The Pros and cons of outsourcing your IT Management

Every business has inherent risk. As a business owner, you manage these risks by employing people with specialised skills and knowledge, you educate yourself about your competitors and use the expert services of accountant’s, financial planners or lawyers. 

Depending on the size of your business, it’s most cost efficient to utilise the skills of experts in specialist areas. The management of your IT services is a specialist area which requires knowledge of ever changing technology, security, governance and compliance. Let’s examine the business case for outsourcing your IT Management services to an external provider.      

 

Your IT Costs

In any economic environment, the bottom line is in sharp focus. Any successful business operator will tell you the bottom line has several elements of which efficiency, accountability and profitability are all drivers. 

Outsourcing the management of your IT services allows you to convert your fixed IT costs such as personnel, wages, training, insurance and other overheads into tax deductable operational costs.

Using a specialised IT Management Service is cost effective providing you with an experienced, multi skilled team. Having a team means knowledge is shared, there is no dependence on a single employee, someone is  always available and brings with it an established help desk service. Seasonal or cyclical demand is never an issue, and with a fixed monthly fee, managing budgets has never been easier.    

 

Knowledge and experience

Recruiting IT staff is expensive and time consuming and inevitably, new staff will require training to bring them up to speed on your business systems. Partnering with a specialised IT Management Service gives your business access to a team of experienced professionals, with up to date skills and a breadth and depth of knowledge it’s impossible to replicate in a small in-house team.  

 

Efficiency and Competitiveness

In business we can’t be all things to all people, which is why smart operators stick to what they do best and outsource key functions to specialists. In a fast paced world where technology is constantly evolving, managing their own IT is harder than ever for small to medium size businesses to justify. Large organisations recognised this some time ago, with many switching to a business model that outsources key IT management functions because it’s cost efficient and an effective way to manage risk.

 

Who do you trust?

With over a 120 years combined experience covering a wide range of technologies, the ITMA team have built a solid reputation for excellence. Since commencing in 1999, ITMA have delivered knowledge based solutions for clients in both the public and private sector. By allowing ITMA to operate and maintain your equipment, systems, network infrastructure, communications, security and backups, you have the peace of mind that your IT systems are in safe hands. 

Call us on +61 8 9478 7111 to discuss how we can manage and optimise your IT systems and transform your business technology to being instrumental in safeguarding and future proofing your company.

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