This paper discusses the unique challenges of managing a multi-vendor IT operating model and proposes a service integration model to overcome them.
The authors discuss aligning sourcing strategy with business objectives i.e. results driven strategic sourcing. The white paper introduces common outsourcing models that produce results – staff augmentation, managed services, project outsourcing, and out tasking.
This white paper examines current sourcing trends, discusses innovation in sourcing strategy, and analyzes the benefits and challenges of a multi-vendor sourcing model.
This paper provides a risk driven approach strategic sourcing strategy – first assess risks associated with outsourcing, then use these risks to screen candidates for outsourcing and make the key decisions on in-sourcing versus outsourcing.
A quick discussion on outsourcing – why outsource? what to outsource? whom to outsource it to? it is all about business value – outsourcing helps an organization focus on their core competencies so the promise is that creates more business value.
This presentation discusses: How can organizations reduce cost and risk in software deals? What are the hidden costs in SaaS agreements, and how can organizations avoid them?
Bargains are good. Strategic sourcing is better – "when key purchasing decisions are handled creatively, bargains are just the beginning." This article explains the concept of strategic sourcing in simple, easy to understand terms – What’s So Strategic About Sourcing? where is the strategy in sourcing?
This (dated) paper tracks the trends in international sourcing of information technology services and discusses their implications.
This study (thesis!) assesses the use of Carnegie Mellon’s eSourcing Capability Model for Client Organizations (eSCM-CL) framework in improving offshore outsourcing’s success.
This research paper stresses the need for an effective communication strategy to ensure success of an outsourcing initiative – to be effective a communication strategy must have both an internal and external component with its own objectives, guidelines, and tactics.