Outsourcing IT Functionality is no Sacrifice

iconWhen a Hebrew who lived at the time the Temple of Solomon was in existence wanted to make a sacrifice to God he first had to purchase the animal to be sacrificed and then bring it to the temple priest who would then perform the sacrifice. In a sense the Hebrew worshiper outsourced his oblation to the priest. In a similar way, when a business hires an IT support Austin to perform its IT functions it too has committed an act of outsourcing. Certainly in the case of the ancient Hebrew, he outsourced his sacrifice to the temple priest because that was the divinely prescribed procedure to follow. And rightly so, because the temple priest was specially trained in the proper ritual procedure to perform the sacrifice. Accordingly, the Hebrew worshiper could be assured that the sacrifice was being performed correctly and according to the preferences of the divine entity who would be the recipient of the sacrifice.

 

By way of comparison, the business that outsourced its IT functionality to a managed IT services Austin can achieve a similar level of assurance that the task it outsourced will be performed properly. This is no small burden lifted from the back of the business. Maintaining IT functionality is a tricky undertaking. It can quickly become a headache if it is managed by someone who does not know what he is doing or if the equipment has become old and out of date. As such, by outsourcing IT functionality these concerns no longer are a problem the business has to devote any energy towards.

 

It is a wonderful thing not to have to do everything one’s self. This is particularly true with tasks that require a specialized skill set. That is why the ancient Hebrew worshiper brought his animal sacrifice to the temple priest. This is also why modern businesses choose to outsource their IT functionality.