Whether you have a large enterprise or a small business, information technology is one of the pillars of your success. The question is, do you need IT consultants or staff to make the most of the technology? The answer depends on many factors, including the type of business, budget, and business or technology challenges you have to face and which type of solution you need. It is always helpful to know that from web servers to mainframes, IT outsourcing is a very economical option with numerous benefits. It is an especially good solution when this part of the business process requires technical competence beyond the scope of the current staff.

The main advantages of IT outsourcing are as follows:
- IT costs become more visible
- IT costs are reduced
- Outsourced services are utilized as needed, and organizations pay only for services actually used
- The IT department can reduce costs by utilizing its extensive knowledge base of various IT specialists, as opposed to an organization maintaining a jack-of-all-trades in-house staff

- Outsourced companies make performance reports and measurements available to their clients
- Communications between business functions improve at all levels and ensure that IT resources are not being misused
- Outsourced companies can provide 24/7 support at a fraction of the cost…. and without having to rely on only one or two key people
- Outsourced staff tend to drive planning and budgeting improvements
- Service Level Agreements (SLAs) can be established
- Staffing levels can be adapted quickly to client requirements, thereby avoiding gaps due to attrition, business growth or economic downturns

- IT consultants are fully trained on the latest technologies
- Retention of technically qualified in-house personnel is more difficult when external job opportunities are rapidly changing
- Outsourced services use established standards for equipment and software requirements, saving time and money