Outsourcing is all the rage, fueled by the popularity of books like The 4-Hour Work Week and the increasing need for business to become more “nimble” and efficient. You may have already instituted some form of outsourcing, perhaps for your HR or building management needs. But don’t forget about the very real benefits of outsourcing your current and/or future IT operations as well. These benefits include:
Professional expertise. Keeping a company’s IT systems and services running smoothly and securely is a full-time job in itself, and not an easy one. Today’s business world demands rock-solid networks, servers, security, connectivity, software and hardware performance. The level of consistency required can make internal IT a devilish sapper of time, effort and productivity. By handing those tasks over to a third party who specializes in them, you ensure top-quality attention to detail, regular updates and maintenance, and quick response to any challenges that may come up. You also slash the risk of security threats when you let us take the reigns on your network firewalls, proxies and protocols.
Controllable costs. Is IT outsourcing automatically “cheaper” than in-house IT? Not necessarily -- but it can give you much greater value for your technology dollar. For one thing, our experts can advise you on systems planning and component purchasing, thus making sure you get the products and services most likely to earn their keep in terms of efficiency and reliability. Also, an in-house IT budget may have to contend with multiple subcontractors and providers, which means that actual costs may bob up and down wildly. When you do everything through CEC, you get the services you’re contracted for at the price you expect -- and at the same time, you keep your internal IT payroll from mushrooming out of control.
Sound smart? It is!