A Practical Guide for Turning a Move Toward Outsourcing into a Self-Improvement Plan
If you’re an internal IT provider and you haven’t thought about outsourcing at least part of your operation, it means you haven’t thought. A full 70 percent of companies now outsource a portion of their IT operations. And there are any number of good reasons to outsource, including:
- Tapping into the expertise of a specialist. Because an outsourcer does more of a specific kind of work than you do, their talents are fine-tuned. So the quality of the work is higher and the real cost lower when you choose the right outsourcer over doing the work internally.
- Accessing the most up-to-date technology. The right outsourcing arrangement brings with it access to technology that would otherwise punch a big dent in your budget and support resources. But there’s another, often ignored reason for exploring the possibility of outsourcing at least part of the work around infrastructure maintenance: the journey of exploration itself can be transforming. As you begin to assess—and for the first time really understand—the work you do, you will boost efficiency, lower real costs and free up your most talented people to do the kind of important, strategic work that will drive your company forward.