Contract negotiations and legal issues
- November 11, 2003
If you want to get some extra "oomph" from offshore software development, "extrasourcing" could be the ticket.
- November 10, 2003
You've heard of outsourcing. You've heard on insourcing. But have you heard of extrasourcing? It could bring your firm 10 benefits.
- September 18, 2003
IT services firms in the U.S. and Western Europe need to hammer home the flaws of offshoring if they want to ride the wave and not be washed up.
- August 11, 2003
There is no disputing that global sourcing is on the rise; the U.S. alone imported more than $1.3 trillion worth of goods and services in 2001. It is similarly obvious why offshore sourcing is so attractive: most companies report a 10% to 35% cost ...
- June 27, 2003
Why is outsourcing such a hot topic? It's all about the money, at least right now. Lorrie Scardino, a research director with Gartner Inc., waxes outsourcing and offers advice on SLA re-negotiation.
- May 29, 2003
The most important step in entering into an outsourcing agreement is to establish a solid service-level agreement (SLA). The SLA should include details about asset ownership, downtime, customer service and pricing. There are various pricing ...
- May 20, 2003
Mimi Wolfe Strouse, managing director of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity fund, explains how the firm weighs prospects and perils in outsourcing deals.
- May 15, 2003
Thinking about outsourcing some of your IT services? Don't be turned off by initial costs, namely the cost of hiring an advisor. The money you spend wisely now will pay off later.
- May 06, 2003
Gartner analysts have been poring over a thick pile of outsourcing contracts, crunching numbers to show the nature of the outsourcer/outsourcee relationship.
- April 29, 2003
We've covered the first five, now check out the best of the rest -- five more criteria to consider before you take your outsourcing options offshore.
- April 29, 2003
Looking to jump on the outsourcing bandwagon, or bandboat in this case, and take it overseas? There are ten things you may want to consider first.
- April 23, 2003
Why are some IT execs still on the outs with outsourcing? Try two big hurdles: flexibiity and control -- hurdles that are still there after four years.
- April 22, 2003
The concept of grid computing, or tapping into widespread IT resources to power centralized applications, is coming of age. Already some companies are experimenting with the idea to get more production out of their existing infrastructure or to ...
- April 02, 2003
Thinking about going overseas for your outsourcing needs? Watch out for a pair of pitfalls that await you. This report from Wharton School of Business professor Ravi Aron addresses those doozies and shows you how to avoid them.
- January 13, 2003
In this installment of CIO Steps to Success, learn how one CIO negotiated a huge break on a wireless network, and get expert advice from others on best practices.