How to maintain IT support during an economic downturn

How to maintain IT support during an economic downturn

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IT leaders today are expected to do more with less, especially during an economic downturn. It’s tough to reduce IT costs while maintaining the same amount of infrastructure. Outsourcing IT is a sure way to gain control of costs without reducing your level of IT support. Here’s how outsourcing IT support can keep your technology and company strong during economic turmoil:

REDUCE OPERATIONAL COSTS

Outsourcing IT support will lower operational costs by reducing in-house resources required to keep your technology environment running. Having a dedicated, internal team is quite a hefty cost to take on with salaries, benefits, retention, and severance.  By reducing operational costs, capital is freed up to help your company allocate funds to core areas in need.

INCREASE FLEXIBILITY

By partnering with an IT consulting firm, your business can more readily increase and decrease support as needed. Outsourced IT reduces internal resources required and increases your flexibility to tailor IT services for specific tasks and projects. IT consulting firms don’t require the same in-house costs associated with employees (salaries, benefits, retention) and don’t bear the threat of severance payouts.

STABILIZE COSTS

IT consulting firms also bring fixed costs with managed IT services. With managed services, IT issues are covered under a flat fee agreement, and spikes in costs associated with IT issues are removed. Fixing costs better enables your company to budget for technology and control the amount your business spends on IT.

GET EXPERTISE FOR LESS

It’s expensive to have senior expertise and a breadth of knowledge in-house. By outsourcing IT support, your company is able to gain support from specialized and cross-sectional experts as needed. IT providers bring your business the flexibility to pick and choose additional depth and breadth of knowledge as projects require.

Maintaining an internal IT department is a big responsibility, especially in a down economy. Contact SysGen to help your Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer or Vancouver-based business reduce IT costs without having to reduce your level of IT support.

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