In this politically charged election year, there’s a lot of talk of outsourcing. Here at ColoGuard, we specialize in handling the infrastructure of companies around the world. But what we do isn’t outsourcing. It’s a managed service. As MSPNews writes in this article, managed colocation service providers like ColoGuard act as an extension of a company’s IT department. “There are several benefits to it, such as reduced demand for a business’ own IT staff and equipment, lowered operating costs, and improved support without having to hire any additional staff members,” according to the article.
Outsourcing, on the other hand, involves the wholesale relocating of certain services, such as production and customer support. “It does have the drawback of frequently being located in an area with less stability or technological advancements, not to mention it’s looked down upon by many in the company’s home country,” according to the article.