Many businesses think of outsourced IT only in terms of a money-saver. While this certainly is a key advantage to this approach to IT support, it is far from the only benefit the strategy offers to small and medium sized businesses.
1. Data security
Depending on the arrangements reached with an IT solutions provider, data security can be greatly enhanced. One approach is for your business data to be stored in an off-site data center that provides state of the art security measures as well as continuous monitoring so intrusions and other problems can be nipped in the bud.
2. Reliable backups
A typical outsourced IT approach includes making incremental backups at least once each day and full backups on a robust schedule as well. It is also possible to arrange for backups on a continuous basis, such that every change recorded in a file or record is backed up immediately. This provides companies with a continuously accurate full backup at all times.
3. Increased productivity
With outsourced IT, employees can be provided with remote access that is secured from start to finish. This remote access will not merely allow them to edit a target document; instead, it can provide them with an emulated desktop so they have full access to everything they would have if they were sitting at their regular workstation. This allows employees to be highly productive when they are at the home office.
These reasons are just the tip of the iceberg, but they represent some of the strongest arguments that exist in favor of outsourced IT.