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In-house or Outsourced Website Maintenance?

Compare hiring your own web management team with outsourcing website maintenance

Last updated: August 5, 2014

In-House Skills

  • What skills does your team possess? Do they have experience with the technologies being used today including those for developing mobile friendly websites?
  • Do you have a plan if you need different skills?
  • Do they stay current so that they can suggest new ideas when appropriate?

Collaborint Skills

  • We've developed sites on many platforms including Java, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, ColdFusion and WordPress CMS. And, we are experienced with the latest techniques and frameworks for developing and designing mobile-friendly websites including responsive web design.
  • Our broad exposure means a wide variety of skills are available.
  • Our team is continually exposed to new ideas and training.

In-House Task Management

  • How are you going to manage each task? Email? Paper?
  • Who will be responsible for tracking work requests?
  • How will this person be held accountable for results?
  • Will this person manage the content owners?

Collaborint Task Management

  • Collaborint uses the Interact Work Request System
  • Real-time, web-based monitoring of all tasks
  • Threaded discussion groups for each task
  • Workflow features one-click review and approval of work before your website is updated

In-House Overhead

  • How much training is required? How much does it cost in dollars and lost productivity?
  • What happens when your staff leave your company or change jobs? What does hiring, retention, training, and management cost?
  • What if needs increase or decrease? Can you add a few hours each week if you need to? Reduce a few?
  • Does your company own the necessary equipment and software? How much is that costing you?

Outsource Website Maintenance

  • No training required
  • No turnover
  • Easy to adjust hours as needed in any increment
  • Professional tools