Top 5 qualities to look for in a strategic IT partner

 

According to recent statistics, 74% of companies worldwide use IT outsourcing services – that’s nearly ¾ of all existing businesses.

It’s the best indicator that outsourcing services are a huge part of the IT industry and finding the right IT company is now more important than ever before.

It may seem difficult at first, but it’s worth the effort since the benefits of selecting a long-standing technology partner that can deliver true added value to any project are equivalent to always being a few steps ahead of the competition.

The IT market continues to evolve and shifts away from the traditional, towards the disruptive. Some of the trends I’ve noticed is that IT outsourcing firms have become more focused on long-term cooperation and becoming a client’s partner for years.

Another thing is client’s criteria for outsourcing, where cost-savings are no longer the main goal. Expertise, predictable delivery, increasing efficiency, work ethic or reducing time-to- market are much more significant.

That is why, choosing a strategic IT partner needs to be as selective as possible. Asking the right questions is key to making wise decisions, especially when a company is counting on a long-term partnership.

But what questions should you ask, what to look for, what qualities are the most important? This paper will guide you carefully through the entire process, helping you find a strategic IT partner to last for years.

 

 

 

Michał Sztanga

Michał is a member of the leadership team and the Managing Director of Future Processing. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, with particular emphasis on cooperation with clients seeking to develop their business with the help of software. He completed MBA studies at the Kozminski Academy, post-graduate studies in project and business management at the Warsaw School of Economics and obtained a master’s degree in computer science at the Silesian University of Technology.   As he emphasizes, in our cooperation with clients the most important for him are understandable goals, honesty and trust which translates into delivering expected results.

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