IT outsourcing – what is it and what does it involve?

Outsourcing is a name derived from the three English words outside, resource and using, which means using external sources. In practice, this service recommends that the company delegates part of the tasks to be performed to a specialist trained in this field.

We can distinguish two basic types of outsourcing contract (external) and capital (internal). In the former, specific tasks are outsourced to an external company, while in the latter, a subsidiary company is usually created to take over some of the tasks. There is also a third type of outsourcing, known as employee outsourcing, in which an employee is ‘hired’ from a particular company , andis delegated to work on specific tasks.

Outsourcing services can be found in various fields, but the most common use of these services is in finance and accounting, auditing and training, administration or IT services.

What are the reasons for using an outsourcing service?

More and more companies are opting for professional outsourcing and it is a great solution for companies of all sizes. In the case of small and medium-sized companies, putting some activities in the hands of an external company helps to gain momentum in the market, while hiring high-level specialists for a large company allows you to focus on the most important tasks, putting important, but not crucial, activities in the hands of outsourced employees.

It is worth noting that a major advantage of outsourcing is the reduction of the company’s operating costs. When using the services of an external company for outsourcing, there is no need to hire and train your own department of specialist IT staff.

Choosing a specialist outsourcing company for cooperation brings with it constant access to professional services and a guarantee of using the latest technology solutions.

Benefits of IT outsourcing

IT outsourcing is a beneficial solution for small and medium-sized enterprises, but also for large corporations. The latter can also benefit from the outsourcing of IT activities. An in-house IT department requires a considerable financial outlay, which can be avoided by cooperating with another company on a B2B basis in this case, you gain access to professional employees who provide their services under IT outsourcing without incurring your staff costs. IT outsourcing provides a wide range of IT services it all depends on the needs of the company in question.

There are many advantages to working with an external IT service provider. In addition to reducing the costs of running a company, the following benefits can be highlighted:

  • releasing IT resources outsourcing the management of tasks in the broader IT area (programming, IT security, data management and analysis, SAP, etc.) to an external company allows the company to deal with other, more important topics, allowing development in key areas of the company,
  • increase in the company’s productivity by eliminating difficult and costly tasks to be carried out independently  , you can focus on multiplying your profits more quickly and efficiently,
  • access to the latest technology and IT solutions,
  • increased IT security thanks to the transfer of supervision of IT infrastructure to specialists, it becomes possible to detect any irregularities related to IT security more quickly,
  • no need to maintain your IT department,
  • access to experienced staff who are specialists in their field,
  • minimising the risk of delayed work an external company delegates experienced specialists to take care of specific IT service tasks within the framework of IT outsourcing.

Outsourcing IT services to companies from Awerson

Awareson is prepared for any situation: when you have additional projects but a small team to handle them, when you experience a temporary shortage of employees due to the holiday or illness, when you have more projects than employees we will find a solution, which could be IT outsourcing!