As businesses begin to consider hiring technology support from outside the organization, it is important to weigh the merit and demerits of the options available. Small organizations with 100 people or so, will only hire a single person to do all the IT work in the organization. It is what such small organizations can afford.
In-House Technicians and Skills
The problem with hiring a single person is that all the IT needs of the organization will be heaped on him. He therefore must be a very skilled individual who can multi task and understands different technologies in the organization. The problem is, it is hard to find an employee with such a wide range of technical expertise. If you happen to find him, he is likely to be too expensive to hire. Having a number of employees in the IT department is also not cheap for such a small organization.
Employees and Absenteeism
The other problem with having an in-house technician is that in case of his absence the organization will be left in the dark especially when a problem arises. It can take a good part of the organization’s time to resolve the problem. If he happens to leave the organization, it will also be costly to find someone who may eventually need to be trained.
Range of Skills Need
A professional company can handle many of your organizations technology needs from data Cabling to Technology Project Management. Even hiring an individual from outside the organization may have the same challenges, because the individuals skill is limited. The individual may also be having other clients and may not pay enough attention to your needs. You do not want to have a situation where you will have to wait for him to attend to other clients, before he can come and fix your network and in the process significantly increasing the downtime.
The advantage of the hiring companies is that the company can work with your firm and manage your Technology Project Management, while at the same time charge you per task. This way you benefit from the different skills their technicians have, without having to suffer the expense of paying exorbitant salaries to in-house professionals.
Hiring a company for technology support can have its own demerits. This is especially true if you choose one that is not stable. If they are not well established there is the possibility of them shutting down their business and leaving you in the dark. Make sure your choice is done thoroughly to avoid disappointment.
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