A government agency stands to benefit greatly from outsourcing IT responsibilities to a third party so long as the agency can find a certified, reliable IT consultant. Because of the sensitive information any government agency works with, it will want to defend every single endpoint and ensure its network has the least amount of attack surface possible. We here at Robinett Consulting understand that having an in-house IT team isn’t possible or preferable for every government agency, so we want to highlight the benefits of outsourcing IT to a trusted, local IT consultant.
By working with an IT consultant, government agencies can quickly pull in a full team of talent capable of setting up or improving their network and troubleshooting the problems that slow down office productivity. Also, network and employee downtime can be greatly reduced when a team of security specialists are on call to handle the IT needs of everyone in the agency. Having the right IT consultant means the agency can work with the IT consultant to improve network security and speed without sacrificing the time and efforts of internal staff to troubleshoot technical needs.
Specialized IT Skills
A government agency can also hire an IT consultant to bring in the specialized skills and knowledge of that team. For example, an agency may want to know the latest cybersecurity threats and how they are currently developing in real time. A local IT consultant will already be up to date with this information and ready to apply their knowledge to the agency’s current IT setup. Additionally, if an agency works with specific hardware, software, or security tools, they can look to outsource their IT needs to a company that already has experience working with the specialized tools and resources the agency has.
Reduced Costs for IT
Every government agency has a budget, and it may not always be possible to hire and onboard an entire IT team internally. Outsourcing IT needs helps ensure that those needs of the agency are met while still remaining within budget or, in some cases, that the same quality of IT care is received at a lower cost. Government agencies should always consider outsourcing IT when the budget won’t allow for the robust technical skill needed to keep government data secured or when lowering costs for IT can improve budget flexibility and allow other areas of the agency to receive the funds they need.
Our team of security experts here at Robinett Consulting understand that a government agency will have a higher standard for cybersecurity than an average small business, but we believe reliable outsourced IT can provide tremendous benefits to the government. With the right partner in IT, a government agency can focus on its work quicker, bring in exactly the right skills to improve its network security, and retain a healthy level of flexibility in its budget without sacrificing security. Every agency should consider if outsourced IT is the right option for their needs and budget, and our team is always ready to keep our government safe from cyberattacks!
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