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It's hard to control an external provider — which also represents yet another cog in a machine that is already incredibly complex. Why add more layers and complexity, which can only mean you retain less control over how your company behaves, performs, and grows? If you are one of those owners, shareholders, or managers who prefers to keep control over the daily workings of your company, it doesn't make sense to outsource such a critical aspect of the business system.
To outsource or not to outsource
The outsourcing issue will be argued back and forth, but I've seen its effects from nearly every side and rarely does it work as well as those initiating the process would hope. Of course, it's not a completely flawed system, but many issues get overlooked when the goal of saving some salary is at issue. Where do you stand on the outsourcing issue?
This story originally appeared as 10 problems with outsourcing IT on TechRepublic.
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