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IT Sourcing White Papers

Case Study – Best Practices for Outsourcing Success

This case study highlights best practices for sustainable success of outsourcing relationships. Outsourcing can start off well but the effectiveness can deteriorate over time. These best practices help ensure success over the long term. Excellent Read!

Structured Framework for Vendor Evaluation and Selection

This white paper provides a structured, vendor and industry independent, step by step approach to vendor evaluation and selection. CIOs can gain understanding of the considerations, and challenges of vendor selection process, and how to  solve these challenges.

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 Template

This white paper introduces strategic sourcing, relates strategic sourcing with IT policy, positions strategic sourcing within the sourcing life cycle, and provides a template for strategic sourcing. This template provides a structure, identifies components that are relevant, creates a checklist, and establishes a common language and criteria for each commodity/service being sourced by the organization.

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.

A Structured Approach to Vendor Selection

This whitepaper presents a generic template and guidelines for vendor selection. It does not promise to be a complete or definitive work on the topic nor a de-facto standard for vendor selection.

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