One of the challenges of keeping up with the fast pace of technology is having the staff on your team to keep up with it all. Is your IT team working late every night? Are projects consistently running behind? Is regular IT maintenance falling to end of the to do list instead of being a priority? If your IT team isn’t meeting your current needs, there are a few options to consider to get your IT back on track.
74% of IT decision makers agree they cannot meet their organization’s demand for IT expertise with internal resources only. – Forrester Consulting
One option is to hire a new employee. While this means you’ll have a permanent member on your team, it also means having the expenses that go into hiring and supporting a new employee. Sometimes the time needed to get a new employee up to speed can limit the potential for growth and can slow any momentum that your company has built. Hiring for various IT skillsets can be a challenge given the tech talent shortage. According to Gartner, businesses think that this talent shortage is the biggest barrier to the adoption of 64% of new technologies.
Another option is staff augmentation – contract staff brought on to finish a short-term project or fill an immediate need. While staff augmentation can fill the gap for the short term, these individuals still need to be trained and managed, which can add to the stress of team management. Also, because the nature of the work is temporary, these staff members won’t necessarily be invested in the company’s bigger organizational goals.
Managed IT Services
Many businesses are turning to a Managed IT provider as an alternative to the above, and for good reason. When you work with a Managed IT provider, you’ll have access to industry experts and new technology solutions. Scalable services mean your provider can grow and evolve with your business. You’ll also free up internal resources to focus on your business. By outsourcing your IT needs, you avoid many of the pitfalls of staff augmentation, without the expense of hiring a full-time staff member.
If your company is having IT staffing issues, Managed IT might be the solution. Rather than hiring temporary help or shouldering the expense of a full-time employee, Managed IT provides a long-term affordable solution, and a partnership designed to help meet your IT needs and goals.
Here at TSG our we have top IT talent on staff to ensure our customer’s satisfaction and competitive results. Find out why companies turn to TSG for their IT needs. Give us a call and let’s start a discussion!