Outsourcing has become one of the most effective tried-and-tested strategies for profitable business operations. For large enterprises, it is a key element that makes a difference in the overall success of the business – from customer service and logistics to social media marketing, sales, and data security, among others. But what once a business strategy unique to large and established brands, outsourcing is also fast becoming a model of choice in the small business sector.
According to a Clutch report, more than one-third of small businesses currently outsource a business process, and 52% plan to outsource their business tasks in 2019. Benefits such as reduced labor costs, larger workforces, access to industry’s best talents, and increased flexibility are just some of the major drivers that attract companies worldwide to pursue outsourcing.
Small businesses routinely outsource backend tasks, including payroll processing, human resources, accounting, and other important functions – often because they lack the resources and expertise in these areas. The same reasons ring truer in the outsourced IT industry, as many small companies rarely keep an in-house IT staff to manage, monitor, and develop systems to support the core operations of the business.
Still, many small businesses don’t thoroughly understand the benefits of outsourcing their computer services to a more qualified team of experts. While it is true that IT outsourcing can save money, it is not the only or even the most important reason why business owners should pursue it.
With information technology rapidly evolving and becoming more crucial than ever, it is imperative for small businesses to maintain their focus on these specific non-core activities – all without compromising the quality of their most important business processes.
Check out this infographic from Landau Consulting to discover more about IT outsourcing and how it can help small businesses become more efficient.