The mad rush to outsource as much work as possible to less expensive offshore operations seems to have been tempered by time, consideration and results. The right strategy and decisions regarding outsourcing for your organization will depend greatly on your industry, situation and culture. Here are several stories outlining different approaches.\n\nA three-part series about outsourcing strategies and success models, defined in original research by MIT's Center for Information Systems Research and CIO.\n\nTransaction Relationships: Simple Successful Outsourcing\nCIOs who outsource discrete processes that have well-defined business rules are almost always happy with the outcome.\n\n\nCo-Sourcing Alliances: Offshore Allies\nWorking with offshore partners requires CIO oversight and strong capabilities on both sides.\n\n\nStrategic Partnerships: Big Deals, Big Savings, Big Problems\nLarge-scale outsourcing deals promise big savings, but they fail half the time. Here's how to make them work for you.\n\n2006 Global Outsourcing Guide\nRisks, rewards, challenges and opportunities, country by country.\n\nThe Three (or Four) Year Itch\nTo succeed, relationships require love and attention. Thats why CIOsespecially mid-market CIOs with limited resourcesshould factor in the costs of hand-holding when going offshore.\n \nIs Offshore Coding Yesterday's Fad?\nOutsourcing your code development makes a lot less sense with the radical changes in the way innovators now create software.\n \nLeaks in the Great Wall\nThere is growing interest in outsourcing software development to China, but some CIOs worry about protecting their intellectual property in a country where software theft is perceived to be widespread.\n\nIt's Cheaper in China\nCIOs are beginning to see China as a cheaper alternative to India. Nypro, a global plastics manufacturer, shares some lessons from its experiences over there.\n\nOutsourcing: No Longer a Yes-No Decision\nAt first, the decision to use offshore IT resources was binary. Will you or wont you? Red or Blue? This way of thinking is outmoded: A collaborative development model is more appropriate.\n\nLost in Translation\nThe successful transfer of knowledge to an offshore vendoreverything from programming expertise to what users expect from a systemcan make or break a project. Here's what you need to know to do it right.\n\nHow to Safeguard Your Data in a Dangerous World\nThe mounting pressure to save money through offshore outsourcing poses a special dilemma for CIOs in the military-industrial complex.\n\nThe Hidden Costs of Offshore Outsourcing\nMoving jobs overseas can be a much more expensive proposition than you may think.