Are there major gaps in your IT team?
The pandemic has led to high demand for tech-related skills, and a less-than-sufficient supply to meet it. Stats Canada reports a record number of vacancies for tech-related jobs in the first quarter of 2021, up 11% from the previous year.
Are you having trouble filling key positions on your IT team? Do you need additional IT resources from time to time? Is your current team overworked and falling behind?
Outsourcing may be the right call for your Ottawa business — discover more in our latest video:
The technology field is far from the only industry to be suffering from a lack of available skilled workers. Canada’s labour force participation has fallen to its lowest since August of last year, as potential workers look for better employment options, deal with healthcare issues, or prioritize remote work and time with their families.
At the same time, as businesses have increased reliance on IT systems in order to support new remote work models, IT positions have become much more necessary. IT Directors and Project Managers are included on a shortlist of key positions to have greatly increased in availability over the past year and a half.
The bottom line is that if you have gaps in your IT team, it won’t be easy to fill them. You’ll have to spend time looking for skilled professionals with experience, and you’ll have to offer them greater compensation than you might expect in order to attract them to the position.
In other words, hiring your own IT professionals is more difficult and more expensive than ever. That’s why you should consider outsourcing your IT needs (whether in part or altogether) with Fuelled Networks.
It’s important to note that outsourcing your IT doesn’t mean you have to lay off your current IT staff members. If you just need a project handled, or one key position staffed, Fuelled Networks can make it happen.
Aside from the flexibility offered by an outsourced IT support arrangement, there are a number of other benefits to doing so:
The pandemic has also revealed where internal IT teams may be limited. It’s one thing to support an IT environment when you’re directly interfacing with it. It’s another to try to support dozens of home office environments, all with different hardware, levels of connectivity, and other differing factors.
Has your team been struggling to keep your staff supported? It’s understandable — many businesses’ IT support processes were not developed with a remote model in mind.
If your team hasn’t been able to deliver the support required, it’s likely led to some issues:
No matter whether your IT team is overworked or in over their heads, the solution is simple – get the extra help you need from Fuelled Networks. Via fully or co-managed IT services, our team of experienced technology professionals can work with your existing IT staff to help pick up the slack, and keep your business running smoothly.
Get in touch with our team to learn more about this service and what it will do for your Ottawa business.