Life science companies have unique IT needs at every stage. It can be challenging to judge whether it is a better use of your resources to establish an internal IT team or outsource your needs to a dedicated IT service provider. While each option has pros and cons, partnering with experienced consultants such as Data Evolution is usually more sensible.
Learn about the advantages of outsourcing your IT services as a life science company to help you make the right choice for your organization’s IT needs.
Access a complete team of IT experts with diverse capabilities
For most life science companies, an internal IT department translates to one expert or a small team. While your internal IT team may be very competent, partnering with an IT service provider gives you access to an entire company with a more complete breadth of knowledge.
Dedicated IT service providers typically include many individual experts pooling their collective knowledge and capabilities on your behalf. No matter what challenges you face, your outsourced IT service partner is sure to have relevant experience to help you surpass them.
Leverage hands-on expertise with new technologies
Outsourced IT companies tend to have more experience with various environments, setups, and technologies than an internal team that works in the same environment and faces the same problems every day. This focused expertise has its advantages, but the fast-paced world of technology means that knowledge can quickly become irrelevant.
Partnering with an external IT team means having access to specialists whose expertise is always leading-edge. This kind of hands-on experience can help you move forward and innovate rather than risking stagnation.
Have IT assistance available at all times
A small or one-person internal IT team comes with a serious human resources limitation: if your experts are out sick, on vacation, or unreachable for any reason, you may find yourself without vital IT services at inconvenient times.
In comparison, outsourcing your IT needs means always having a team of experts available. Rather than potentially being left without critical services, you can trust that your dedicated IT service provider will coordinate to be there when you need them most.
Save time and money with established structures, procedures, and expertise
Speed is critical for life science companies, from startups to established IPOs. An internal IT team would have to develop data structures and procedures organically from scratch. This process can take valuable time that your organization cannot afford.
When you outsource your IT needs to an established service provider, you can access standard operating procedures and organizational structures. You can then coordinate with your IT experts to customize these solutions to fit your specific needs and circumstances.
Experience responsive service that puts your satisfaction first
An IT solutions provider such as Data Evolution will prioritize customer satisfaction. Your Data Evolution experts are committed to meeting your needs quickly, efficiently, and completely. Especially in the current economic environment, where employee turnover is at its peak, it gives you a competitive edge to have a team of experts dedicated to your success.
If you need an expert onsite every day, Data Evolution can still provide this service – although it may be more costly than hiring an internal IT resource. However, by leveraging the entire company’s resources through your onsite consultant, one Data Evolution expert provides additional value and better, more efficient service than a similar full-time employee could.
Ultimately, how you decide to handle your IT needs comes down to your preference. If you choose to leverage the powerful resources and expertise of a dedicated IT service provider, Data Evolution can help. If you prefer to have an internal IT team, Data Evolution can package a custom IT solution for specific projects or fulfill any remaining IT needs.
Are you ready to talk about how Data Evolution can help you reach the next level? Do you have more questions about outsourcing your IT needs? Our experts are ready to help. Contact us anytime to learn more.