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What are the real advantages of outsourcing?

IT outsourcing

Introduction

Outsourcing as a concept has been around for years and could be traced back to the early days of manufacturing where external companies and individuals were employed to produce specialist components. These days, the same principle is used but for a whole host of services such as marketing, HR and especially IT support.

With Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, you’re only outsourcing the easiest 5 to 15 percent of your operations dilemma. You’re still paying your own IT staff to do the other 85 to 95 percent of what needs to be done. That means you’ll still need to hire and retain an entire team of subject matter experts to handle the tough stuff.

Why outsource your IT operations?

Think about it: What if you hired an employee and at the end of each day they had completed only the easiest 15 percent of the job? Wouldn’t you fire that person? If you’re in the same situation with your current hosting provider, we suggest considering another option: Operations-as-a-Service (OaaS).

If you or your company is having IT issues, this is where IT outsourcing (using OaaS) can come to your aid. So, what are the real advantages of outsourcing?

  • Expert knowledge: Outsourcing your IT needs enables your company to seek out and benefit from experts who have experience in the areas that nobody else can offer.

If you are a company that specializes in something completely unrelated to IT, you may well not have a dedicated IT support team – which is completely understandable – so outsourcing IT makes a great deal of sense. And even if you do have an internal team, outsourcing can often give you access to a whole team of experts rather than relying on one or two people internally – which can be risky.

  • Cost effective: You may be surprised to learn that outsourcing IT can help your business save money. The fact is, if you outsource your IT requirements, it means you won’t need to employ full-time IT support staff and resources can be spent on other areas of your business.

It’s been shown that even very small businesses can make substantial cost savings by outsourcing their IT over recruiting an internal IT engineer.

  • Short-term solution: Many large companies use outsourcing to fill roles in their organization that would be too expensive or inefficient to create themselves.

While smaller companies also turn to outsourcing the cost saving is sometimes diminished – yet it still tends to be the cheaper option than a complete recruitment overhaul. Effectively, this means that you can use IT outsourcing as a kind of quick fix to your computer problems, without enduring the process of recruiting, hiring, training and creating contracts.

  • Time efficient: Every manager has limited time and attention to spend on projects. Outsourcing can help your company stay focused on your core business and not get distracted by complex IT issues and decisions.

That’s what the company providing the outsourcing is there for – often around the clock.

  • Compete with your larger rivals: If your company doesn’t have the resources to compete with bigger firms, outsourcing your IT support to a reputable company can level the playing field, meaning you are benefitting from the same level of knowledge and support as your larger competitors and usually at a more reasonable price.

Outsourcing is a best strategy for almost every company to improve their focus onto what matters most: their intellectual property, sales, customers and their marketing. Think about how much time your staff spends on each of these tasks and how productive they could be if most of your IT operations were outsourced to the operations experts. Following are a few of the services we offer as part of our Operations-as-a-Service (OaaS):

  • IT Architecture and Design
  • Fully Dedicated Server Hardware
  • Operating System Support
  • Application Support
  • 24×7 Monitoring, Alerting and Escalation
  • System and Network Performance Trend Analysis
  • Database Administration and Architecture
  • Virtualization Expertise
  • Remote Access
  • Certified Data Centers
  • On-Site Hardware Repair
  • Security
  • Advanced Storage Architecture
  • Off-Site Backup, Archiving and Recovery
  • Fully Monitored Network
  • Local and Global Load Balancing
  • Application and System Failover and Redundancy

With Operations-as-a-Service, you can finally leverage all the skills your company needs and improve your life by outsourcing vs. adding yet another layer of complexity, cost and frustration.

Conclusion

We’re not proposing that you eliminate your in-house operations staff (although that cost savings option does exist). Instead, we’re proposing that you leverage your most expensive asset, your staff, on the applications and tasks that actually benefit your company vs. wasting valuable time. easySERVICE™ Data Solutions has identified areas where traditionally managed hosting falls short of Operations-as-a-Service.

Our Operations-as-a-Service simplifies your workload so you can concentrate on strategic tasks that move the needle for your company’s success. easySERVICE™ Data Solution’s engineers, who average 15 years industry experience, have designed, built and scaled many of the largest and most well-known Internet giants.

At easySERVICE, we believe in today’s IT requirements “3C” Legacy backup problems – limited Capabilities, increased Complexity and high Cost – are no longer acceptable for any organization. Our disaster recovery solution deliver the robust backup and recovery capabilities you need to meet the visibility, scalability and disaster recovery requirements of your entire environment.

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2 comments on “What are the real advantages of outsourcing?

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  2. StellarPhoenixS
    May 27, 2014

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