Accept it or not: we do live in the digital era. Though Businesses made easy in this technological swift, every Small and Medium sized Enterprises have their own pain points in various verticals. Researchers found that only half of new businesses survive for the first five years while only one third of them survive for 10 years. To flourish as a successful and sustainable SME sector in this ever changing digital era, it is indeed to embrace change than ever before.
The change should pace up from internal technology to their entire business structure. It is not that easy to manage all these stuffs in a go. It takes a lot of efforts, time, attention and resources. There may be cases, as even being a geek with their business standards and marketing strategies, most SME owners fails owing to silly security holes in their architecture setup. And sometimes, lacking openness to new technologies blows them out of their business. SME owners struggle to understand the severity of threat and how these security flaws should be dealt with. They often lose their mind in determining what resources are appropriate to mitigate such risks to their business.
Beyond unlimited risks and threats, every business has limited resources and every manager has limited time and attention. Here comes the point of outsourcing their IT administration.
As your business grows more and more in size and operation, managing all as a person will become cumbersome. Beside cost as a factor, you really need to get more focused on your key areas than the non-core activities. Hence, the smart way is to outsource IT.
They take care of your business’ critical factors like:
- Effective utilization of resources
- Relying on new trends and technology
- Smart and effective process and risk management
- Optimized cost, resources and manpower
But to whom to outsource, really matters. By outsourcing you are actually sharing your responsibilities with the outsource vendors. They should be reliable and trustworthy enough as you do yourselves.
Outsourcing vendors should be effective enough to provide
- Specialized team of professionals for all verticals.
- A Structured work flow
- Good in quality and policies
- Clear documentation
- Effective reporting structure
- Horizontal onsite support
- Expert audit team
On the whole, seek a vendor who can be your point of contact to all your IT consultation, services and solutions.