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Make Outsource your Resource

Date: August 25, 2011

When it comes to IT support, you know you are not putting as much effort into it as you should be…but when it comes to the idea of outsourcing your IT, you get overwhelmed by the process involved with finding the right fit. 

Before you begin any business development project, you must do your research to make sure you are making the right decision.  We know that you are busy and may not have the time do the research, so we have done it for you. 

Below are tips to follow in order to outsource successfully.  By following these steps, you will find the decision to outsource is much easier than you thought. 

  • Define your requirements clearly and be specific about your expectations
  • Interview service providers like you would for a full-time internal employee
  • Make sure the service provider has experience in the areas that are most important to you
  • Always remember you get what you pay for…the lowest bidder may not have the experience your business deserves
  • Review the service providers portfolio to make sure their quality and style fit are a good fit with your business
  • Test the waters…start with a small project to see how the service provider responds before giving them a more important project
  • Define your milestones and payment plan up front
  • Discuss ownership of the resulting work product up front so that there is no confusion
  • Make sure the service provider offers support as part of their offering
  • Once you have agreed on your expectations, requirements and next steps, Get It In Writing

Outsourcing your IT is not only more cost-effective, but it also will give you the extra time you need to focus on your business. 

Do your best at what you know – Outsource the rest and watch your business grow