Many companies are facing skills gaps and staffing shortages in their IT departments. Today, the demand for qualified and experienced IT experts far exceeds the supply. This problem is part of the general downturn in unemployment rates in the U.S.
While lower employment is great news for people on the job market, it’s bad news for employers, such as your business, that need to fill key IT positions. In other areas, the U.S. economy is unstable, challenging company growth.
As the country faces steep inflation and the threat of an impending recession, organizations should outsource their IT departments to access cost-effective technology expertise.
During a recession, your company needs to fight inflation by cutting costs in areas where expenses can be controlled. By outsourcing your IT staff, your business can eliminate the expense of full-time salaries. When you work with a managed service provider (MSP), you outsource IT management, maintenance, and support duties, making hiring full-time staff members unnecessary.
Many MSPs offer services at predictable flat fees instead of charging hourly rates. Your company only pays for what you need with outsourced services.
Instead of paying a premium for IT expertise, your company gets access to certified and experienced IT staff for a fraction of the cost. Typically, MSPs are staffed with large teams of IT experts with a wide range of skills who have a track record of working with all types of companies.
The team at an MSP includes IT consultants who are highly sought after for their deep knowledge and understanding of technology.
When companies are forced to tighten their belts during a recession, they may end up working with a smaller IT staff. As a result, Directors of understaffed IT departments may find themselves assigning lower-level tasks to key team members, taking them away from core business initiatives and making them dissatisfied with their jobs.
An MSP can take over these mundane tasks, freeing your IT staff to focus on business strategy and innovation, areas where they are better used and feel more fulfilled. Your internal staff becomes more productive when it isn’t bogged down by a list of housekeeping duties.
Outsourcing your IT helps your company stay flexible during economic uncertainty. Instead of hiring staff to meet a need and then laying them off to save money, you can outsource projects to an MSP or IT consultant when needed.
IT consultants help your company with strategy and implementation projects on a long or short-term basis. Before hiring the IT consultant, your company can plan out the resources needed for the project.
With outsourcing, when a project is over or demand goes down, there is no need to lay anyone off. Your company can spin resources up or down as needed.
Recession Proofing Your Business
When your company works with an MSP to outsource your IT, you don’t need to worry about the volatility of the economy. Outsourcing your IT department will help you weather the storm by giving you access to the support you need without making a huge and long-term financial commitment.
The Purple Guys can save your company money while providing you with trouble-free and high-quality IT support and services through our Managed IT Services. When your business chooses us as your managed service provider, you get access to a 120-person IT staff at a single fixed fee.
We respond quickly to any issues using a remote or on-site model, depending on your preference or need.
Discover the benefits of outsourcing your IT. Request a proposal for Managed IT Services from The Purple Guys.