Over 80% of businesses plan to outsource their business functions in 2021*. Since you’re here, we’re willing to bet that your business is one of them. And for the record, we think that’s a great choice.
Why is outsourcing IT such a good choice for Aussie businesses? We’re glad you asked. Outsourcing saves time, helps your company grow, and gives you access to expert knowledge around-the-clock, to name but a few.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here are 9 proven benefits to outsourcing your IT with Spirit.
1. Access to experts and the latest technology
In an age where the average Australian spends more time in front of a screen than they do sleeping, it will come as no surprise that we spend a lot of our working lives using IT.
And when your business is so reliant on tech, it makes sense to ensure you have access to the best possible. It not only helps you avoid costly downtime, but can also help your business grow, too!
By outsourcing your business’ IT, you’ll have improved access to the best and latest technologies to help you meet your objectives. Without being hindered by aging technology, your business will be more agile and able to meet your customers’ needs.
At Spirit, we only partner with best-of-breed vendors to deliver you world-class managed IT services, that exceed your business’ needs and match your budget.
And we don’t just use the best. We hire the best, too! IT encompasses anything involving computing technology and requires significant technical expertise. So that’s what we’ll give you. We believe your IT is only as good as the experts delivering it, which is why you’ll always have access to 24/7 expert support, right here in Australia.
2. Save time and increase your business’ efficiency
Throughout the working day, we find ourselves wearing many hats and juggling conflicting deadlines Our roles at work constantly expand and change to meet business needs, which can leave your time extremely stretched.
As many business owners know, a do-it-yourself mentality can often hinder the growth of your business. Time that could be better spent in other areas, is instead spent firefighting and fixing IT problems that are better left with the experts.
That’s why many Australian businesses choose to outsource many of their IT workloads. Outsourcing your business’ IT not only gives you access to experts in the field, but also saves you time to focus on bigger and better things.
By choosing Spirit’s Managed IT Services, you can continue growing other areas of your business, safe in the knowledge your IT is in the very best of hands.
3. Phew! Now you’ve saved time, you can focus on your key business drivers
Now you have all this new-found free time, you might be wondering what you should do with it? We have the answer. And no, it isn’t clock off early! It’s to spend your time focussing on your key business drivers.
Business drivers are the key inputs and activities that drive the operational and financial results of your business.
By relieving yourself of your IT burden, you will be able to focus on your key business drivers and accelerate your business’ rate of growth. Sounds like a win-win situation to us.
4. Grow your business
19% of small businesses primarily outsource in order to scale and grow their business*. In fact, outsourcing is one of the most important components of growth for many small businesses, freeing up time, and giving them access to the expertise they need to achieve their goals.
By harnessing the knowledge of an experienced IT professional, you will be able to make the most of your budget while utilising the best and most powerful tools on the market – all designed and delivered to meet your business’ needs.
Spirit’s IT professionals will work with you to build a bespoke IT solution that suits you. We’ll get to know your business and recommend the latest tech to make your business grow. And keep growing.
5. Managed Services can support a variety of business functions, not just it’s IT!
A huge part of outsourcing’s popularity is due to the range of business tasks it can help support, including IT, finances, legal, and public relations.
However, with over 27% of businesses planning on outsourcing IT, it is by far the most common function businesses are keen to get off their plates. IT encompasses a huge range of computing technologies, which, to be used correctly, requires a breadth of technical knowledge and expertise that many businesses just don’t have.
Outsourcing resolves this issue quickly and cost-effectively, giving you access to the best brains and tech in the business exactly when you need it.
6. Save money with flexible and on-demand resourcing
Over time the needs of your business will change. Why invest in expensive hardware that will stop meeting your needs in a few years (or worse, months) when outsourcing can meet your needs all day, every day. Dare we say it, forever!
Outsourcing your IT gives you fast and flexible access to the latest IT on-demand and on-budget. Gone are the days of investing in costly tech. Managed IT services can provide your business with the latest technology for a fraction of the price.
That’s why many businesses choose Spirit. Our services are delivered in a flexible, cost-effective way to suit your needs and budget. So, save your dollars and pay for what you need, when you need it. Not what you think you might maybe need, someday, possibly, sometime in the future.
7. Access to new and previously unattainable resources
Most businesses outsource their IT because they do not have access to the required resources within.
For example, if a business needs to expand its operations, especially if it wants to grow into a new geographic area, outsourcing is a viable and important alternative to building the needed capability from the ground up.
Developing the correct capabilities can be an extremely costly and time-consuming process that requires significant manpower and skill. Outsourcing with Spirit Managed IT Services makes this not only possible, but also more affordable for businesses, giving them access to resources they wouldn’t have access to if going it alone. It pays to outsource to the experts.
8. Access to world-class capabilities
Outsourcing our IT brings with it extensive worldwide, world-class resources that will help you better serve the needs of your customers and your people.
At Spirit, we’re passionate about delivering amazing tech and even better service. That’s why we’re proud Microsoft Gold Partners.
But we’re not just any Microsoft Gold Partners. We have achieved the highest rating of knowledge and customer care across Datacenter, Cloud Productivity, Collaboration and Content, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions, and Windows and Devices. Meaning you can trust us to make the most of your IT and deliver on world-class capabilities.
In a nutshell, we can power your business with the technology and expertise it needs to keep your customers and your people happy. Now, that’s good business!
With a fast-growing business, your IT solutions need to be flexible. Outsourcing helps many businesses achieve that for a fraction of the cost of buying and maintaining technology in-house.
Investing in hardware can be extremely costly, and tech’s limited shelf-life can make your business feel less agile. Keeping up with security and applications patches, device maintenance, warranty replacements, and upgrading outdated hardware puts strain on your business processes and ultimately hinders your resilience.
To overcome this, your business must be flexible enough to adapt to a business environment in constant flux. This puts pressure on your IT functions, which have to respond quickly to changing demands. While internal IT staff may have limited capabilities, we can make use of our robust range of resources, skills and capacities to help you stay ahead of an ever-changing business environment.
Do IT with Spirit!
Spirit can provide fully managed IT services that deliver best-of-breed outsourcing to your business. In other words, we’ll take care of your IT, so you don’t have to!
We offer peace of mind through proactive monitoring, incident response, vulnerability management, change control and more. Whether you don’t have the skill set, or simply don’t have the time, Spirit’s Managed Service could be the answer to taking care of your business’ IT requirements.
Go on—leverage industry-leading outsourcing services from Spirit. We can unleash the power of your staff, and drive greater value across your organisation. Now that’s service we can get behind.
1 Over 80% of businesses plan to outsource their business functions in 2021
2 Average Australian spends more time in front of a screen than they do sleeping
3 19% of small businesses primarily outsource in order to scale and grow their business