How outsourcing your IT support can save you money

31 October 2018 by Mark Williams

Did you know, the average business spends almost 12 percent of their IT budget on outsourcing support? The most popularly sought-after service is IT security, with 48 percent of respondents expecting to increase the amount of security work they outsource.

With more and more businesses realising the importance of digital transformation and IT security, it’s no wonder organisations are embracing the help of outsourced IT support. But, that’s not all an outsourced IT provider can offer.

Did you also know that outsourcing IT support can save you money down the line, too?

In this blog post, we’ll talk you through four areas where outsourcing can cut your costs, whilst staying productive and secure.

1. Reduce salary expense

On average, it costs a business between one and three percent of their annual revenue to get a single new hire up to speed. Not to mention that the recruitment costs could be upwards of £3,000 per new employee.

Total this up with the annual salary of an IT support staff member, and your business could be spending tens of thousands each year.

Although having an expert IT department on-site can keep your business secure and running efficiently, they can cost your small business a lot of money. By outsourcing a reliable managed service provider, you can keep your peace of mind and your pennies.

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2. Better budgeting

Struggling with your IT budgeting? Outsourcing might be the key to making your outgoings more predictable and, ultimately, more manageable.

With a flat, fixed-rate fee, you can be sure that you won’t face any unexpected or extraneous costs. Although this might not save you money directly, it can help you to prioritise your spending on other business activities.

3. Watertight, cost-effective security

The average long-term cost of a disruptive cyber security breach can range from £370 to £1,890, depending on your business’s size.

If your organisation isn’t equipped to deal with cyberattacks or other threats, the chances are you’ll end up sending your hard-earned money down the drain.

By investing in expert, round-the-clock IT support, you can ensure your business is in better stead when dealing with malicious threats, helping you to reduce the cost of putting out fires. And, if you do face any disruption along the way, the right provider will ensure your business is up-and-running fast.

4. All-inclusive IT training

Although security awareness is of the utmost importance, one-time cyber security training can cost your organisation an extortionate amount of money. In fact, for larger businesses, the cost of training each employee can amount to over £220,000 per year.

A good outsourced IT provider will offer annual cyber security awareness training in their packages, at an affordable rate, helping you to slash training costs.

Choosing the right IT support

As much as cutting costs and bettering your budget are important factors to weigh-up, they shouldn’t be your only considerations when outsourcing IT support.

Ideally, the right IT provider will put your organisation first, securing your assets and ensuring you meet your business goals.

If you’d like to learn more about the IT support Pensar provides, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

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