Topic: outsourcing performance

Challenges and Opportunities for Mid-Tier Sourcing Clients

This white paper assesses recent trends in the mid-tier sourcing marketplace, and basic considerations faced by buyer organizations with differing levels of outsourcing experience. Risks and opportunities are discussed, and potential sourcing strategy options and key success factors are outlined.

Facilitites Management Outsourcing

This white paper examines key functions in facilities management outsourcing, describing specific considerations and challenges for each. A distinction is made between critical activities that deserve a high degree of management attention, and activities that may merit less consideration,thereby freeing up management to focus on what really matters.

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 Smarter Sourcing

Can Information Technology, which is critical to an organization’s success, deliver without a sourcing capability? The authors argue that not only is a sourcing strategy critical to IT value but also that a successful strategy requires a focus away from

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.

Which Buyers’ Skills Shape Supplier Performance?

This paper studies how buyers’ technical expertise and supplier governance skills shape their satisfaction with suppliers’ performance i.e. price, quality, and cooperativeness of products or services bought.

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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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