Outsourcing: A complete guide for CIOs
Strategy: A global view of outsourcing
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.
18 Jun 2009
Article - IT insourcing is on the rise as companies terminate IT outsourcing contracts or let them expire. Here's why, and whether it might work for you.
26 May 2009
Article - Outsourcing and offshoring activities in a recession thrive on flexibility from both clients and providers, according to panelists at the 2009 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
Tip - CIOs should revisit their strategic sourcing contracts and work closely with their suppliers to analyze current spending and achieve maximum cost reductions.
04 Feb 2009
News - Read this SearchCIO.com eBook to discover helpful tips to ensuring outsourcing success, reducing contract risks, and managing supplier relationships.
11 Dec 2008
Article - Countries like Mexico, Poland and Vietnam have strengthened their positions. Find out which countries round out the top 30.
Quiz - Take this outsourcing quiz on offshore and domestic outsourcing to determine your knowledge of the IT outsourcing industry.
04 Nov 2008
Article - IT outsourcing fell off a cliff in the third quarter, as both the number and total value of outsourcing contracts decreased by double digits compared with the prior quarter, according to global advisory firm TPI. Smaller deal sizes are becoming the norm...
17 Jul 2008
Article - Economic uncertainty apparently has companies rushing to outsource, pushing volume and dollar amounts to record highs in the first half of the year, according to advisory firm TPI.
02 Jul 2008
Article - Large companies are finding that in light of the weak dollar, the tradeoff in flexibility at IT and offshore factory sites isn't always worth it.
23 Apr 2008
Article - A Russian IT provider finds a "good cultural match" in the former Saigon.