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6 Signs Your Enterprise is a Good Fit for an Outsourced IT Team

    Today’s enterprises are continually seeking ways to stay competitive, rapidly innovate, and keep costs to a minimum. One strategic move that has gained popularity as of late—particularly with technology-forward organizations—is partnering with an outsourced development provider to build a technical team. But is your enterprise a good candidate for outsourcing? If you’re not sure, look for one or more of these six signs.

    Sign #1: You don’t have the in-house expertise to successfully drive all of your IT or software development projects.

    If your enterprise is embarking on one or more digital transformation projects that demand specialized skills not present in your current in-house team, it’s a clear signal that outsourcing is worth at least considering. External development teams often bring both a breadth and depth of experience that allows your company to not only start projects fast, but start them immediately.

    Sign #2: You are working under a constrained IT or software development budget.

    When budget constraints hinder your enterprise’s ability to expand in-house teams or invest in additional infrastructure, outsourcing becomes an attractive alternative. Outsourcing allows your enterprise to access top-tier talent, without the long-term commitment and overhead costs associated with permanently expanding an internal team.

    Sign #3: Your existing teams don’t have the bandwidth to take on another high-profile IT or development initiative.

    If your internal development teams are facing a surge in project workload or a compression in existing project deadlines, outsourcing could be an immediate solution. An external team can be quickly scaled up to meet the demands of your projects, ensuring timely delivery without compromising quality.

    Sign #4: Your current IT or development workload is temporary (or possibly seasonal).

    Enterprises with fluctuating workloads throughout the year may find it challenging and also expensive to maintain a consistent in-house development team. But outsourcing provides the flexibility to scale resources up or down based on demand, optimizing costs and ensuring efficient resource allocation.

    Sign #5: The requirements of current IT or development projects are outside of your team’s core competencies.

    If your internal teams are burdened with routine and non-core tasks, outsourcing these activities allows your existing teams to refocus on core competencies and strategic initiatives. This shift enables your in-house team to drive both project speed and efficiency by concentrating on activities that directly contribute to core business objectives.

    Sign #6: Some of your current IT or development projects require knowledge of legacy systems.

    If your enterprise is dealing with the challenge of upgrading, migrating or completely replacing one or more outdated systems, an outsourced development team could provide the expertise needed for a seamless transition. This allows your existing full-time teams to not only remain current, but stay aligned with newer technologies—without taking a step back to learn (or relearn) legacy toolsets.

    Wrapping it Up

    Recognizing the six signs outlined above can serve as a strategic guide for enterprises contemplating the advantages of engaging an outsourced development team. By aligning your enterprise’s unique needs with the capabilities of external development experts, you position your organization for increased agility, innovation, and success in an ever-evolving business landscape.

    If you would like more information on nearshoring an IT or software development team, please feel free to contact Excel directly by calling us any time at (612) 208-7465, or by completing the Contact Us form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!