December 29, 2022

Why Outsourcing IT Is the More Secure Solution

Outsourcing your Information Technology (IT) department requires a safe, reputable, and secure option. Overall, outsourcing IT helps businesses to lower costs, innovate, and grow. Outsourced IT providers stay aware of security against malware, zero-day hacks, and other intrusions. It is a great way to constantly monitor and update all protection schemes needed to ensure that there will be secure solutions. 

Having top-notch IT security is important when considering outsourcing these services. It involves a relationship with a third party who will have access to sensitive data, trade secrets, and confidential information. A full spectrum of IT services, like cloud computing or software-as-a-service (SaaS), is an important operation expense and enables businesses to receive only what they need without worrying about administrative tasks of licensing or security. Companies have to be able to trust and rely upon their outsourced IT services. A proactive approach to IT security is critical for building that relationship.

Proactive Approaches to Security

What exactly is a proactive approach to IT security? It involves constantly reviewing a company’s security tools, approaches, protocols, policies, and practices for stopping malware attacks. For instance, companies can hire certified, professional, “ethical hackers” who are trained to test a company’s IT defenses to identify any weaknesses.  Outsourced IT services can install tools that create intelligence as to what is happening on the servers and networks and can respond immediately to any lurking threats. Installing security systems that identify and authorize every device on the network also helps stop intruders. Even if an attacker manages to steal a password, they cannot access the network because their device is not recognized or authorized. The door is shut to these cybercriminals due to endpoint monitoring of these devices. 

Proactive approaches to security lead to a high level of productivity and trustworthiness. IT technology is well known for being innovative and automated, and provides techniques like server management, user support, application management, and supportive resources. Proactive approaches enable companies to give their employees access to expertise and an enhanced level of productivity. 

Proactively saving data to hard drives in multiple locations will provide protection of the data in secure centers and will prevent unfortunate data disappearance. It is crucial to apply multiple data centers as a technique to eliminate any risk of a single network falling victim to a cyberattack or other circumstances. For companies using cloud-based networks and devices that need access to their network, especially remotely, it is also important to implement proactive approaches to constantly monitor the presence of threats. 

Outsourcing IT Has Advantages

Outsourcing IT allows companies to eliminate the need to maintain large internal IT departments and reduce the stress caused by recurring expenses resulting from hardware and software at the end-of-life cycles. Outsourcing IT has many advantages and contracting out the operational tasks results in several key benefits.

  1. Promoting Growth: Successful businesses work with outsourced IT in order to balance their ability to promote growth. Growth also improves efficiency and increases competitiveness. It is important that clients experience a high level of excellence from onboarding, mitigation, and continued client support.
  2. Focusing on the Core Tasks: Outsourcing IT by focusing on core tasks helps to operate with skills that are needed to accomplish new tasks and achievements. There is an understanding of unique business needs and a specialization in hosting accounting-specific applications which help CPA firms focus and lead to accomplishments.
  3. Maintaining Operational Control: Maintaining operational control results in outsourcing the IT in order to enforce the secured solution necessary to keep operations affordable and successful. The outsourcing of IT results in bringing better management skills into the operations. This is especially necessary when the IT department has a lot of project work to be completed and fewer individuals to help complete the tasks.
  4. Offering Staff Flexibility: Outsourcing IT can allow for staff to be flexible and provide resources as necessary. Also, it enables experts to use their niche skills to solve IT problems quickly and more effectively. 
  5. Lowering the Costs: It is more cost-effective to outsource than to expand internal operations. Outsourcing IT will help decrease the costs of operations and result in more efficient and less expensive operations. Working with outsourced IT minimizes costs and allows the business to carry out tasks more efficiently.
  6. Provide Management for Risks: Outsourcing IT allows for resources to reduce risks and allows for more flexible operations. Providing management for risks helps the company to operate smoothly and successfully. 

Outsourcing IT Has Disadvantages

Despite the benefits associated with outsourcing IT, there are some disadvantages that are worth addressing.

  1. Lack of Control: Although there is communication about what is needed to attain a positive outcome, there is a limit on the amount of control associated with outsourced IT versus hired employees who have a stronger commitment arranged.
  2. Communication Issues: Individuals who are outsourced for the IT needs typically have a different understanding and knowledge of what needs to be completed, how it should be addressed and communicated, and when it needs to be completed.
  3. Less Quality Than Expected: The benefits of outsourcing IT result in a good thing but can be a challenge if the quality is less than expected. Working out the expectations of the results from outsourcing IT is very important to be clear and upfront with goals before the tasks are started and completed.

However, the benefits of outsourcing IT greatly outweigh the disadvantages. Outsourcing IT helps expand the company’s production and create extensive new marketing opportunities for their secure IT practices. Companies want to keep client data secure, which helps to lower operational costs and streamline operations in the long run.

Keeping Client Data Secure With Outsourced IT Practices

It is important that the outsourced IT company invests in the most advanced security IT on the market. Investing in security helps to keep companies working effectively without interruptions. Accepting cybersecurity training and best practices is what allows companies to stay informed on evolving cyber threats and tactics. 

Unfortunately, internal team members can be a source of risk and represent a security threat. With proper training on the most common security breaches, however, employees can help reduce the harm from a cyberattack. Fortunately, Cetrom will help train team members on the measures necessary to keep data secure daily. Also, the IT agreement between Cetrom and the company prioritizes any security-related requests made and will bring projects back under proper control as soon as possible so business operations are not lost or interrupted. 

Conclusion

Cetrom’s mission is combined with IT solutions that are leading-edge, affordable, and secure for their customers. Cetrom IT engineers help CPA firms to optimize IT security, increase performance, and eliminate losses from network failures. Cetrom prides itself on partnership with clients, assists them growing intelligently, delivers consistent quality as their outsourced IT, and increases the security provided. Cetrom is an extension of IT departments — they give companies the opportunity to focus on goals to master their business and to successfully support their customers. Cetrom is a trusted IT advisor offering the necessary secure solution and stability to best support quality, personalization, and responsiveness to their clients. Check out Cetrom today for more information about keeping your business safe and secure.

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