outsourcing versus staff augmentation

What Makes More Money Sense: Outsourcing IT Services or Staff Augmentation?

Digitalization in the workplace has the power to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs. The shifts around AI, Cloud, Mobility, IoT, 5G, Big Data, and Analytics promise a transformation in the way we all do business — they also require a business’ technology infrastructure to be constantly evolving. How do you keep up? Staffing an in-house IT team to manage the growth can be a costly and disruptive challenge, so we see two paths companies are taking to meet the demands and capture the promise of the digital age: staff augmentation or outsourcing.

Staff Augmentation vs Outsourcing

There’s never a one-size-fits-all business solution to any problem. The ways your company uses hardware and software and how you store data are entirely unique to your company. When an IT need arises and it comes time to decide on hiring augmented staff or outsourcing to an IT managed services provider like ABS, here are a few things to consider.

Staff augmentation, or hiring temporary employees, sometimes seems like the most straightforward choice, especially on sensitive projects that require high levels of expertise. These temporary employees come in when needed to help move IT projects along. It varies from company to company on when and how long augmented staff are employed during the lifespan of a project.

Outsourcing IT projects can accomplish a similar outcome to staff augmentation, but there are key differences. When you choose to outsource your IT department, you choose to partner with an external team of experts to manage the entirety of IT projects or services. Outsourced IT service providers work alongside you to accomplish specific goals for projects or for your business operations as a whole.

Lastly, outsourcing can be much more streamlined and efficient than staff augmentation. You won’t have to go through a lengthy hiring and onboarding process for a temporary position. This also reduces overhead costs associated with hiring a temporary employee. Instead, you save money by working with an outsourced IT provider who already has established processes, trained team members, and the bandwidth to complete your IT projects or manage your IT services.

Outsourcing allows you to focus on what you do best while having the confidence that your business’ IT is being taken care of by experts.

Outsourcing IT Services in Louisville, Kentucky

When you decide to pursue the digital transformation of your workplace and outsource your IT, you’re beginning a partnership that impacts all areas of your business. It’s important to choose an outsourced IT service provider that you can trust.

When you outsource your IT needs to ABS, you’re entering a partnership founded on trust and integrity. Our IT experts are dedicated to helping you achieve your digital transformation goals by taking a people-first approach to solving IT problems.

All of our employees operate through the ABS Way, so you can count on our technical engineers to be service-driven and results-focused.

Outsourcing your IT projects to ABS increases your efficiency as we establish an understanding of your IT systems and come alongside you to be proactive about the future of your IT. We aren’t a one-time hire that you never see again. If you want to learn more about outsourcing your IT, you can start a conversation with a trusted ABS advisor in a no-pressure environment.