labour and callout fees on a per device basis, avoiding unexpected costs when something breaks.

Risk Mitigation

Server crashes, hacking, Ransomware and data theft are just a few of the risks that affect businesses in the modern world. A major IT disaster without a recovery plan will more often than not see a small business close its doors for good. This is only magnified if your company is in financial services or the medical industry, where proper backup and recovery plans are a legal prerequisite.

A good IT company will assist you to come up with and implement an effective backup and recovery plan as well as implement the correct measures to ensure data privacy and security

Focus on Your Core Business

By freeing you and your staff from the burden of managing your IT systems, an outsourced IT company gives you the freedom to focus on your core goals and increase revenue

Professional Advice

Similar to hiring an accountant to give financial advice or a lawyer to give legal advice, an experienced IT company can see potential pitfalls as well as opportunities for your business to take advantage of that you simply would not have seen by yourself. 

In the ever-changing landscape of IT, professional IT companies can give advice on numerous aspects of your IT infrastructure such as connectivity, on-premises vs cloud and ageing hardware.

Level the Playing Field

Outsourcing allows your small business to get the same services and advice normally reserved for large businesses with huge budgets and in-house IT managers and staff. 

If these reasons have struck a chord with you and you would like to find out how Soft Edge Solutions can help your business contact us now


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