In today’s fast-paced business world, having a reliable and efficient IT system is essential to stay ahead of the competition. However, managing an in-house IT department can be expensive and time-consuming, especially for small to medium-sized businesses. That’s where outsourced IT comes in. From cost savings and access to specialised expertise to improved security and increased efficiency, there are a number of reasons to consider partnering with a market-leading managed service provider.
Here are seven benefits of outsourcing your IT
1. Outsourced IT will control and reduce business costs
Hiring an in-house IT team can be expensive. Not only do you have to pay salaries and benefits, but you also have to invest in training and development to keep your team up to date with the latest technologies. Outsourcing your IT needs to a managed services provider can be much more cost-effective. You will only pay for the services you need and you won’t have to worry about the overhead costs associated with hiring and managing an in-house team. When your IT is outsourced to an Opus support agreement it is structured to suit your budget and provide peace of mind with service-level agreements. This allows you to manage costs more effectively with a consistent monthly charge.
2. Gain access to state-of-the-art technology with outsourced IT
The ever-evolving landscape of IT means that you need a partner who is up-to-date with the latest technology advancements. One of the primary benefits of outsourced managed IT services is access to expertise. Managed service providers employ teams of experts who are well-versed in the latest technologies and best practices. They stay up to date with the latest developments in the industry, so you don’t have to. This means you can trust that your IT infrastructure is in good hands and that you’ll always have access to the best solutions and support.
3. Keep the focus on core business activities and increase productivity when you outsource your IT
If a business IT team is trying to cover all IT services and support themselves, it can result in a waste of valuable time and money. By outsourcing your IT to Opus, your business gains access to a wide range of experts with specialist knowledge. This ensures you have the most up-to-date technology at your disposal that helps your business streamline its processes, making you more efficient and productive and giving you a competitive edge in the marketplace.
4. You will benefit from IT solutions that are tailored to your business
Another advantage of outsourcing your IT is the ability to tailor your IT solutions to meet the specific needs of your business. With technology advancing rapidly, outsourcing ensures that your business has access to the latest IT equipment, phone systems, video conferencing, data backup, and security. This enables your business to keep up with technological changes and stay ahead of the competition.
5. Outsourced IT ensures your business is secure and compliant 24/7/365
Cybersecurity threats and ransomware attacks are a constant concern for businesses of all sizes. It is essential to ensure that your business’s IT security measures are up to date to protect your business from a variety of threats including malware, phishing attacks and data breaches. Simply paying an annual license fee and hoping for the best is no longer a viable strategy.
Managed service providers like Opus specialise in cybersecurity and will implement the latest security measures and best practices to keep your data safe and secure. Opus’ managed security solutions offer your business peace of mind with 24/7, powerful cybersecurity solutions. Our specialist team of experts ensure clients are aligned with Microsoft security best practices and security frameworks like Cyber Essentials. Outsourcing your IT to a managed services provider ensures your business stays compliant and secure, giving you the peace of mind to focus on your core business activities.
6. Ensure your business runs smoothly around the clock with outsourced IT support
For small and medium-sized businesses with in-house IT teams, it’s crucial that they can respond quickly and efficiently to keep their business competitive, with IT resources available 24/7. However, what happens if a server goes down on a public holiday and your in-house IT team is unavailable? When you outsource your IT to a managed services provider like Opus, your IT infrastructure will be monitored to identify and address issues before they become major problems and, when issues do arise, you’ll benefit from 24/7 support from our friendly, helpful customer service team.
7. Diligent technology road mapping and IT consultancy
Opus understand that as your business grows, your IT needs change and your services must adapt and scale to meet your evolving needs. To ensure the continued success of an organisation’s technology, Opus provides road mapping for continued improvement and innovation of their IT. By first establishing clear objectives, defining key metrics for measuring progress, and regularly reviewing and updating the roadmap as per the changing business needs, Opus are able to provide a comprehensive 1-3 year roadmap strategy.
Why choose Opus as your outsourced IT provider?
Opus takes great pride in providing expert guidance and consultation to its clients through our outsourced IT support. Our team of specialists is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest industry developments and technological advancements to offer our clients the most innovative solutions. We go above and beyond to provide recommendations that our clients may not have even considered, ensuring that they are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve their business objectives. Our goal is to empower our clients to make informed decisions and leverage the latest technologies to maximise their potential.