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Expert Shares Key Factors for IT Outsourcing

by: Sarah Joson

Thursday, November 17, 2011 | Outsourcing News |

A lot of companies nowadays are looking to outsource IT operations by means of the cloud platform. However, the main concerns of the business companies that are adopting the new technology are still to reduce costs and gain access to more flexible contracts. IT groups, on the other hand, are having issues with the security and service levels.

Important factors for IT outsourcing

For businesses that are planning to avail of cloud services, IT expert Michael Robert from BusinessComputingWorld.co.uk shared five important factors to take into consideration:

Business owners should look into the requirements of their IT infrastructure and operation. They should also check if their processes are compatible with the cloud. Since businesses have sensitive information and are ruled by strict regulations, it may be best to keep the processes in-house.  

Robert said businesses should look into additional costs for future development and unpredictable scenarios. Also, businesses need to consider the different benefits of the process and not to focus only on cost reduction because IT outsourcing serves other purposes like support for the current IT structure.

His fourth rule focused on the preparedness of the current/in-house networks and bandwidth capacity. He said these things should be well thought of to avoid problems. Lastly, Robert said that businesses should research about the service provider and know the vital areas where they excel or fail.


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