IT Outsourcing Services Meeting The Cloud

IT Outsourcing Services Meeting The Cloud

One of the most substantial trends in IT support services is that small and medium-sized companies prefer to shift their data to the cloud and let a third party handle the facility management, in Consolidated Data Centers.
Cloud computing blurs the lines among what had been conventional outsourcing and internal operations, and it will test IT’s management and control policies. After all, it’s all about expertise. IT outsourcing service professionals can deal with many tasks (such as data storage) more efficiently than in-house employees are able to.

By taking advantage of cloud support services, both small/medium-sized companies and large enterprises can cut costs and free up staff to keep the organization moving forward. Additionally, cloud technology is delivering the competitive advantage to SMB/SMEs which allow them to focus on their core competencies, enabling them to satisfy their client’s demands and compete with larger enterprises.

Cloud provides new ways in which you can provide outsourcing services to a company, but public and the hybrid cloud models require you to be aware of certain compliant issues you might need to address.

According to Information Services Group, there are 5 essential tips for making outsourcing risk management a part of your governance process:

1. Identify risk obligations in the contract.
2. Identify and document added risks in the engagement.
3. Rate the risks.
4. Manage your identified risks.
5. Publish your risk tracking tool, which can be as basic as an Excel spreadsheet.

Cloud computing migrations over the next five years will create an immense opportunity for IT outsourcing which will create a very different IT outsourcing marketplace.

Generally, IT service outsourcers provide the following types of cloud-based services:

  • offer consultancy around integrating organization IT with private and public clouds to create a hybrid environment
  • implement and manage private clouds to consolidate and optimize infrastructure
  • migrate organization applications to the cloud and the related testing, certification, and governance for risk and compliance
  • develop custom applications for the emerging cloud software platforms
  • develop new applications that integrate collaboration, communication, and cloud platforms

Cloud-based services will substantially change the outsourcing business from the service providers’ point of view. Many more complexities will appear that are involved in a provider’s offering to take control of your IT services and move it to the cloud.

The future of IT outsourcing services implies there will be vendors with a variety of cloud-based services that will include a large component of the customer’s IT infrastructure.

By Rick Blaisdell / Rickscloud

 

Follow Us!

CloudTweaks

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks.com is recognized as one of the leading authorities in cloud computing information. Most of the excellent CloudTweaks articles are provided by our own paid writers, with a small percentage provided by guest authors from around the globe, including CEOs, CIOs, Technology bloggers and Cloud enthusiasts. Our goal is to continue to build a growing community offering the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more...
Follow Us!

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Comics

At CloudTweaks, we're plugged into the cloud, the internet of things and all that the web has to offer. From wearable technology, to mobile computing, cloud computing and big data, CloudTweaks is your source for updates and news on the most innovative technology.

Popular

Top Viral Impact

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at…

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Nowadays, many companies are changing their overall information technology strategies to embrace cloud computing in order to open up business opportunities.  There are numerous definitions of cloud computing. Simply speaking, the term “cloud computing” comes from network diagrams in which cloud shapes are  used to describe certain types of networks. All…

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic –  The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the…

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud Infographic: Most Used Cloud Apps

Cloud app and analytics company, Netskope released its quarterly Cloud Report. The new report reveals that enterprise employees are using an average of 397 different cloud apps (most of which are unsanctioned), when IT estimated they have 40-50 — that’s a tenfold underestimation. Below is an infographic provided courtesy of the group at Netskope which goes into further detail.…

Featured Sponsors

Watching You Shop: Stores And Mannequins “Read” Their Customers And Respond

Watching You Shop: Stores And Mannequins “Read” Their Customers And Respond

Watching You Shop The mannequin in the store window stares blankly ahead as shoppers look at the clothes it is dressed in and contemplate a purchase. One shopper makes some comments. “It’s nice. I wonder if they have my size.” Another takes a few steps inside the store to see where these particular clothes might…

Sponsors

What To Do When You’ve Outgrown Your Basic Business Software

What To Do When You’ve Outgrown Your Basic Business Software

What To Do When You’ve Outgrown Your Basic Business Software You know that feeling. You have multiple business products that aren’t communicating, meaning your employees are doing more work, uploading redundant data into different systems. The software is sluggish and can’t be accessed via browser. You’re paying per user, which is starting to get painful.…

Placement Opportunities - Find Out!

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

You can help continue to support our community by social sharing, sponsoring, partnering or contributing to this great educational resource.

Contact

CloudTweaks Media
Phone: 1 (212) 763-0021

Join Our Newsletter