Topic: offshoring

Factors Driving Outsourcing Project Efficiency

This whitepaper makes the case for quality – the authors argue that cost per hour does not reflect the true "efficiency" of an outsourced project; quality processes do.

Best Practices for Communication between Client and Vendor in IT Outsourcing Projects

The authors argue that implementing an information communication platform that promotes secure knowledge exchange between client and service provider is critical to engendering trust which is the foundation for outsourcing success. This paper presents a best practice framework for client-service provider communications.

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.

Five Offshore Practices That Pay Off

This outsourcing playbook discusses five best practices that can make all the difference between success and failure of an outsourcing initiative.

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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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