As businesses start to tighten their budgets, IT is often the first thing that takes a hit.

IT services can be expensive, especially for small businesses.

It can be hard to directly see the impact these services have, especially when it comes to security, as most of it is done behind the scenes.

Many businesses forget that without a fully functioning IT system, your company will fall to its knees.

Outsourcing your IT can actually be a great way to save time and cut costs.

An external team will function in the same way as an internal team, covering all IT-based business elements and both remote and on-site support.

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How can an external IT support team help you?

Having an external team means you can pass all the responsibility over to the experts.

You will be able to work alongside the team to create a long-term IT plan based on your company’s own objectives.

Plus, you will have the ability to create an IT support package with a cheaper overall cost than getting the services yourself individually.

Pros of choosing an external IT support company include:

  • Improved productivity as internal staff will not need to get involved if something goes wrong, and will always have somebody to contact if they have an IT issue.
  • Reduces software development costs for ever-changing technology.
  • A fully managed team with different skill sets will save you the hassle of having to find and hire the right people for the job.
  • Flexible scalability as your business grows and changes.
  • Out of hours support options.
  • One monthly cost for all IT subscriptions
  • Cost savings with IT packages

That being said, there are things to consider when choosing a managed IT support team.

  • What software/applications are you currently using and do you mind switching?
  • Do you need remote or on site support?
  • How are you currently backing up your data?
  • Are you already tied to a contract?
  • What is your budget?
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Once you have answered these questions you will be ready to start looking for the team that suits you.

Here at LAN Support we have both pre-packaged and bespoke support packages so you can find something to fit your business requirements, starting from just £19 per user. You can check them out here.

We’ve also got a ‘block hour’ pay-as-you-go service for businesses needing ad-hoc support with no monthly fees.

For more information about what we offer, speak to a member of our team now on 01483 413360

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