Tech Trend: Driving the business forward with outsourcing

IT leaders outsource business functions for a number of reasons: to drive efficiency, to free up the internal team to focus on innovation, to meet tech needs until internal skill gaps can be closed, and so on. Business functions that are outsourced run the gamut from web and mobile app development to software maintenance to data center management.

And the trend is growing. In 2020, Technavio predicted that the IT outsourcing market will grow by $98 billion between 2020-2024. It’s important for IT leaders to have a strict assessment process in place to control this investment. Outsourcing Insight talks about the 10 factors you need to consider when making outsourcing decisions.

The good news is that lots of outsourcing companies are located in Flyover Country. Here are just a few:

Ardent Technologies, located in Dayton, OH, specializes in software development and maintenance, systems analysis, turnkey project implementations, data services (modeling, management and migration), project outsourcing services, and complete enterprise IT solutions.

Columbus-based Sunflower Lab provides services such as custom software, mobile and web applications, IoT solutions, Alexa skills, Google Actions, AR/VR app, and cloud migrations/management.

Sierra Experts is a Pittsburgh IT managed services provider that specializes in remote monitoring and management of computing systems, cloud/virtual systems hosting, VoIP/SIP PBX trunks and solutions, physical server hosting, digital marketing, graphic and web design, custom software development, and hardware and software reselling.

You can check out our Innovation Radar for more providers like this in your area.

For IT leaders who want to drive their operations and the wider business forward, outsourcing could be the answer. These are just a few directions you can go in.