Whether you’re a small or medium business owner, the threat of cybersecurity breaches is a serious concern for your company. Not having experienced, well-trained professionals prevent and address such attacks will cost your company more in terms of expenses, reputation, and profit. No customer or client wants to deal with a brand that doesn’t have the means to prioritize their data security. At the same time, it’s also important for your company to protect its own confidential information and other assets. But does your company need to go beyond budget and increase costs with an in-house team? No, because information technology (IT) support outsourcing is a more affordable and effective solution.
According to the Computer Economics IT Outsourcing Statistics of 2016/2017, the majority of the surveyed IT departments plan to increase the outsourcing load for IT security. Vice president of research for Computer Economics, David Wagner states that no organizations plan to decrease the outsourced amount, as sophisticated threats require specialized skills. He adds that organizations acknowledge that threat detection requires a different skill set and IT support outsourcing offers a bigger variety of specialized skills. The indicated study also reports that outsourcing is an attractive option for smaller organizations and are employing these services at the same level as bigger companies. If you haven’t caught up to this cost-effective, scalable IT solution, here are five essential functions you can outsource to keep the company protected and profitable.