This is a three-part series about outsourcing strategies and success models, defined in original research by MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research and CIO magazine.
1. Simple Successful Outsourcing
CIOs who outsource discrete processes that have well-defined business rules are almost always happy with the outcome.
2. Working with Offshore Partners Requires CIO Oversight
Co-sourcing, which draws on both the vendor’s specialized technical knowledge and the client’s deep business knowledge, succeeds only when both parties have strong capabilities and the relationship is set up so that those capabilities can mesh for the greater good.
3. Outsourcing Can Mean Big Deals, Big Savings and Big Problems
Large-scale outsourcing deals promise big savings, but they fail half the time. Here’s how to make them work for you.
ABC: An Introduction to Outsourcing
An Ounce of Prevention: Guarding Against IT Outsourcing Failure
7 Tips for Secure Outsourcing