Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing for Companies

Posted On May 10, 2023 By Josh Crist

IT outsourcing has become a common practice for companies looking to streamline resources, improve productivity, and tap into specialized expertise. However, it also has a few drawbacks. In this blog, the IT experts at Advance explore the pros and cons of IT outsourcing and how many of the cons can be managed by using an experienced, reputable IT solutions provider.

Pros of IT Outsourcing for Companies

The primary reason why companies outsource their IT work is to save resources. Outsourcing allows companies to access a pool of highly skilled talent and a wide range of specialized expertise. This allows companies to tap into the latest technology trends and innovations to stay ahead of the competition and instead of losing time responding to IT issues your employees can focus their efforts on more beneficial areas, such as marketing, innovation, and other business activities. 

Other benefits of IT outsourcing include: 

  • The ability to quickly and efficiently implement new security measures 
  • Staying up-to-date on the latest technology 
  • Supplementing your existing IT team 
  • Access to experts that research the latest in compliance and security for you

Cons of IT Outsourcing for Companies

Outsourcing can present several challenges for companies, many of which can be managed with an experienced partner like Advance. Misunderstandings, project delays, and additional costs can be controlled with effective communication. 

And while quality control issues and security concerns may pop up when an outside firm is trusted with sensitive documents, they can be managed by trusted partners with robust security measures. 

Having a reputable outsourcing partner like Advance can help companies overcome these challenges.

Selecting an IT Partner For Your Business

A partner who aligns with your company’s culture and values can mitigate many of the cons of onboarding a new team. Our team prides itself on embodying our mission: “We are a people company with an intense passion for improving our customers’ businesses and enhancing our team members’ lives.”

In action, this means that we’re not happy unless your business is succeeding. You will not find a more dedicated or experienced company to direct and service your business solutions 24/7, 365 days a year.

Contact the IT Specialists at Advance Business Systems Today

Advance Business Systems is a complete business solutions provider serving the greater Baltimore area, Annapolis, Frederick, and surrounding counties, including Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Queen Anne’s, and Washington. Locally owned and operated, we have offices and showrooms conveniently located in Cockeysville, Frederick, Annapolis, and the Ravens’ M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. 

Interested in a pleasant, productive, and refreshing managed IT provider? Reach out to the team at Advance Business Systems today at 410-252-4800.