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  • February 02, 2022
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One thing that many small businesses don’t think about soon enough is passing out IT work to an expert. We’ll admit when you’re just setting up and bootstrapping your business, it might not make sense – but the point at which it makes sense to outsource IT work usually comes a lot sooner than a small business anticipates it will.
In this blog we’re going to take you through the reasons why you should be looking at managed IT for your business. We’ll tell you what it is, how it can boost productivity and cut costs.
All whilst leaving you with more time to get on with running your business.

What is managed IT?

In a nutshell, managed IT is taking the decision to outsource your businesses’ IT needs to an expert outside of the company – rather than hiring dedicated IT staff, or trying to do it yourself.
Managed IT services are usually able to set up things like email, cloud services for documents and files, set up security to keep your information safe and much, much more.
Managed IT is usually billed on a month to month basis and is costed based on the number of users that services are required for. This makes it very flexible, and able to expand and contract based on the immediate needs of your business.

How does it boost productivity?

It’s possible that you may have been handling your IT needs on your own up to this point – unless you’re an IT professional, this is probably not the best use of your time.
As a business owner, your top goal should be to grow and build your business. Whilst robust IT systems are important (we’ll be the first to say that), if you’re doing it yourself then you’re taking some of your focus time away from things that could take your business to the next level.
The other side of this is the productivity benefits that you can expect from your staff. By outsourcing your IT to experts, you can be assured that they will be able to put in place systems that will make your life easier, reduce the friction experienced when using technology and therefore support your employees to be more productive.

How can it cut costs?

Because this is an outsourced service, it is usually much cheaper than having to employ a person or a team of people to deliver this function in house for your business.
The added challenge that you may find you have as a small business is that you might only be the size where you can justify one dedicated staff member to IT.
What happens if that person is off sick and there is a tech emergency? Outsourcing these IT needs makes sure that you’re not just saving money, but are in a more secure position when it comes to your IT.
If you’ve found these pointers helpful and you think your business would benefit from looking at our managed IT solutions – contact us today.
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