Some IT service providers offer 24/7 phone support. While you would not want to bother your internal IT staff at 6am on a Sunday for a printer issue, it is easy to call the phone support line to get your issue resolved.
As the economy continues to bounce back, many companies are considering technology investments that they put off for the past several years. Along with this, they are looking to hire more IT staff.
While it may sound self-serving, there really are some good reasons to consider outsourcing your IT rather than hiring in-house staff.
1) IT Service Providers are Getting Better
A lot has changed in the IT services industry over the past 5 years. Many of the marginal service providers closed up shop and those who stayed in business really sharpened their offerings and level of service. So, clients get a lot more value for the money they spend on IT services.
2) Talent is Difficult to Get
Smart, knowledgeable, customer service oriented talent is difficult to get in the IT field. Of the available candidates, the best often choose to work for an IT consulting company, because they like the variety of challenges they face by working with a range of clients.
3) More Cost Effective to Outsource
In many cases, it is cheaper to outsource than to hire internally. In addition, you can often get a higher level of service. For example, some IT service providers offer 24/7 phone support. While you would not want to bother your internal IT staff at 6am on a Sunday for a printer issue, it is easy to call the phone support line to get your issue resolved.
While outsourcing is not appropriate for all businesses, many organizations should at least consider the option before hiring any IT internally.