Why outsourced IT and managed services are ideal for not-for-profits

Successfully running a charity, not-for-profit (NFP) or health/community organisation is no easy feat. Budgets are lean, yet you need to run highly effective marketing campaigns, and your sources of funding are ever fluctuating. The last thing you want to worry about is your IT.

It’s for this reason that many organisations are choosing managed services and outsourced IT models – where the day-to-day control and operation of their technology is left to a third party. With an outsourced model, you can focus on what’s more important to your overarching success: raising awareness for your cause, engaging support, and delivering results to the community.

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An outsourced IT model delivers a whole range of important benefits for charities, NFPs and health/community organisations. These include:

Strategic advice and partnership

Typically, charities, NFPs and health/community organisations don’t have the budget to invest in highly skilled in-house technical resources. With an outsourced ICT provider, however, you have a continual and reliable source of expert technical advice you can call on at any time. This includes strategic advice regarding things like software upgrades, security, hardware choices, and more.

Faster response times

In your organisation, system downtime isn’t an option. To get the best results, you need to operate in the most efficient way possible, whenever possible. With an outsourced model, any IT issues are quickly and effectively addressed by your provider, which means you don’t need to worry about finding the time and the resources to address them internally. Plus, issues that occur after hours can be quickly resolved, rather than waiting for your IT person, or team, to return to work.

More streamlined cash flow

Rather than investing in an expensive hardware and software solution, and employing an on-site resource to manage this for you, outsourced IT enables you to bundle your IT services into a handy and economical pay-by-the-month arrangement. This means you have greater surety over your cash flow and upcoming expenses.

Scale quickly and easily

With an outsourced IT solution, you also have the technical resources on-hand to scale your business up or down as you need to. This means that if a new staff member joins your team, or leaves, you can quickly and easily update your infrastructure accordingly.

Clear upgrade path

When your software or systems need updating, an outsourced IT provider will do it automatically for you, rather than you needing to tackle upgrades internally. Plus, you can be confident that you’re only receiving the upgrades and updates that are most appropriate to your business rather than paying for something that isn’t quite right.

 


How Evolve IT can help

Read the Case Study: How we helped the Victorian Aboriginal Community  controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) enable Aboriginals to reach their full  potential

At Evolve IT, we specialise in helping charities, NFPs and health/community organisations to advance their businesses through quality ICT solutions. We focus on your specific needs and create customised solutions to suit. Contact us on 1300 858 899 or visit www.evolveit.com.au to find out more.