In the UK, there has become a problem with a real shortage of IT experts within smaller companies. This is not through the lack of qualified individuals, but simply because it is not at the front of a company’s mind to focus on their IT.

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It’s important to remember that not only does the lack of IT specialists hinder the growth of a business, but it leaves that company open to dangerous security risks that could potentially shut down the company.

In a recent report on Cybersecurity, Robert Half Technology, says that more than three quarters of businesses are expecting more security threats in the mid-term because of the IT security talent shortage.

Why are companies undervaluing the importance of IT skills? Due to the increase of IT security risks within the UK, such as data abuse, cyber-crime and malware / ransomware, more companies (about a third) are now looking to improve their IT practices.

Of course, some companies don’t require a full-time IT department, so how can they protect themselves without hiring a full time member of staff?

A good way around this problem is to outsource your IT requirements to an external company. Having a company on hand to run your IT department is not only useful for keeping business on track and ensuring your machines run to their full potential, but it can help you to avoid a crisis that could shut down your entire company.

At 360 IT Solutions, we offer a variety of IT support packages, that can be tailored to your business and your requirements.