The job market will force a shift to IT outsourcing for businesses

There is a great corporate migration to Nashville right now. Companies are moving out of the high tax and regulation states like CA and NY and bringing many jobs. This is great for the local economy but will accelerate the need for IT outsourcing for businesses in the area. Business leaders need to plan for this and not be caught off guard when their internal IT resources start leaving.

This is basic supply and demand. As the demand for technology professionals increases, the wages for those roles will also increase. Amazon, Oracle, and others will drive wages up until businesses cannot justify the ROI on internal IT resources. This is where an IT partner comes in!

IT partners have economies of scale that allow us to hire, train, and retain technical talent as the market shifts and wages increase. We also can provide a career path in addition to increased earnings over time, which internal IT cannot do. Unless you are in the IT business, keeping internal IT resources on staff will not be economically viable in the near future.

Hiring versus IT Outsourcing for Business

The majority of internal IT positions are filled by people who have been there less than 5 years and will be leaving soon.  Many businesses are unintentionally running a training program for the large companies moving to town.  In the long term, this situation increases the cost of internal IT while decreasing the skill level and effectiveness of the group overall.

The business then finds itself having an IT Director who doesn’t have the skills needed to transform IT, but only to maintain the status quo (and keep their job), nor anyone to “direct.”  They become a very expensive helpdesk resource.

If your business has less than 500 employees, you must start looking at IT outsourcing for business now. Not when all the “good” folks jump ship for the higher-paying and more upwardly mobile positions! This C-level problem should not be delegated to the IT Director. That is asking them to figure out how to keep their role intact while outsourcing the work to an outside group. The result will be a non-value IT EXPENSE, not a partner that can move your business forward.

The number of times we watch a prospect lose an internal IT resource to a larger company, rehire, and watch it happen again in six months is amazing. The definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result.”

Don’t go insane; get out there and be proactive in finding an IT partner!