Outsourcing brings with it new methodologies for addressing existing or recurrent problems, which can boost service quality and decrease time-to-market for new product and service offerings.
Innovation is also driven by speed of change. Outsourced IT service organisations have the resources to start new projects right away, while the same in-house projects could take weeks or months.
The Key Benefits
For companies still tossing up whether to outsource some or all of their IT services, there are a few key benefits to remember.
Firstly, outsourcing IT is a great way to free up your IT staff's time. With more time, an in-house IT team can focus on core business areas that drive a measureable increase in the company's value rather than attending to the mundane day-to-day tasks of "business as usual" computing.
Additionally, outsourcing IT can be very cost effective. You get access to a wider pool of IT talent at a cheaper overall cost.
In the digital economy, it makes sense to embrace the disruption that outsourcing offers, while reaping all the benefits.
James Walker is Managing Director, Computer One
Source: PCWorld Australia
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