Debukening the Myths on Outsource IT
Lets start with the basics; correcting the stigma associated with outsourcing and figuring out what it means. You have a business. Your business produces either a product, a service, or both. Your business is a part of a community. The community is comprised of people. Your business may serve the community directly or indirectly by employing or providing those goods and services. Now comes in that ugly demon, OUTSOURCING! The rage is that your business no longer cares about the community. It has bigger and more important plans than to provide the people of its community employment. The business is no longer of the people. This is the major misconception of outsourcing that we see every day in the news, internet postings, and political leaders.
Let’s go back to your business. Your business has a trade or specialty that allows it to be focused and concentrated. You work hard to improve and scale our focused business so that you can provide more products or services to more people. The idea of outsourcing as taking jobs away from the community is simply a lie. We outsource work and jobs to people in our community all the time!
There are certain things that a business should outsource unless their focus happens to be in that trade. Traditionally these have been known as utilities such as electricity or water. Sure you COULD find a way to generate your own electricity to run your business but you’d rather OUTSOURCE that to another provider. Simply put, the idea that we come together as a community to serve each other whether that is business to business or independent contracting is what outsourcing is all about.
Having an employee can be very costly in both tangible ways, such as wages and benefits, and also intangible ways such as the time needed to train and maintain effectiveness. This is one of the most important reasons to outsource a job function for a business. Specifically with IT, it takes a lot of continuous managerial knowledge, training, and time to ensure that an IT employee is being productive for the business. Outsourcing your IT to a managed service provider such as OS Consultants can ensure that your business stays focused on what its good at, while we do the same for you and the community.