Information Technology is an indispensable department in any company. IT teams are in charge of the creation, development and maintenance of systems regularly used by businesses around the world. Aside from these, tech support also varies in key responsibilities: Network Admins make sure that you have stable network functions, Developers are often in charge of the coding and programming aspects, while Designers create a comprehensive interface for programs to be used by your other employees or the website you present to your target audience.
Outsourcing IT eliminates other expenses
When hiring an in-house employee, you also have to consider other costs to accommodate your staff. Benefits packages, healthcare, and other cost factors such as a budget for training, sick days or leaves, and paid vacation need to be taken into account. Offshoring takes this off your hands, as the BPO company you’re in partnership with will be handling this for you. Usually, aside from the labour costs, you just have to pay a fixed seat fee or set-up fees to provide your offshore staff with the right equipment they need to perform their job well.
Outsourcing also allows you to access the latest technology that your offshore IT team needs, as paying regular seat fees and set-up fees will end up cheaper in the long run instead of buying new devices and other equipment.
Outsourcing makes hiring a full team affordable
As stated before, IT isn’t just one big job. You’ll need several people to perform specific functions in order to be more efficient. Since offshoring lets you save a lot of money on wages and equipment, you can then afford to hire more people and assemble a whole crew. You can even add multimedia artists and a dedicated QA (Quality Assurance) officer to work for you. Each of these roles is equally essential in making your IT team competent and more productive.
A full team of IT experts is also a great advantage when it comes to round-the-clock system maintenance, something you can achieve better when you outsource. You can opt to split your offshore team into two shifts and have the night shifts covered easily due to time zone differences.
Outsourcing improves disaster and risk management
Every department isn’t free from flaws, and sometimes networks or computer systems might fail. Having a team of professionals available 24/7 means there will always be someone on duty to assist you with any system problems you might encounter. Since your offshore team is composed of IT experts with more experience and technical skills, they are better equipped and trained in responding to network issues and system errors. The time it takes to fix a problem can be cut down significantly and improve your overall risk management.
Outsourcing your IT needs makes it easy to keep up with the world’s ever-changing demands. You don’t need expensive solutions to your business’ problems: just an efficient one. Hiring an offshore staff to handle IT tasks has many more advantages aside from the ones we listed here. Want to give it a try? Check out our services to see which staffing solutions can help you further develop your company.