How do you know when it’s time to outsource IT?

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Running a business of any size is no easy task. As a business owner and entrepreneur, you are so personally invested that it can be tough to loosen the reins and hand over control of any aspect to someone else.

In today’s tech-focused world where we fully rely on technology to operate, external IT support can increase efficiency and ultimately help your business grow. Outsourcing certain tasks can also be a great way to lift some anxiety and sharpen your team’s focus on what they do best.

So how do you know when it’s time to outsource your IT needs?

Let’s take a look at a few signs that can help you determine if outsourcing IT is a good fit for you and your business:

Your team can’t focus.

Most businesses do not specialize in the different types of technology they depend on to run day to day operations. If your team can not focus on what they do best, then your business is not reaching its full potential.  There may be someone you already trust on staff to handle IT needs but outsourcing some of the more time-consuming tasks can help free up their time to fully focus on other important areas. 

You often feel anxiety about the consequences of a data breach.

The cost of a data breach is estimated at almost $4 million dollars.  The security needed to protect your customers and your self is not worth risking. Outsourcing can reduce your liability and relieve your anxiety.

Your business isn’t on top of new advances in technology.

To stay competitive and keep up with others in your industry, it’s important to stay on top of advances in technology and integrate them into your workflow. New equipment and software updates are meant to speed you up and make things more efficient, not slow you down because your team is spending too much time trying to figure it all out on their own.

Technology doesn’t sleep, but you should!

Stop wasting your valuable time worrying about the technology needs of your company so you can focus on what you do best.