What are the 3 Biggest Pitfalls of Managing Your Own IT in Utah?
Proper IT management is integral to the continued success of any company; without scalable, adaptable, and efficient IT, your business may suffer. Some companies choose to hire and maintain a team of in-house IT professionals, either because they believe it’s the best option or because they simply aren’t aware of any alternative. This can cause problems when unique issues arise at inopportune times. To avoid the potential pitfalls of an in-house IT department, many Utah companies have chosen to outsource their IT needs to a team of managed IT professionals with extensive, varied experience. Here are three issues your company may be able to avoid by choosing outsourced IT through INTELITECHS.
Limited Scope of Skills
When you have an in-house IT department, you may have access to a number of employees who are skilled in a certain area of IT. However, outside of your employees’ scope of skills, you will run into trouble managing your IT systems. In most cases, you’ll still need some sort of outside assistance. Conversely, outsourcing your IT tasks means they will be handled by a business technology expert who has the education and skills to get the job done right.
Set Hours of Service
Just like the rest of your employees, your IT department runs on a set schedule – in most cases, it’s a typical 9 to 5. This won’t generally cause issues when it comes to the regular upkeep of your technology, but what happens if there’s an after-hours emergency and your team is not available? Many Utah outsourced IT companies offer emergency support services to existing clients who run into issues due to a power outage, hardware failure, natural disaster, or another situation where their ability to conduct business is being compromised.
Many Utah business owners believe that, by hiring qualified IT team members who work exclusively for their business, they will be able to save money while maintaining their company’s technology. In reality, nearly every in-house department ends up being more expensive than an outsourced IT contract. As previously mentioned, any time you’re forced to address issues outside your employees’ scope of skills, you will be required to seek outside assistance anyway. An ongoing IT contract with a managed IT services provider covers both the routine and the unexpected.
In addition, you’re in charge of covering all the costs of your in-house IT department, including computers, workspaces or cubicles, payroll accounts, and even office supplies. These costs add up from month to month. Why negatively affect your bottom line with an in-house department when you could pay a fixed monthly rate to an outsourced IT company instead?
If you’d like to avoid these top three pitfalls of managing your own IT systems, choose outsourced IT for Utah businesses. INTELITECHS offers comprehensive IT services at an affordable monthly price to companies throughout Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado. Schedule a consultation with our team today by calling 801-917-5533.