The Role of Strategic Outsourcing In Modern Businesses
By Eric Middleton

In the world of business, strategic IT outsourcing is continually gaining popularity. In fact, some entrepreneurs even argue that it is a necessity due to the plethora of benefits relative to the price. How can your business benefit from strategic outsourcing?

Lowered Costs

Cutting costs is one of the key benefits and purposes of outsourcing. With careful planning and expert guidance, nearly any business can save money with a sound outsourcing plan. The reasoning is simple. Rather than building and paying overhead costs for an in-house team, outsourcing allows you to pay a fixed price for the expert service of a team that is already established.

Decreased Production Cycle

Many people hear that offshore outsourcing is a cost effective alternative and assume that means the provided solutions may not be robust or effective. At 1Rivet, we work hard to deliver maximum value to our clients. The strength of our offshore teams allows us to take on large projects in just a fraction of the time that onshore alternatives are able to offer. In addition to faster completion times, offshore outsourcing can provide better end results. For 1Rivet, this is because of the quality and size of our team. When we pair those with our expertise working with several computing platforms, we are able to provide the results businesses need faster.

Custom Solutions

Businesses like 1Rivet carefully select each member of their team to ensure their skillset and experience suit our expectations and the expectations of our clients. The end result? An expert workforce with the prowess needed to take on advanced projects. Whether you’d like to introduce a simple RPA solution to speed up daily processes or integrate cloud solutions for your entire business, our team will work closely with you in order to determine the perfect fix. From there, we do the legwork to make that solution a reality. Do you ever have great ideas that could potentially increase the productivity of your business if you could just figure out how to implement it? We’d love to help!

Choose Consultants at 1Rivet All Your Strategic Outsourcing Needs

1Rivet has experience providing outsourcing solutions for numerous business types. We are at our best partnering with both business and technology, collaborating as one unified team. Your success is our top priority! For more information on our focused RPA solutions, please email us at

Eric Middleton
About the Author:
Eric Middleton
1Managing Partner & CEO

Embodying the 1Rivet culture, Eric asks himself and others daily: "What have you done for the client today?" He’s a passionate leader who brings an innovative approach and a burst of energy to every client organization.

An expert in program management, data analytics, business analysis and custom development, Eric’s known for his pragmatic approach and his ability to leverage proven methodologies to get things done faster, without compromising quality.

During his nearly two decades of successfully integrating complex IT systems during mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, he’s served dozens of companies in the banking, utility and auto industries.

Prior to founding 1Rivet, Eric was director of enterprise program management at Fannie Mae, director of enterprise program management for SapientNitro and spent as decade as a senior manager at Accenture

He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, where he enjoyed attending Nittany Lions football games.

When Eric’s not working, you can nd him jogging, skiing, woodworking and collecting vintage arcade games from the 1920s-1950s. A Maryland native, Eric lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, two children, and black lab, Basil.

About 1Rivet

Working from offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Toronto and Valsad, India, the company’s three core divisions offer:

Strategic Technology

IT mergers and acquisitions, systems integration, data integration, data visualization and analytics, delivery management and customer experience.

Outsourcing Services

Development and testing, project management, customer service, IT help desks, mailroom shipping and receiving, administrative assistants and reception, concierge, facilities, MFD management and key ops, conference room management, imaging and records management, audio visual and graphic design.

Talent Acquisition

Strategic hires, contract-to-hires and scalable workforce hires.

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