Many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) find it difficult to manage their IT departments internally. They struggle with determining what technology best suits their needs, how to go about getting it, and how to keep it up and running. Not to mention staying up on all of the trends with today’s complex hardware and software can be difficult without a team to support their efforts. And then there’s the matter of having money in the budget to pay for full-time IT staff, which oftentimes requires multiple employees with different specialized backgrounds. The IT department is one the most essential departments in a business, which is why it is important to ensure that it is staffed by skilled, knowledgeable, and reliable professionals.

Businesses that face trouble managing their IT departments have the option of seeking outside help. Outsourcing the management of your IT department to a competent Managed IT provider can be a good option for many organizations. Here are a few reasons why you should consider it.

Reduced costs on labor and equipment
One main advantage of outsourcing your IT is that you get to save on cost of labor and expensive equipment. You’ll no longer be responsible for purchasing computers, software, and network servers, or for maintaining a staff of high-salaried IT professionals along with their certifications and training. You get the benefit of an up-to-date IT environment at a fraction of the cost.

Access to latest technology
Outsourcing your IT department allows you to integrate the latest technology into your business without any hassle or major expenses. At any time your provider can upgrade your systems to incorporate new technology or meet your growing needs. Staying on the cutting edge of technology gives you a distinct advantage over your competitors.

Improved digital security
If you feel that your company’s data is at risk and your IT department is not competent enough to protect your business’s digital assets, you must immediately outsource your IT. Threats such as ransomware have only increased the importance of cybersecurity for businesses. A managed IT provider’s security specialists will have the latest virus protection software, various backup solutions, and knowledge of security trends to help keep your data safe and sound. Moreover, they will also continually keep an eye on your network, monitoring and managing it to help keep it secure.

It will help save time
By outsourcing your IT department to a third party, you will be free to focus on your core business. There are more than enough responsibilities competing for your attention; by eliminating IT you’ll be able to concentrate on tackling value-adding tasks without having to worry about the failure of computer systems or not having access to the latest technology.

Golden Gate Office Solutions offers reliable networking and IT services to help our customers in the San Francisco Bay Area focus on core responsibilities, instead of worrying about their technology infrastructure. Contact us today to learn more about how our custom IT solutions can help provide you peace of mind.