There are several reasons why companies might seek help with their IT projects from external sources. Perhaps the company’s in-house IT department is already overworked and can’t take on another project. Maybe the company doesn’t have an in-house IT department and needs to hire someone new. Or, maybe the company doesn’t have the expertise to handle a certain IT project and needs to bring in someone with more experience. No matter what the reason, there are plenty of benefits to working with external resources.
Check out 10 of them below!
1. Lack of internal expertise: Organisations may not have a dedicated IT team, or the team lacks the specific skillset required for the project in question.
2. A need to free up internal resources: Companies might not have the capacity to take on a new project without impacting their day-to-day support activities
3. Avoid costly delays that can sometimes be caused if the in-house project delivery team is also responsible for maintaining and supporting the company’s IT systems.
4. A need for specialist expertise: Even if companies have an in-house IT team, they might still need to supplement that team with specialist skills and knowledge for a particular project.
5. Adopt the latest tools and technologies faster: Organisations may want to take advantage of the latest tools and technologies as soon as possible. This is particularly important in fast-moving areas such as cloud computing and artificial intelligence.
6. Help manage the project delivery: Project management is a critical success factor for any IT project. Companies might seek external help if they don’t have the internal resources or expertise to manage a project effectively.
7. Speed adoption: Companies may need to install and configure a solution quickly and ensure it gets done right the first time.
8. Gain an advantage: Benefit from the best practices and methodologies gained by industry professionals who have successfully delivered countless projects.
9. Reduce impacts: By deploying solutions in a planned, phased approach and conducting testing and validation to help reduce potential impacts on your users and the organization
10. Build Staff Confidence: Companies may want their staff trained first to build confidence and ensure their team are ready to manage the solution.