Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Pros & Cons Of Outsourcing And Co-Sourcing IT Support And Networking Services In London

Businesses are always searching out ways for cost reduction. There are two ways through which  businesses tend to do this in London:

ü  Outsourcing
ü  Co-Sourcing

Outsourcing is when a company entrusts a particular function to another organisation completely in an effort to reduce costs. Co- sourcing is when a business collaborates with external contractors to complete work in peak seasons or when it accumulates. Outsourcing and co- sourcing in London are both currently in use for IT support and networking services in London. Both outsourcing and co- sourcing have their own set of pros and cons.

Outsourcing in London significantly reduces costs and you completely entrust a company to perform a certain function for you. However, you have no control over hiring people and developing your own organisation. The reason is that the vendor is responsible for a lot of things and knowledge does not get transferred to your organisation. Moreover, there is the problem of maintaining confidentiality. Sometimes vendors may take information from your project and use it for a subsequent project with your competitors.


These problems are pretty much non-existent in co- sourcing in London. If you are considering co- sourcing IT support and networking services in London, we would like to elaborate its pros and cons. Firstly, co- sourcing in London is really an extension of your organisation so you have direct control over everything. You have a lot of control over the hiring process. Furthermore, all the knowledge and learning that you acquire over a certain time period stays in your organisation. Moreover, it contributes towards the further development of the organisation. Also, you do not have to worry about intelligence being transferred to your competitors.

If you are a fast expanding business and are looking to arrange IT support and networking services in London, you should consider outsourcing and co- sourcing in London.