A robust IT and technology backoffice is one of the most essential backbones of running effective processes in many companies. However, it is costly and time-consuming to create an IT department within an organization; hence, many companies outsource IT (testing, programming, or cloud) services. A solution like this allows companies to focus on developing other parts of their business operations rather than spending time and money handling IT projects in-house.
How much does it cost to set up an IT department?
Several factors determine the answer to this question, including recruitment costs, employer branding initiatives, department equipment, or office maintenance.
The average monthly cost of maintaining a 20-person in-house IT department is well over PLN 2 million. And this cost is set to rise yearly. 88% of all IT staff have raised their financial expectations in the last 12 months.
IT outsourcing costs significantly less than carrying out projects with an in-house department. It also eliminates the problems associated with maintaining an effective team whose greatest opponent is…
Turnover in the IT sector
According to research carried out by the UK recruitment agency Antal, in 2023, the average turnover in IT teams will reach up to 25%. This means, statistically, one in four IT staff in your team will change employers. Keeping a productive team of 20 members will require you to plan for the time and money to swap up to five employees yearly.
Turnover in IT dramatically slows down work and makes it challenging to meet targets. Therefore, you risk missing project deadlines or experiencing a deterioration in the quality of your team’s work.
It is also worth noting that hiring the right employee for a project is a time-consuming and costly process. Solwit’s data indicates that it takes two to four months to find the right engineer
When you choose IT outsourcing, you do not have to deal with these risks or costs! Any challenges related to employee development or motivation, as well as crises related to employee departures, are on the outsourcing company’s shoulders.
The risk of not delivering the product on time also lies with the provider. If an employee leaves the team, the supplier must guarantee a suitable replacement, with just a short timeframe required, as stipulated in the contract.
Hence, we suggest considering IT outsourcing as a means of reducing risk in the first place.
IT outsourcing means business peace of mind!
IT outsourcing relieves you of unforeseen contingencies affecting lower productivity. This means you do not have to worry about the possible risks of not completing a project on time.
Are you ready to hand over the risk to specialists? If you are considering outsourcing, get in touch and set up a free consultation. We will prepare a business case for you based on hard data. You will also receive a free quote for your project’s total cost of ownership (TCO).