The Benefits of Outsourced IT Services for Small Businesses
According to the Small Business Administration, 32.5 million small businesses operate in the USA. They account for 99.9% of all companies across the country. This saturated field for startups and small businesses has owners facing the formidable challenge of constantly finding new and better ways to gain leverage.
GMI has worked with numerous startups and small enterprises, providing IT upgrades, managed IT services, and other outsourced solutions to help them adapt to changing times, improve their systems, and evolve to create and maintain a competitive advantage.
Here are a few key benefits small businesses realize when they get help with their IT systems.
INCREASED COST-EFFECTIVENESS WITH MANAGED IT SERVICES
A company’s essential need for IT includes better storage and heightened security protocols; it allows them to store more proprietary company data and protects customer data. Their computer systems should also use virtualized software that enables them to work from anywhere or access their data across different locations and departments.
These things require significant effort when installed in-house. Your company will also need dedicated IT staff to monitor and manage. By outsourcing IT services, your company won’t have to install, monitor, and manage all of this yourself. The partner company will take the storage and software virtualization and oversee protection and maintenance.
MANAGED SERVICES PROVIDE AVAILABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY OF STAFFING
Finding and hiring new staff to manage an expanding IT system takes time. You won’t always find the right personnel in the time frame that you need them. You’ll need to look for candidates who have the necessary skills and knowledge, all while meeting their availability and salary expectations.
Outsourcing your IT solutions to a managed IT services provider guarantees that you will have staff available when you hire them. IT outsourcing companies often have a team already at hand with all the skills and experience necessary to install, operate, and maintain the system.
IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENT UPGRADES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Part of systems maintenance is to check for upgrades to the software constantly. These updates make the software perform better, add new features to improve efficiency, enhance the user experience, and more.
A managed IT services provider will install and implement necessary updates and provide your employees with training for upgrades or features. You won’t have to worry about upgrading and training on new systems yourself.
IMPROVED SECURITY WITH MANAGED SERVICES
Managed IT providers will deploy a highly experienced team to manage and protect your systems, assets, and data. They will use security best practices and understand the current potential threats. Furthermore, part of their job is to implement security bug patches regularly.
This means that you’ll have better protection for your company’s proprietary data as well as your customers’ information. You can ensure that your data is defended around the clock against external and internal threats.
YOUR FOCUS IS ON YOUR BUSINESS
Your in-house staff and personnel can focus on core business operations. With an outsourced IT services company handling all your IT and software-related issues, your team can focus on making your company run as smoothly as possible. This allows you to streamline processes, oversee personnel, and do more with your time when someone else is doing the IT work for you.
PLACE YOUR COMPANY’S SYSTEMS IN THE HANDS OF PROFESSIONALS
An experienced managed IT services partner can provide all these benefits and more. What is the best part about hiring an outsourced IT team? You can ensure that there are no hidden costs and that you’re hiring a team that has been specially trained, qualified, and certified in IT management. All these upgrades can help you improve how your business handles data, enabling you to expand and plan for scaling better.
GMI provides small businesses with a competitive edge through our IT-managed services. Contact us today for a consultation on your IT upgrade and management strategies.
A SHOUT-OUT FOR MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT (MDM)
When rugged devices (RFID readers, barcode scanning, mobile computers, and printers) are at the core of your operations, downtime isn’t inconvenient. It’s debilitating.
Mobile device management (MDM) from GMI, one of our managed services, will ensure your Zebra and other enterprise devices are managed and maintained throughout their entire lifecycle. We provide this service to our customers using best-of-class monitoring and tracking software.
Benefits of mobile device management include…
- Full view of your mobile device health
- Better battery management
- Protect the health of your printers
- Updates and patches are addressed proactively
- Your IT team can focus on core business needs