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How to Reduce IT Operating Costs Through Outsourcing

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 27, 2018 10:47:00 AM / by Steve Satterwhite

Steve Satterwhite

Reducing operational costs is one of the most important parts of keeping your budget on track and your company functioning smoothly. Have you considered the benefits of outsourcing? Across the US, 59% of companies choose to outsource because it's a great way to cut costs when it comes to overall technology management. With outsourcing, you can significantly reduce your IT costs in several key ways. 

1. Efficiency

Change in your company doesn't happen overnight, especially when it comes to technology. You may find yourself struggling to implement a new program or to deploy new hardware throughout the company. When you're working with a small IT team, it's even harder to take care of all of those key responsibilities. 

When you outsource your IT needs, on the other hand, you have a larger team at your disposal. That means that many of your latest projects can be deployed faster, making it easier and more efficient for you to start something new. You're able to easily scale your team based on your current needs, bringing in more people when you have a sudden increase in projects or need to take care of a critical upgrade and reducing the number of people working for your company when your needs decrease.

2. Recruiting and Hiring Costs are Reduced

Hiring an employee is expensive. On average, it costs around $4,000 to hire an employee--and that amount may increase substantially when you're looking for highly skilled employees like many of those in the tech industry. Not only that, you may struggle to keep people in your IT positions, especially if you're not a tech company or if you don't offer the right incentives, which means that hiring and recruiting may be an ongoing process. 

Outsourcing your IT needs means that you don't have to worry about either recruiting or hiring. Instead, you're able to rely on your outsourced team to handle your technology--no hiring required. You won't have to worry about recruiting new employees, since the IT company you use will take care of that for you. 

3. Get Access to More Specialized Skills

When you don't work in tech, you may lack specialized skills in your IT team. From the ability to troubleshoot that printer that just isn't working the way it should be to understanding the ins and outs of security, there are plenty of specialties within IT--and not every tech has all of those specialties. Often, that means that your tech team will need to spend time Googling a problem--and they may lack the specialized skills needed to take care of it. 

When you outsource your IT team, on the other hand, you have access to a wider pool of specialized skills. You're more likely to get fast access to the ones you need when you need them. You won't have to worry about hiring for those specialized skills, either, since they come as part of the package. 

4. Save Time for Your Employees

When you work with an outsourced IT company, they're managed from the outside. You don't have to oversee each part of the process; instead, you can focus on the more important aspects of your daily business responsibilities. More time in your day means more time that you can spend on client interaction, building your business, or taking care of those tasks that simply can't be outsourced. Your time is too valuable to spend micromanaging the IT team, so consider looking to outsourcing to take care of those tasks for you. 

If you're ready to consider outsourcing to help fit your IT needs, contact us. 

At Entelligence, we believe in elevating lives, careers, and communities. This means providing the best solutions so you can stop focusing on project failures, false starts, and escalations. We do this by hiring, training, and deploying the most innovative, productive, and engaged IT consultants to OEMs, VARs, and Fortune 500 companies to tackle the most challenging enterprise IT projects. Our consultants are not only at the top of their technology game, but they also have the communication, project management, and execution skills that promote compatibility with your existing workforce.

Topics: Effective Teams, IT Workplace, Outsourcing

Steve Satterwhite

Written by Steve Satterwhite