Outsourcing: A complete guide for CIOs
U.S. companies are increasingly outsourcing portions of their business functions, both domestically and overseas, usually in an effort to save money or increase operational capabilities. Within this month's CIO Briefing, you'll find outsourcing case studies, news and trend articles on the strategies, execution and tools and technologies behind successful outsourcing.
After your organization makes the leap into outsourcing, there is still much to learn to keep your distributed workforce functioning as a whole. Find out how to best execute your strategic initiatives so outsourcing continues to run smoothly.
Global spending on IT services and outsourcing was estimated at $488 billion in 2007 and is predicted to rise an additional 9% in 2008, according to Forrester Research Inc. At $120 billion, IT outsourcing constitutes roughly 25% of this spending. Forrester estimates that clients can expect to save roughly 12% to 17% by outsourcing their operational activities. Learn how to properly strategize your IT outsourcing to achieve the best ROI for your business.
Outsourcing and offshoring necessarily rely on top-notch communications across geographic lines and the technologies that can make that happen. Read on to find out how tool and technologies can bolster your outsourcing efforts.