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.

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.

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.

Procurement Strategies

This white paper examines characteristics and benefits of the lease with title transfer strategy, and discusses various scenarios where this strategy can be applied.

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.

The Importance of a Supply Chain Perspective in Procurement Decision

This paper points out that the conflict between customer requirements, internal objectives and supplier capabilities requires procurement to play a balancing act with stakeholders. It argues that for risks to be properly managed, procurement needs to gain a better understanding of the supply chain of the products and services it is acquiring<br />

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