Small Business OwnerThere are many reasons for a (city) small business to outsource the management and maintenance of their IT system. The following are some of the top reasons why a small business should outsource IT Services and Support.  This is where Fuelled Networks can help your business.

Expertise and Efficiency

In most cases, small business owners need additional expertise to complete a project for clients; when this happens, and outsourced IT provider can usually assist and suggest solutions that can efficiently and cost-effectively ensure projects are completed in a timely manner without breaking the budget.

Some business owners decide to outsource IT services and products because no one within the company has expertise or certifications in the specific IT field. When you hire an IT provider, they have trained and certified IT professionals on staff and they’re motivated become a long-term partner and assist in the growth of your business.

When you outsource IT services, you’ll have to time to focus on more important projects; saving time because you won’t need to recruit, hire and manage IT employees. Nor do most small-business owners know how to manage and oversee internal employees to ensure they are providing the services and solutions they need.

Cost Reduction

When outsourcing IT services and products, a small-business owner has more control over the money being spent, and is provided fixed IT costs that allow him or her to budget effectively. The savings from outsourcing can be used to develop and grow a business instead. Outsourcing allows you to focus your resources where you need them the most.

Outsourcing also helps keep IT costs to a minimum during busy times. Often, small businesses don’t have the budget necessary to hire permanent full- or even part-time IT staff to scale up during busy times. Your IT provider is committed to assisting in whatever you need and lend their expertise and knowledge.

In addition, hiring and training an IT staff can be expensive and temporary employees don’t always provide the best results. An outsourced IT provider will pay to train and certify the technicians providing your services, and offers you the flexibility to scale up or down as needed.

Small businesses don’t always have the resources or budget available to provide the same quality of service that larger IT providers can provide. Outsourcing IT services can help small business gain a competitive advantage, as it enables them to offer the same expertise and quality that large companies can.

By outsourcing IT services, you’ll be assured that your business is continually up and running, even in the event of a disaster or other IT issues that arise.  Many IT service providers offer a minimum downtime guarantee. 

Outsourcing your Ottawa business’ IT services offers tremendous benefits. When done for the correct reasons, outsourcing IT will help you save you time, keep your business secure, save you money, and help your business grow.   

Call Fuelled Networks today to learn more about our complete outsourced IT service offerings.  Call us at (613) 828-1280 or drop us an email at

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 23rd August 2013 by Ernie Sherman.