Topic: IT Sourcing

e-Book: A Complete Guide to Strategic Sourcing

This is a thorough discussion on the key aspects of purchasing, supply chain management, and strategic sourcing. CIOs who want to get the basics right will find this a very helpful reference. (800+ pages) This guide to strategic sourcing will

Case Study – Strategic Sourcing Implementation

This case study details the implementation of strategic sourcing at a global company. Excellent resource for the CIO to understand the implementation details of strategic sourcing – operations, roles, systems, etc.

Is IT Outsourcing Dead?

This research looks into the trend of IT being brought back in-house. Why? Good discussion for the CIO to follow!

e-Book- Managing Outsourcing Relationships

This e-Book presents the key components of an outsourcing strategy. CIOs can learn what, when, where, why, and how to outsource services that produce business value for the enterprise. (100 pages)

Outsourcing Governance for Success

This research explored best practices in outsourcing governance and discovered that, as expected, structure is important but effective governance must be supplemented with a partnership view, the right attitude and behavior fostering partnerships. Good Read!

Holistic Business Driven Approach to Outsourcing

This research explored best practices in outsourcing driven by business results not just cost savings. A key finding was to operate the outsourcing relationship as a holistic end-to-end business service. What does that mean? Read On!

Organizational Transformation Imperative for Outsourcing

This research explored best practices in outsourcing driven by business results not just cost savings. A key finding was to fundamentally transform the organization to adapt it for outsourcing. Say what? Read On!

Case Study – Outsourcing Best Practices

This case study illustrates best practices in outsourcing driven by business results not just cost savings. Excellent example for the CIO to keep in mind when pursuing an outsourcing relationship that delivers sustainable business value.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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