Body Shop to Mind Shop: Businesses Look for More From Third Party Consultants
As budgets tighten, it is even more important for a company's IT function to demonstrate its fit with the business and obtain the best value from all resources and services at its disposal. Simply scaling up by regular recruitment or ad hoc use of contract staff is not always a sensible option. Companies can cover gaps and needs with outside help, but they need trusted partners that can supply transferable business knowledge, as well as offering an extra pair of IT hands. The options for companies looking to outsource some or all of their IT needs have increased as suppliers look for innovative ways to offer software products such as Software as a Service (SaaS) or on-demand and hosted IT offerings.