IT Services: Is Outsourcing Right for Your Company?

As more and more companies discover the benefits of using software to manage their accounting and ERP, IT services become more and more essential to a business’s success.  For some companies, the ideal IT services solution is an in-house IT department that works closely with both management and outside IT consultants.  For other companies, the best way to stay on top of IT is to outsource IT support to a reliable company that specializes in the field.  There is no “one size fits all approach” to IT support; rather, the way your company does business will determine which approach to IT fits it best.

Generally, in-house IT services are best suited to companies large enough to sustain their own dedicated IT department.  An in-house IT department mainly relies on the company’s resources for its training, work space, and technology.  However, companies with in-house IT departments can enlist the help of IT consultants when faced with an unusual technical challenge or a large project.  The in-house IT department also allows the closest long-term relationship between IT and management.

Smaller companies, on the other hand, will find that they can often make the most of their resources by outsourcing IT to a company that specializes in the field.  Free of the burden of training, housing, and provisioning an in-house IT department, the company that outsources will find that it has more resources available to invest in other areas.  A company that contracts with an external IT department may even find that it has more latitude in trying new technology, due to the superior training available to employees of companies that specialize in IT.

Whether your company is best served by an in-house IT department or a relationship with an outside IT services company, The Answer Company can provide you with a solution that helps your business excel.  Feel free to contact us and find out more about the ideal IT solution for your company.