IT Outsourcing

Introduction to Outsourcing Models

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.

Strategic Sourcing Strategy

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.

Capability Sourcing Overview

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.

Strategic Sourcing Explained

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?

Best Practices in Communicating Global Outsourcing Initiatives

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.

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