Why do law firms outsource their IT? Benefits & Considerations
Updated: Sep 30, 2022
Outsourcing your IT operations can help your firm unlock new levels of efficiency whilst also cutting costs. Indeed, 24% of small businesses that outsource their IT cite increased efficiency as their main driver of adoption – according to Capital Counsellor.
Why are so many businesses turning to IT outsourcing? Why should your business consider outsourcing your IT?
From freeing up internal resources to being able to access IT technicians with a wider variety of experience than possible with an in-house team, managed IT support solutions are incredibly flexible.
In this article, we’ll briefly cover the top benefits of outsourcing your IT requirements and how that’s relevant for your firm.
Outsourcing Your Legal IT Means You Can Focus on Lawyering Again
By allowing technology experts to manage your law firm’s IT services, you’ll bring your firm’s focus back to your clients’ legal matters rather than wasting time on pressing IT and cybersecurity issues. An outsourced managed services provider will handle your required system upgrades, data backups, and critical software patches and fixes that you need to keep your law firm technology running smoothly with less downtime and more productive uptime.
Reduce operating costs
According to Deloitte, the top reason (70%) for outsourcing is cost reduction. By outsourcing your IT solutions, you ensure that you are only paying for the services you need when you need them.
Outsourced IT can also save you lots of upfront costs – especially when starting a new business or project. IT professionals can advise on the most cost-effective systems and configure your IT architecture to better suit your needs.
Free up internal IT resources
If your business does require an internal IT team, outsourcing a portion of their workload will ensure that your team can focus on the most important tasks. By freeing up time and resources, you make sure that you can get the best out of your legal staff.
Access the Industry’s Most Cutting-Edge Technology
A service provider like us at Blue Car Technologies who specialise in the legal field, are able to remain on the most innovative, cutting edge of legal IT applications and services as they deal specifically with law firms on a regular basis.
We can advise you on emerging technology and new ways for your business to improve your digital deployment. we can help you better take advantage of new software products from Microsoft and can guide you through your digital transformation
24 Hour Support
While it is often easy to forget, even after you leave the office for the day, your IT systems need to keep running.
Having the large-scale IT infrastructure an MSP can provide ensures that there is round-the-clock monitoring and support for your systems, which is a level of service often unachievable by a smaller team.
Additionally, if your business has staff working across time zones, it ensures that your staff will have access to IT support whenever they need it.
Is Outsourcing Right For You?
According to Capital Counsellor, the IT outsourcing market has grown by 348% to reach $413.72 billion in 2022. With this level of popularity and the current drive for efficiency and security above all else, the answer now more than ever seems to be an emphatic yes!
The flexibility, consistency, security, and cost-effectiveness provided by a managed IT solution cement it as a convenient and intelligent solution for businesses of all sizes.
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