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5 Reasons Why Outsourcing Your IT is the Affordable Choice

JESSICA MURRAY, LUTZ TECH ACCOUNT MANAGER

When it comes to budgeting, your IT department can be one of the highest expenses on your balance sheet. To reduce costs, outsourcing can be one of the most affordable choices you make. Discover the five reasons why outsourcing your IT can effectively help your company save and grow over time.

 

1. Limit Expenses for Employees to Perform IT Functions

Hiring and training an IT staff can quickly add up. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2021 median annual salary for computer support specialists was $57,910. Not to mention that figure rises with salary increases each year.

But your IT department isn’t limited to just tech support specialists. You must also consider the cost for system analysts and network administrators. These roles cost even more with an estimated annual salary of $99,270 and $80,600, respectively.

It’s unrealistic for one IT member to handle an infrastructure project that takes 300 hours to complete while also taking service calls. However, when you outsource your IT, you can limit these costs and foster operational efficiency. You will be able to allow your team to focus on conducting infrastructure projects without sacrificing being able to address typical service calls.

In addition, if you lack the training required to vet your IT staff, it’ll be challenging to ensure you’re selecting qualified tech candidates. When outsourcing, the training and vetting are already done for you. This helps give your enterprise the leverage needed to increase productivity within the IT department.

 

2. Better Cost Management Controls

It’s important to make sound decisions when it comes to your business’s technology budget. You want to ensure your operations are running smoothly without breaking the bank. Without the right experts, it’s easy to make poor IT decisions that could become detrimental to your budget over time. But, when you outsource, you get access to expert IT advisors with the proper training and experience required to help you make better-informed technology decisions.

 

3. Free Up Resources

Leveraging expert outsourced IT services helps you free up resources that may already be stretched. Instead of having your IT team focusing on administrative tasks, they can focus on your core competencies or vital projects.

 

4. Reduce Risk

Every IT system is at risk of a data breach or ransomware threat, but without cybersecurity experts or knowledgeable IT members continuously monitoring and updating your system, your risk of a breach increases. Outsourced IT services can help you mitigate these risks.

A reputable outsourced IT staff will be equipped with the security and compliance knowledge required to combat data breaches and prevent these incidents. They will provide the appropriate preventive measures needed to safeguard your data and equipment. Additionally, you will be able to leverage their expertise in conducting updates, patches, backups, and virus scans yourself.

 

5. Level the Playing Field

Small businesses cannot afford to hire the in-house IT staff larger businesses can leaving them technologically behind. Outsourcing IT gives those businesses the same expertise and access to leading edge technology which can give your company a competitive advantage. If you have any questions, please contact us to learn more about our outsourced IT services.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

402.514.0000

jmurray@lutz.us

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JESSICA MURRAY + ACCOUNT MANAGER

Jessica Murray is an Account Manager at Lutz Tech. She began her career in 2010. She establishes and maintains business relationships and serves as the point of contact for Lutz Tech customer needs. In addition, she communicates the progress of IT initiatives and ensures project objectives are met on time.

AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Client Relations
  • Technology
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • BS in Management Information Systems, Briar Cliff University, Sioux City, IA

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