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As you may be aware, after the recession (that is suggesting that the recession is over) there has been an increasing trend toward outsourcing, this trend has been steadily increasing over the more recent months. Outsourcing companies have noticed this trend and have thus created a model to outsource numerous business activities.
Why is the trend increasing? What is the outsourcing model? And what type of activities are commonly outsourced?
In this short article I will answer these questions and also describe how outsourcing companies generally work, and why individuals and companies, like yourself may follow the outsourcing route to successfully outsource their IT and business processes.
Why the outsourcing trend is on the increase.
Both companies and individuals having been looking for business survival techniques, two major contributors of failing businesses are costs and innovation.
Outsourcing adequately manages to satisfy these areas of challenge by providing affordable and innovative solutions and thus proves to be an attractive proposition to follow.
The outsourcing model.
In sum, the outsourcing model is a common supply and demand scenario. Let’s look at a typical example; a business requires a web development project to be completed but does not have the expertise in-house. They have two options, firstly they can seek to hire someone to carry out this project by putting out an ad, short listing likely candidates and then eventually probably hiring an expensive contractor, who they may have to train further. The second option would be to cost effectively outsource the project to an external company who have freelance experts onboard and who also may suggest additional benefits such as innovative ideas that may not have already been considered. Giving this situation, I’m sure the majority will opt for the second choice, wouldn’t you?
So what type of activities are commonly outsourced?
There are numerous services that are provided by outsourcing companies, some of which are; web design, web development, software development, writing & translation services, administrative support, customer services, sales & marketing and business services, the list goes on, basically if it can be done remotely through a computer or phone, for example then you can almost most certainly outsource it.
To conclude, outsourcing companies focus on providing a service to enable individuals and companies alike to gain access to a wide range of services that can be carried out remotely, via the internet or other means, often adding innovation and flexibility in addition to cost savings.