Outsourcing services allows small and medium-sized businesses to get the expertise they need to solve an ongoing business issue without the hassle, uncertainty, and cost of hiring an internal team. While the concept isn’t new, outsourcing has grown considerably as technology gets more complex. Modern businesses find they can save money by outsourcing virtually any part of their business, from shipping and logistics to IT. Outsourcing offers many opportunities and advantages, and recent events have uncovered another critical benefit of outsourced IT support.
Inflation is driving up costs as the globe recovers from COVID-19 and volatile employment markets. Consumer prices are increasing at their fastest pace since 1982. Higher costs affect consumers before businesses, but the more extended and more severe this period of inflation lasts, companies in all industries will need to find ways to keep costs to a minimum.
Businesses that haven’t ever outsourced before will find themselves considering it, and this blog will approach the benefits of outsourcing service desk and other IT functions
Managed IT Infrastructure Outsourcing to the Rescue
At SBT Partners, our business model is based on being a fractional IT provider. We deliver managed services to SMBs that fill in the gaps in their technology.
Maintain Your Team’s Size
A business that loses an employee loses more than their day-to-day productivity—information and expertise go with them. While a company can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars finding a replacement, that knowledge is gone. Outsourcing your IT support solves three issues here. The first is cost. With a managed service provider, you never have to search for an IT candidate or pay them variable wages and benefits. Second, your managed service provider can handle the small, gritty details of running your business while your internal IT staff can focus on strategic decision-making without having to worry about helping users. And third, the knowledge remains continuous. The loss of one person doesn’t mean you lose a wealth of experience and knowledge because your managed services provider will have both those things.
As your core business grows, so do your IT needs, but if your business needs to shrink, you are faced with laying people off to reduce costs and survive. Outsourced IT support services bridge the gaps between growth, maintenance, and shrinking. Scalable services mean you only pay for what your business needs. Costs to outsource grow or shrink based on your company’s immediate needs, so if you need to reduce capacity temporarily to better handle trouble, you can just as quickly increase capacity when business returns to normal.
Better Manage Costs
Wages and benefits are variable, and they are typically the highest expense for almost any company. Wages and benefits are variable expenses, and during times of uncertainty and higher costs, the fewer variables you have, the better. Outsourced IT services means your technology needs are met for a monthly expense that is easily budgetable.
Access Expertise Without Overpaying for It
Outsourcing IT means your business gains access to an entire organization of experts. SBT Partners specializes in technology that matters to modern companies, such as cybersecurity, data backup and recovery, technology-as-a-service, technical support, infrastructure management, and network monitoring. We provide the expertise you need to solve temporary problems or remedy systemic issues.
Maintain Security and Compliance
When you choose an outsourced IT company to manage your security, internal networks, and regulatory compliance, you benefit from increased experience and expertise. This relates directly to security measures and compliance for your industry. Inflated costs and a difficult hiring market means your focus on compliance may slip. Outsourced IT support maintains compliance regardless of your internal ability.
Strong Businesses Have the Best Chances To Make It Through Inflation
Forward-thinking companies assess their weaknesses and find ways to strengthen and improve them for moments just like this. The greatest weapon a business has against global uncertainty is internal confidence. A company that knows how to maintain productivity, meet customer requirements, operate more cost-effectively, and remain flexible in responding to world events, has the best chance to survive and even thrive during inflation and recession.
SBT Partners has offered modern outsourced IT support from the Charlotte, North Carolina, area for decades and our focus is to help our customers grow and thrive through the use of technology.
We’re in this together. If your technology costs are spiraling out of control, if you can’t find enough qualified candidates to staff your internal IT department fully, or if you are worried that your enterprise can’t weather cybercrime or massive data loss, we have the answer.
Stay Competitive: Technology allows you to do everything easier and cost-effectively. Take a daily process that normally took a few hours and, through automation, reduce it to a matter of minutes, and you instantly reduce the cost of doing business. The right technology partner finds these efficiencies and helps you modernize your technology to meet the challenge.
Stay Relevant: We’re here to make sure your business grows with advantages in technology. Your competitors are likely feeling the same squeeze and are working to reduce their own costs. We make sure you stay ahead of your competition.
Keep Growing: Technology is not only the key to expanding your business; it’s how you adapt to increased business, maintain a high level of service, and realize its full benefits long term. We’re in this together, and the way outsourcing works, your issues are ours.
Fight Your Way Through Inflation With SBT
The SBT Partnership is all about anticipating needs, solving problems before they get out of hand, and providing the right tools to get the job done. We future-proof your business, and while your business will enjoy immediate cost reduction through outsourcing IT support, we modernize how you do business in preparation for a bright, profitable future.