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When is outsourcing your IT a bad idea?

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You’re probably wondering why on earth an MSP (Managed Service Provider) would think outsourcing your IT is a bad idea. Well it all boils down to how you interpret the word outsourcing. Contrary to what many people believe, IT outsourcing does not mean washing your hands of IT all...

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Time to look again at IT managed services?

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Download free ebook – the definitive guide to IT managed services  In an IT landscape dominated by cloud computing, digital transformation and cyber security, more and more organisations are adopting managed services and using their chosen provider for additional support and technology expertise. Yet there are still a lot...

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Managing IT when it’s not your main job

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In many medium sized businesses, responsibility for IT is handed to a non-technical leader like the finance director. On average, five functions other than finance report to the financial director (FD) for instance. In fact, 38% of CFOs are now responsible for IT. Sadly responsibility is not always tied...

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Is your IT platform holding you back?

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Did you know that Over 500 million tweets are sent every day. The Internet influenced retail sales to the tune of $2.3 trillion in 2017 and is estimated to increase to $2.84 trillion in 2018. Over 3.5 billion Google searches are made every day. 90% of the data on...

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Outsourcing

Why do IT outsource relationships sometimes fail?

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There are several contributing factors as to why outsourcing relationships can fail. Below are a few areas for consideration. The IT service provider has outgrown their customer Greater exposure to risk can be experienced due to lack of service provider scale to meet the demands of growing customers. Additionally,...

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IT Outsourcing due diligence checklist

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Now that your business is fully reliant on its IT systems, outsourcing is a significant decision. Your choice of IT partner is just as important as the actual services that are outsourced. Which is why you need an IT outsourcing due diligence checklist. Once you have drawn up a...

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IT Outsourcing vs In-house IT – What are the pros and cons of IT outsourcing?

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The pros and cons of IT outsourcing have been debated for many years without a proper consensus ever being reached. However the rise of Cloud computing has changed the discussion somewhat – even non-technical decision-makers are signing up for hosted applications, and are already reaping the benefits of outsourcing...

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Choosing the right IT outsourcing provider

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In the second of his series of outsourcing blogs, Lee Ganly, Acora’s CIO, offers key pointers on how to select the right IT outsourcing partner and ensure a smooth transition and also examines what the future holds for IT outsourcing and cloud computing. What are the key requirements when...

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7 ways outsourcing IT can help transform a business

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It’s often said that outsourcing IT can help transform a business but how? Acora’s CIO, Lee Ganly, outlines his opinions below. 1. Focus on core business Outsourcing when done well and strategically, allows you to focus on core business activities, rather than expending effort and resources in trying to...

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