Guest Blog by Brian Voss, Director of Professional Services, Commercial, DataBank
Your reseller partner provides a mix of tools to help deliver your vision. Conceptualizing software solution, BPA assistance, and specialty development as tools available for the successful CIO is easy to envision. What often gets overlooked as a means to one’s success is the use of staff augmentation.
Augmenting your staff with partner resources allows you to deliver your vision sooner. Your current staff may be overwhelmed or simply lacking specific skill sets. A staff augmentation resource is able to compliment those resources as a part of your team. Enjoy the ability to instantly have a specific skill set without the cost of travel, training, and years of experience. Let your partner become a member of your project team and deliver your vision as you see it.
The staff augmentation resource will work under your direction. They will follow your directives for a project or work effort. Many IT staff have very talented project managers who are able to successfully move toward specific deliverables. They just need the skills of someone who can provide focus on a software tool that in-house resources may lack. Allow your partner to help while giving you the freedom to deliver a solution with the flexibility that you demand.
Whether needed for a few months or for a year or more, staff augmentation can help CIOs address terms where the availability of current staff is strained.