The outsourcing industry is an increasingly important driver in the AV industry today. However, it was once the case that outsourcing often divided opinions as the very concept of sub-contracting certain tasks could be considered controversial; perhaps it was regarded by some as a weakness by its very nature, which highlighted a deficit of a certain resource or skill-set that in turn suggested a company could not be entirely self-sufficient. Thankfully, this outdated way of thinking has largely changed and outsourcing is gradually becoming the norm. It is now an important factor that enables a vital level of flexibility, not least of importance to startups but also small and medium-sized companies who cannot afford the overheads of a large team. Outsourcing offers the ability to carefully select professionals yet expand and contract exactly as needed.
As a whole, business operating within technology sector need to react quickly. We more often than not communicate digitally and as such, are expected to respond to our clients and provide their services at an unforgiving rate of speed, which can be challenging for the best of us. We are required to provide specialist services at the drop of a hat, highlighting the need to retain a dedicated resource and trusted skill-set, yet this is often comprised of experts who operate solely within specific niche sectors. The need for businesses to become agiler and cost-effective within a fiercely competitive global marketplace has never been more important. Being able to recognize the value that outsourcing provides means that dedicated specialists become available exactly as and when you need them and only when it suits you!
Additionally, the process opens up exceptional opportunities for the AV smaller businesses, it allows them to compete with the AV larger companies and often enables them to win contracts that would normally be considered out of reach. The explanation is simply down to the fact they can outsource; by practicing this they can streamline costs into the areas that require certain standards of service and in turn get the client the price they require.
However, there is still a minority who cannot accept the value of its advantages. But when evaluated, the process has many pros! It allows companies to run more efficiently and focus on core skills, providing a better quality of service and, most importantly, in good time. We ensure that our Programmers have the correct and most relevant industry credentials and certifications, and provide our partners with specialised programming skills without them having to invest time and money training new staff.
‘If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you’re putting yourself out of business.’ – Lee Kuan Yew