Due Diligence when Outsourcing ITOutsourcing has numerous benefits but it also has it disadvantages. The savings a company will get from Outsourcing would normally lead to employees jobs being redundant, the IT staff are laid-off and even some employees who are not linked to the IT department. As more services are being outsourced or hosted else where there is no there isn’t a need to have an office or a big staff. A more sensible concern when it comes to Outsourcing is provided the third party with access to your components, it is inevitable that you need to allow access but a lot of clients do not find that idea appealing, especially when dealing with sensitive information. Is that information even allowed to be handled or host by a third party, what are the laws governing the off-shore use datacenters. The client will have to understand where the data or hosted services are located, as each country is subjected to their own laws. Company’s should do their due diligence with a prospective Managed IT Service providers and ensure they understand how the service works and in the instance of hosting where your data is located. These are some of the things to look at when considering Outsourcing your IT, there isn’t a set standard and communication is key when discussing this as requirements have to be clear. Furthermore the options should be scalable to what an individual client may need in the future.
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