15 Powerful stats showing the importance of outsourced IT

15 Powerful stats showing the importance of outsourced IT

For many businesses outsourcing your IT to a managed service provider such as us has many great benefits. We understand that sounds very biased, so we thought we’d reinforce this by compiling 15 powerful statistics that proves outsourcing your IT is a great investment.


Keeping your business running

  • The average employee loses more than 52 hours a year due to IT issues – IPSOFT
  • 64% of survey respondents feel frustrated if their work IT systems are down for just five minutes – IPSOFT
  • 47% of SMBs estimate that just one hour of downtime means £77,000 in lost revenue and end-user productivity – ITIC
  • 49% of survey respondents said their leading cause of IT downtime is due to human errors – ITIC
  • The average resolution time per outage is around 200 minutes – IT Process Institute
  • 33% of SMB’s say they test their disaster recovery plan infrequently or never at all – Continuum
  • 46% of survey respondents say outsourcing lets them access skillsets that aren’t available in-house – Fortunly
  • 90% of businesses are held back in terms of growth and enhanced efficiency due to old technology – Computer weekly


Cost benefits

  • A recent survey showed 184 respondents indicated a reduced cost of 25% or more by hiring a manged IT company – CompTIA
  • The average salary of an IT manager is £40,000 which could be saved by outsourcing – Payscale
  • The average UK company spends £1,068 in training per employee which could be saved by outsourcing – Bersin


Keeping your estate secure

  • Up to 88% of UK companies have suffered breaches in the last 12 months – Carbon black
  • 33% of UK organizations say they lost customers after a data breach – Redseal
  • One in every 3,722 emails in the UK is a phishing attempt – Symantec
  • 95% of cybersecurity breaches are due to human error – Cybintsolutions