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Small businesses are compelled to concentrate on opportunity rather than on subsisting margins in this post-COVID environment. Contrary to popular belief, 36% of the US workforce is engaged in the outsourced ‘gig economy’. As a small business, you should consider outsourcing IT for more reasons than one. In this article, you will find out the whys and the ways to do it right.

Outsourcing to an MSP offering IT support in New Jersey or from anywhere else can be beneficial. How and why?

Organizational IT frameworks are ever-evolving and require constant preemptive monitoring. Deliberating on IT standards, compliances, regulations, dos and don’ts – this is not where your business is at unless you are a large-scale IT organization yourself.

Cost-Effective Solutions

Maintaining an IT department may not be enough to have a scalable and effective IT setup. Irrespective of the organizational size, in-house IT teams or personnel will work towards managing the IT framework on a per-demand basis. At the same time, you are incurring workforce expenses as well as other expenses to maintain the IT on-premise setup.

Expenses related to outsourcing your organization’s IT requirements will come down to an SLA and monthly or quarterly invoicing. Irrespective of your business workforce, you can avoid the expenses of maintaining a full-scale IT department and instead house a workforce to augment your core business. In short, outsourcing the IT requirements of your business is a cost-effective solution – it saves money.

Benefit from Skilled Resources and Advanced Deliverables

Skilled resources are the most important factor contributing to a success story for any business, other than maintaining a congruent organizational setup. Hiring skilled IT resources for your organization can be a viable option but there’s a catch.

IT personnel in your workforce will at best aim to manage the available operational setup and further help meet related compliances. Expecting your IT personnel to constantly upskill with progressive industry standards would be unfair given that they lack the necessary exposure.

This is not the case when you refer to dedicated service providers delivering IT consulting in New Jersey or based anywhere else in the US. These MSPs are in the business of providing deliverables and typically in tune with the prevalent IT standards.

The average IT skillsets of a workforce in a managed IT service provider will always be a notch higher compared to in-house IT personnel of any SMB. Outsourcing will help you gain access to more skilled resources and get better services as well, vital to stay competitive.

Reduces Bottlenecks

Businesses that overcome bottlenecks sustainably will thrive better in a market scenario that is not just competitive but self-evolving. Limited resources create bottlenecks and many small businesses post-COVID are still reeling from this single concern.

Outsourcing is the single-most viable solution to undo bottlenecks. Gain access to the necessary workforce and resources to keep your business operations afloat even if at breakeven costs and maintain 100% supplier/client retention.

With CISCO reporting that about 65% of IT budgets are just to keep the framework running, cutting down on the in-house setup and outsourcing to managed IT services in New Jersey or elsewhere can help save costs and keep the business running. Worth mentioning, less than 7% of an SMB’s revenue is allocated to IT!

Smart Collaboration and Productivity Standards

Your in-house IT personnel can help manage an existing framework but what you should look to do instead is augment and upgrade it. Collaboration, deliberation, management, execution, monitoring – these are part and parcel of any business, yet you should look to make it easier to work than just to hustle through it.

Smart IT tools and integrations can help you achieve more with less resource and costing. Outsourcing to a managed IT services provider can help you gain access to IT standards that help increase productivity and average KPI. They can also help you to optimize available tools better.

Flexibility and Efficiency

Outsourcing your IT requirements will help you increase productivity by dedicating maximum resources towards your business process with your off-premise MSP liaising with the necessary IT management. With the underlying IT infrastructure and prerequisites taken care of, your team can work more efficiently without deliberating on how to work.

You also get to integrate a more flexible work setup. Your current workforce may not have the necessary skills to create IT sub-structures, i.e., integrating software-on-software layers for cross-platform usage. Delegate this task to your IT team and let them pilot a new work setup before rolling it out for all individuals in your workspace. Outsourcing to a reputed MSP that has the necessary skill sets to do all of the above can help you do more with less, increase flexibility and efficiency simultaneously without hampering the business process mid-way.

You need to get the best out of your workforce and your business in this competitive market to thrive. Integrating the best IT practices can give you the necessary upper hand. Outsource your IT requirements to Olmec who can propel your business forward with just smart IT integrations.

Jason Manteiga

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.

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