29 Jan 2020

Whatever the size of your business, time is money. The more time you spend on activities that have little revenue generation, the lower your profits are going to be. Yet many small and medium companies perform tasks in-house that can, and should, be performed by a third party.

Here are some of the main reasons why you should consider outsourcing your IT support.

1. Access to the best software

Good quality software is expensive. It is why many small and medium businesses often don’t buy the best and settle for second-tier quality. The problem here is that this software might not offer the greatest productivity or be disruptive in other ways.
IT support businesses can avoid this by buying the best software packages, equipment and spreading the cost over several clients. Therefore, SMEs can access top tier software at a better price than software of lesser quality.

At SoConnect, we partner with Microsoft, Bitdefender Security, FuseMail, and Dell to ensure that we offer our clients the best in the market for technology and support

2. Reduce Costs

When you outsource your IT operations, you are gaining access to talented IT engineers without the expensive outlay of costs associated with in-house staff. In-house IT departments typically require a greater allocation of resources, than would be necessary with a SoConnect Managed Services contract.

Outsourcing your IT department helps you save with a flat-fee monthly payment plan, so you can spend where it really matters— keeping your business moving forward

3. Flexible use of services

SMEs don’t always need the full skills of an IT professional. This can be expensive for the business, and frustrating for the IT professional who doesn’t have a great deal to do. However, with outsourced IT support, you can use the services you need, when you need them, without having to worry about keeping a staff member busy, or being concerned that they’re not offering value for money.

We tailor our support for our clients, ensuring that all their IT is fully covered with no hidden costs – responsive support with a monthly retainer.

4. Concentrate on what you’re best at

Some small and medium businesses never hire an IT professional. Instead, they complete IT tasks themselves. While this might minimise direct costs, it can cause delays in production and raise other indirect costs. Instead, you should concentrate on what you’re good at. This allows you to dedicate all your efforts to your business, meaning that you are more productive in raising revenues and increasing profits.

5. Better cyber security

Did you know more than half of cyber-attacks are a result of internal mistakes? This is often because staff are busy or don’t understand security enough to know exactly where a threat could come from. By outsourcing your IT, you can protect your business by having better software in place to block potentially harmful programs from damaging your IT systems. If an attack does happen, an IT support provider can help you recover faster.

At SoConnect, we offer disaster recovery support to our clients to protect their business. From minor calamities to full-blown catastrophes, we help ensure that you and your business are protected, so that you can always keep going.

For more information on how outsourcing with SoConnect can help your business to get the most out of your IT, contact us on 0333 240 1824 or send us email, sales@soconnect.co.uk