The difference between outsourcing your IT and in-house IT
The pros and cons of handling projects in-house
Investing in new skills pays dividends
You set the schedule
Internally handling an IT project ensures everyone working on it shares your company’s goals, objectives and values. They’re invested in your company’s success because it’s directly linked with their KPIs and the future of the company.
Not all in-house teams are highly engaged, but the ones that care have an advantage over outsourced talent.
Because your team cares about the business outcome of a project, they’re more willing to step outside of their specialty and find creative ways to get work done. They may suggest ideas to make a project better or proactively fix IT issues before they become a problem. That dedication makes up for small skill gaps because team members are more willing to figure things out on their own. The end result is that your engaged team gets more done.
Higher Ongoing Costs
Hiring a full-time team of IT experts is expensive. It’s also a longer commitment vs. outsourcing the work. When the project is complete, that person expects to have the same amount of work and pay.
If you only need help for one or two projects, it might be more affordable to outsource a task or project instead of fully handling it in-house.
Even if an IT contractor’s hourly rates are higher, they should only bill you for the time they spend working on your project. You don’t pay for hours they spend doing administrative tasks, training, or waiting for the next task. There’s no obligation to give them 40 hours of work every week so you are making cost savings overall.
Whereas, in-house team members must get paid for the hours they spend at work, whether they’re working on your project or doing something else. You’re also responsible for all on-costs (superannuation, annual and sick leave) and other expenses. Companies that have to choose between hiring another team member or outsourcing IT work might find it more cost-effective to outsource their Managed IT services.
Lack of necessary skills