IT Outsourcing

IT outsourcing is a common form of outsourcing processes

Outsourcing is a practice by companies in which the company delegates partial or complete business processes to third parties and external service providers. Originally, services that were done by the company itself were given to service providers which specialised in it. A common form of outsourcing is IT outsourcing, in which a company delegates its IT processes, IT services and EDV services, partially its complete IT infrastructure to a third party provider, and no longer looks after it itself, but leaves it to the specialised provider.

IT outsourcing and outsourcing EDV services offers advantages

IT outsourcing can be the outsourcing of IT services, IT processes and the use of IT infrastructure – such as a data centre, for example – all to a specialised provider in IT and EDV processes. The range of services provided by IT outsourcing providers is huge: from regular maintenance of the network, to new installation of hardware and software, up to specific problem solutions and security checks, these specialised companies will take over all tasks. The generally high level of expertise of the employees who work there ensure that IT services are knowledgeably carried out.

IT outsourcing offers companies – not matter what size – many advantages: it frees up resources and allows the company to focus on customers, its core business and innovation. Every company has different needs in terms of their information technology fundamentals. The more complex an IT network, the more vulnerable it is to errors, which requires professional external help. IT outsourcing also leads to a certain dependency on the external service provider, as the outsourcing company will avoid the need for staff and resources in its own IT segment.

You can find more information on outsourcing IT services on Wikipedia:

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