November 16 2018
Some companies have exclusive agreements with a service provider. It is more common for a single IT department to use subcontractors belonging to more than one company. The reason for using multiple companies is the willingness of the IT manager to find the person whose skills best match the needs of the department. This is because the person is the key to Staff augmentation, as is the permanent Staff augmentation. Success or failure tends to be measured at the task level and depends on on the specific staff. Because of this focus, when it contracts to increase staff, the IT department faces many of the same risks as it encounters with its own staff. Contractors may not work as planned or stop before the end of the project.