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How Can It Outsourcing Benefit Your Business? Copy

Outsourcing is the act of contracting experienced professionals to take up roles in your business instead of hiring an in-house team. IT outsourcing has gained traction in the last couple of decades with a lot of companies, especially small upcoming businesses considering to partner with a managed IT service provider. You may wonder, how do they benefit? Below are some very convincing reasons why you should reconsider;

  • Control IT costs and budget

IT is broad. It comprises of divisions such as software development, networking, cyber security, just to mention a few. Most IT professionals are experts in one specific field and you’d eventually need a team to manage an IT division. Contracting a managed IT service provider would perform all these roles and more. You will be surprised they would get the work done for less than half the price needed to hire a whole team ultimately saving you cost and giving you value for money.

  • Delight in Trained, Experienced and Certified service

Being an outsourcing company, managed IT service providers offer immense experience having worked for multiple companies in different fields. They are comprised of a team of highly qualified IT professionals experts in the roles they take up. Such qualities would ensure increased efficiency and competitiveness even as your company grows.

  • Ease in implementing New Technology

Based on experience and having their ears on ground, managed IT service providers are always on the forefront of new technology that would make life simpler and more efficient for their clients. An in-house IT team would require months of training to keep up with new technology which is actually normally paid for by the company. Sourcing for a Managed IT service provider would prove more competent and economical.

  • Level playing field

Most small companies lack the budget to hire an IT support team that would challenge larger companies in similar fields. Outsourcing can help you gain access to similar tech without the hustle of hiring a whole in-house team, giving you a fighting chance to match up.

  • Focus on core business

Managing a company efficiently is no easy task. If you can be assured of smooth running of a particular segment of the company skillfully and profitably, it should be an offer you shouldn’t pass by. Contracting a managed IT service provider allows you to stay focused on your core business instead of complex IT decisions. This gives you an opportunity to fine-tune the rest of the business with assurity that IT is well taken care of.  

Guide to Cyber Security

We use devices and the internet for almost everything these days; be it shopping, studying or even getting health tips from online doctors. Most especially now while we are experiencing a worldwide pandemic, most businesses have gone online. As you are caring for your health, are you caring for your personal or business data online?

Cyber Security is constantly evolving as cybercriminals are getting craftier and more sophisticated in how they manipulate and extract personal data to suit their needs. To protect and stay at the forefront of cybersecurity, you need to follow a couple of guidelines;

  1. Do NOT use public WI-FI

This point cannot be stressed any further as am betting you’ve heard it multiple times. Free public WIFI can be alluring but think of it as scammer lurking at a corner in Java broadcasting free WIFI only for you to connect and they are able to access your phone and all its data. As easy as that.

  • Stick to your own devices

Avoid using someone else’s device to log in to your personal or work accounts. You never know their true intentions or they might be hacked and all your details come forth as well. This might be challenging to adhere to if you don’t own a computer or phone. In such a case always remember to log out once you’re done and never save passwords on the device.

  • Manage your passwords

Almost all websites when you’re just about to sign up, they normally request for a password and highlight what the password should entail. A strong password makes it harder for a hacker or scammer to guess their way into your personal accounts. It is also advisable to not use the same password for everything, change it regularly and avoid sharing it with people.

  • Install updates regularly

There is a reason why your computer or phone is occasionally requesting to run an update. Updates are the software company’s way of fixing security holes or patches once a security flaw is discovered. It is essential to run updates on servers, PC, laptops and mobile devices as soon as they pop up.

  • Do not click without thinking

You may have an experience of clicking on an ad or a pop-up and it opens up to a completely different website or sometimes it’s the beginning of endless pop-ups and ads on your notification bar. This is because you likely clicked on a scammers’ bait. Avoid opening links or ads you are not sure of as they might just be a trap.

  • Report malicious websites

Google and other security sites are always looking to curb phishing or malicious sites. Reporting them would be a great way to help prevent scammers from hacking anyone else, even though you may have fallen victim to them.

  • Physical security is just as important

By physical security, it means do not have your passwords or pins on sticky notes on your devices just because you are afraid to forget them. You are not just writing it down for you, but for other potential hackers. Be keen as well on who you allow to touch and access to your devices especially if you have no password. It is essential to protect yourself however possible.

These are a couple of ways you can safeguard yourself and devices from a cyber-attack but they are not the only ways. Especially if you are a business owner wanting to protect their business data. Contact us to see how our personalized solutions can protect your business.