Calls lit up your IT support team’s phone lines before you pivoted to remote work. Now the activity never ends, and your employees complain about long waits to have their issues resolved. You fear your overworked IT staff can’t keep up with the growing cybersecurity, system maintenance, and support demands. Hiring additional IT professionals means increased labor and benefits costs as well as time for the new hires to come up to speed. Is there another way to solve this problem?
Yes! Try outsourcing your Helpdesk support! Consider these benefits:
Enhanced Availability and User Experience
Remote workers often enjoy a flexible work schedule. In our global society, employees may log into your network any time of the day to meet the needs of your international partners. A managed service provider (MSP) offering outsourced Helpdesk support employs trained technicians who can respond to issues 24/7. Your employees experience faster support responses and less costly down time, increasing their effectiveness and morale.
Professional Expertise and Advanced Technologies
You may not have the finances to adopt the latest support technologies, and your IT staff may not have the related expertise. An MSP continually develops its support team, ensuring trained professionals are monitoring your Helpdesk. And an MSP providing outsourcing Helpdesk services can use state-of-the-art technologies not currently available to you.
Lower Financial and Management Cost
Hiring an IT professional means your budget must absorb the cost of his or her salary as well as benefits costs such as payroll taxes, workers’ compensation, health insurance, and mandatory leave. Recruitment costs add up, too. You also need the inhouse resources to manage the new employee. With outsourced support you know the fixed cost up front, and the MSP manages their own employees, saving you the added headache and expense of a bad hire.
Increased Efficiency and Focus
The MSP outsourcing service addresses the routine Helpdesk tasks allowing your IT staff to focus on central IT management activities such as performing system maintenance, monitoring backup procedures, and tackling cybersecurity threats. Using the MSP, you will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of your IT team, keeping them attentive to your core business.
Do you need to relieve your IT staff of other routine activities? In addition to managing your Helpdesk, an MSP can assume a variety of other IT tasks. Before you consider hiring another IT employee, consult JMA Consulting and explore the benefits of outsourcing your Helpdesk as well as other IT management activities.