At a time when the complexity of IT management continues to increase, more and more companies are choosing to outsource the management of their IT department. One of the crucial aspects is the management of software licenses, especially those from Microsoft. More and more companies are discovering that engaging a Microsoft contract consulting firm is invaluable for optimizing license management and meeting Microsoft requirements. Especially when it comes to a company of such a size, Microsoft reserves the right to conduct an audit to see if you are adhering nicely to the rules suggested by Microsoft.
Outsourcing is cost-saving
Saving on costs is what every business owner wants, after all. By outsourcing your IT, you can be sure that you will not pay as much as if you had to set up an entire department. You have to take into account that the costs per hour are often a bit higher, but on the other hand you will spend a lot less. This way, you and your company can focus on the things you are good at and you can let an external party take care of everything related to IT. This not only ensures that you both do what you are good at, but it also ensures that it all becomes a lot more efficient.
For example, simple things like negotiating the desire of your licenses are often taken care of in no time for an external party, while it is with pain and effort that you manage to get a few euros discount per month. By choosing a party with the right knowledge and experience, you can be sure that everything will be taken care of properly.
Saves a lot of time
The world of IT changes every day. The moment you want to keep it all in-house, chances are it will be almost impossible to manage. By choosing to outsource this part, you know for sure that it is in the hands of a party that always has the latest knowledge and that your IT department can focus on internal business processes, for example. Something we often see in smaller companies, where the IT department often consists of only one or sometimes two people.
Always up to date
It is sometimes said that you know as much as your best employee. By choosing to outsource the IT part, you will notice that you gain a lot more knowledge. Not knowledge that you can easily apply yourself, but the latest news when it comes to developments in that area. This has the advantage that you can adapt much faster, should this be necessary, and you do not have to wait until you see that the competition does something different. The only advice we do want to give you is that you don't become too dependent on an external party, but still have the necessary input yourself.