12 July, 2011

The Benefits of Outsourcing IT Services

The core competencies of your organization being different, you find yourself in a dilemma as to how you can complete or even take up a client's work. The lure of the volume of money that can be churned by accepting that particular business puts you in a need to perform an unrelated function.

However, there are companies that are highly qualified in this area and charge you for doing your work. Business process outsourcing (BPO) is born at this moment. Outsourcing a part of your business activity to another company that specializes in that area releases you from the burden of this task as well as it contributes to cutting of cost and time. If you were to enter an area where you do not have the right knowledge or resource, it is very likely that you will waste time and money.

Information Technology (IT) has taken giant leaps in the last two decades and is at an all time high. With the advancement has come the need to have more man power to accomplish the IT related tasks. This has proved to be a Herculean task to some of the advanced countries where such resource is scarce. Here was an opportunity for the lesser developed countries that jumped in to the IT related services field and offered services at dirt cheap prices.

It certainly makes sense to outsource IT services as these offer a spectrum of services. Once you outsource IT services you can free your resources and allow them to complete their core areas with efficiency.

Some of the benefits of outsourcing IT services:
  • Cost effective and reduce overhead expenses
  • Concentration on core business
  • Internal recruitment for specialized personnel is no longer there
  • Speed up your work by eliminating redundancy in structure
  • Save on recruting new employees
  • Training for the new services is not required
  • Improve on client satisfaction by completing on time
  • Provide reliable, accurate and value based services
  • Get knowledge of the best services and practices in the domain
  • Establish a strong relationship with the client
  • Increase an overall efficiency

All the above benefits being similar to all outsourcing companies, companies can largely benefit from outsourcing IT services to offshore as there is a time zone difference and this would help in completing critical work quickly. For example outsourcing from US to India would mean, work during day when it is night in the US and that the work given today would be taken up immediately. Speed and efficiency spell success and accomplishment to your business and overall growth.


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