When planning to outsource IT services, it is worth first clarifying at least three things for your company: what benefits do you want from outsourcing, what IT services does it pay to outsource, and what IT services can be outsourced. These things do not always coincide.
The answer to what can be outsourced is simple. Everything can be outsourced. However, it is worth considering for a moment what you want to outsource and what is worth outsourcing. Is it just a single service or e.g. IT support? Is the outsourcing of all IT services the best solution? The tasks that are closest to the company’s core business are usually not the ones you want to outsource.
Maintenance of server and network environments and traditional IT Support Service with hardware lifecycle services would be tasks that companies often outsource. That often makes sense. Many companies do not have the skills or resources to maintain server and network environments properly. In addition, these activities easily create great risks if they are handled as internal company procedures. At worst, there might only be one person who knows everything about the environments. When that person falls ill, there is nobody in the company who knows what to do with them.
Understanding what you want and what is being purchased is paramount to the success of an IT outsourcing tender. If the company’s own expertise is not enough to evaluate the bidding service providers, it is advisable to use an external expert to help with the tender. Please check out the IT services provided by Mtech.