How Small Businesses Leverage IT Like Large Corporations?
Updated: May 24
Many small businesses struggle to leverage their IT resources to fit their business model. This problem can be time-consuming, expensive, and keep you playing catchup with your competitors. A company needs to form a synergy between their IT resources and their business model. IT should enhance and advance your production, sales, marketing, customer service, and daily tasks. Large corporations understand this and hire an entire staff of IT professionals to ensure the synergy between their IT and business model. This provides them with the most advantageous use of their IT resources. However, hiring an IT staff is very expensive and may not be in the cards for a small business. Or is it?
What is Outsourced IT?
IT outsourcing is the use of an entity outside of your business to provide professional IT services such as IT-enabled business processes, application services, and infrastructure solutions for your small business. Hiring a Professional IT Services company or Managed Service Provider (MSP) offers small businesses the ability to leverage IT, just like the big corporations at a fraction of the cost. Moreover, outsourcing IT provides IT management and capabilities at a reduced price, improving your companies focus on its bottom line, and access to emerging technology that will enhance your business.
Outsourced vs. In-House
Traditionally, organizations hire an in-house staff of IT professionals to manage their IT resources. This staff will have to consist of at least two to three personnel. According to Forbes, the average cost of an IT professional with just a CompTIA Security Plus certification is $110,000 a year. Amounting to $330,000 a year for only three personnel with a basic certification. Moreover, the organization's IT advantages and advancements will be limited to the knowledge base of these three individuals.
Outsourced IT provides an organization with a full IT staff with a vast wealth of knowledge and certifications for a fee instead of a salary. The average eSabers, LLC MSP contract for a company with one server and 14 workstations are about $1,350 per month. Which adds up to $16,200 a year. For a small business, this is an absolute win. Outsourcing offers an organization all of the advantages of owning a fully staffed IT department at a fraction of the cost.
IT Outsourcing Benefits
1. Reduced Cost
Organizations get a fully staffed IT department of certified and experienced personnel at a fraction of what it would cost to hire a lesser staff department.
2. Increased Competitiveness
Staying ahead of your competitors is a must for any business. Having a highly trained IT staff working for your organization ensures proper leveraging of current and emerging technologies for your business. Providing your business with the competitive edge, you require for success.
3. Enterprise-Level Expertise for Less
Large corporations have the budget to hire a full-time, highly qualified IT staff to handle their IT requirements. This affords them the ability to concentrate on their company's core tasks while still efficiently leveraging their IT. Small businesses do not have the budget to hire such a robust in-house IT staff. However, hiring a company such as eSabers, LLC Professional IT Services provides your business with world-class IT professionals certified and experienced in several different IT disciplines to manage your IT resources and advancements at a lower cost.
4. Risk Reduction
A certain amount of risk is present in any business operation. Data security is one of the top risk requirements for any business. A company utilizing IT resources as part of their business operations must ensure their data-at-rest and at transit is secured. A highly trained IT company like eSabers, LLC, will provide cybersecurity professionals to ensure the best industry-standard security practices are being implemented in your organization's environment.
5. IT Innovation and Acceleration
In a Global Outsourcing Survey by Deloitte, 35% of the small businesses who participated stated that one of the top key benefits of outsourcing IT for small businesses is the ability to accelerate their business goals through IT innovation.
Traditionally, large corporations have always had an IT advantage over small businesses until now. With the implementation of a professional IT services company, such as eSabers, LLC, small businesses can now leverage IT in the same manner as large corporations. Outsourcing your IT provides a fully certified and experienced staff working for your company's benefit at a fraction of the overhead cost. Contact us and see how eSabers, LLC can make these benefits a reality for your business.