Topic: outsourcing guide

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)

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.

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.

Data Center Outsourcing

This whitepaper helps senior IT leaders answer four key questions: why outsource, when to outsource, how much to outsource and where to outsource.

Insiders Guide to Outsourcing

 This introductory chapter provides the myths, risks and best practices of outsourcing with a checklist for strategically successful offshoring.

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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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