The book includes insights from the following experts:

8 Experts on Outsourcing IT for Strategic Advantage was generously sponsored by Ntiva.

Over the next five years, analysts expect 11% annual growth in managed IT services, and it’s easy to see why. With IT having become so complex and changing so fast, companies struggle to maintain the expertise they need to keep up. This is great for managed service providers (MSPs), but how do companies decide what they should outsource and what providers they should use?

With generous support from Ntiva, we decided to find out by asking executives in eight midsize companies this question: What areas should a 200-person company consider outsourcing? What are the benefits of working with an MSP? And how do you ensure that your partnership with an MSP will actually work?

We found that midsize companies are in transition, often with IT staff stretched to its limits. They are looking to improve IT services while managing costs. Some outsource commodity IT functions so they can focus on IT strategy, while others outsource their most difficult challenges first.

Our eBook contributors discuss different approaches to outsourcing and benefits they have gained. They also teach us that commodity IT functions are easy to outsource, but no IT requirement is too specialized to consider outsourcing. I hope the experiences of these experts help you make the best possible outsourcing choices.