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10 Benefits to Outsourcing your IT

Most business owners at some point in time have hired a specific person to oversee their IT projects and overcome internal IT issues that arise. Unfortunately, what a majority of businesses don't account for is the changes in technology that will create obstacles for their IT staff. As supplemented support, working with a Managed IT company like GFI Digital, is a great solution to increase workplace productivity. Our team of engineers come equipped with many certifications & participate in ongoing training to stay on top of innovations and keep up with the fast paced world of technology.

Here are 10 benefits you are likely to experience immediately upon choosing to work with our Managed IT team:

1. Controlled Costs & Reduced Expenses

Saving the costs of hiring and training new IT employees can free up expenses allowing you to move forward on other IT projects in order to focus on driving sales for your business.

2. GFI Digital’s Trained & Certified Engineers

If the position you hired requires specific certifications & training, how do you ensure the employee is qualified? Certifications are important, and experience may be even more important. The Managed IT department at GFI Digital has engineers who not only possess the skills and certifications to get the job done, they have many years of experience in different IT related environments.

3. Experience

The IT staff in house tends to be isolated in their environment. If a problem pops up that they have not come across how will they be able to fix it? Will you be calling another vendor for assistance & racking up fees? Working with a large Managed IT team such as ours is a big advantage to finding solutions for a variety of issues as they arise. Chances are our engineers have dealt with a problem similar to the one at hand and will be able to implement a solution & resolve the issue quickly.

4. Efficiency & Productivity

Relying on internal IT employees to solve all of your businesses problems, such as setting up new employees, network connection, and other routine tasks can bog them down and create downtime and inefficiencies. Outsourcing these tasks reassures your business will stay up and running so your employees don't miss a beat.

5. Consulting & Implementing New Projects

Starting a new IT project in-house might seem like a good idea until weeks & or even months go by costing you time and money on incomplete jobs. A quality outsourced IT organization will have the resources & knowledge to start new projects right away. Our Managed IT firm has partnered with innovative OEM's such as Cisco, HPE, DELLEMC, and VMWARE to reinforce our approach.

6. Focusing on your Business Objectives

Time is money and every manager/employee has limited time and attention. Outsourcing can help your business stay focused on your business objectives and not get distracted by complex IT decisions. Let the experts at GFI Digital focus on your technology so you can focus on your business!

7. Proactive Approach

Typically, IT staff are barely able to keep their head above water, much less stay proactive in the office environment. At GFI Digital, we use a platform called Connectwise to remotely manage & monitor your entire network 24 hours a day. This allows for us to eliminate any issues as they arise, often times before they even surface.

8. Lowering your Risk

Every business investment carries a certain amount of risk. Markets, competition, government regulations, financial conditions, and technologies all change very quickly. Outsourced providers assume and manage much of this risk for you with specific industry knowledge, especially security and compliance issues. Our expertise makes us great at helping with decisions on how to avoid these risks.

9. Level the Playing Field

Most small businesses can't afford to match the in-house support services that larger companies maintain. Outsourcing can help smaller companies act "big" by giving them access to the similar technology, and expertise large companies have. An independent third party managed cost structure and economy of scale can give your company a competitive advantage.

10. Security

In this day and age we have to be very careful with data and be aware of potential hackers. Businesses are always at risk, especially if you do not have an active plan in place. Our team will keep be your eyes and ears with around the clock monitoring with anti-malware techniques to prevent malicious programs such as, worms, Trojans, rootkits, dialers, spyware, and malware that are constantly evolving and becoming harder to find and remove from your computer. MNS services are updated regularly to quickly detect, destroy and prevent.

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