You have probably heard that for small business owners, being busy is really good news. It means that business is thriving, that clients are plentiful, and that revenue is incoming. What being busy also means is that you don’t always have the time or budget for the technologically specialized jobs within the office - specifically an IT Department. This may be especially true given the expertise, knowledge, skills, and ever-evolving technologies that are needed to keep your company safe, ahead of the competition and satisfying clients. It may be time to consider outsourcing some of the work in your IT department. Here are a few reasons why this may be advantageous for your company.
Cost-Benefit - As businesses grow, the need for expert technical assistance grows exponentially. Since many small companies can not afford to hire multiple staff members to handle the all the network needs, software installations, backups and updates, hardware issues, and security threats, the job many times falls to a computer savvy employee who can get quickly overwhelmed. Therefore outsourcing your IT needs can significantly reduce your IT costs compared to the costs of shouldering an IT department with the company.
Specialization - Outsourcing an IT department means that your company has access to many IT services handled by experts in their field who also understand your field of business. This can allow your company to better accommodate shifting projects and priorities, spread out resources where you need them, gain access to talented specialists when needed, and free up your internal resources. This will also allow your company to reduce costs across the board and improve the effectiveness of your overall IT department. With years of training and experience in the IT world, Spectra Networks can handle the ever-evolving technological and unique needs of your company. Our IT specialists have the breadth and depth of experience needed to maintain successful and efficiently working computer systems.
Security - One of the top priorities for an IT department is maintaining the security of the network as well as the potential threats to sensitive information. Keeping up with the latest internal and external threats could be a full-time job. Small and medium size companies usually do not have the budget to expand the IT department solely for this purpose, so many companies are choosing to outsource for this reason alone. Small businesses have not escaped the wrath of cyber criminals and, in many cases, are seen as an “easy target.” If your company deals with sensitive client information or if you feel like your security needs should be reviewed, calling Spectra Networks could be a smart choice that could save you time, money, and heartache down the line.
Regulatory Compliance - All healthcare providers need to be in compliance with HIPAA (PHI) and PII regulations. To the average person, these are the privacy agreements that are disclosed during each visit to the doctor. HIPAA uses the term Protected Health Information (PHI) to refer to protected data, but the concept is very similar to the term Personally Identifiable Information (PII), which is used in other compliance regimes. Choosing to outsource your IT department ensures that your organization will remain HIPAA- and PII-compliant, including with all federal, state, and local regulations. It is our job to understand the complexities of personal data and how to maintain digital privacy.