Outsourcing May Be Pushed
Cost reduction is part of economic reality of the day....
all of the dramatic moves in the financial market
many executive management teams are looking to
reduce costs and improve margins. Outsourcing is a
area that may CIOs will be asked about in the near
Before you start an Outsourcing Process there are
many factors to consider. Question that you should
If your enterprise is going
through periods of rapid or dramatic change,
including changes in the way you do business,
how will outsourcing impact this?
Your enterprise's IT
function is efficient and has a low cost of
operation, what value will the outsourcer
The primary motivator for
outsourcing is the drive to reduce costs, why
could you not do the same internally?
The enterprise does not
have the management talent or competency to plan
and manage the outsourcing process and outsource
provider, how will you know that you are getting
value from your outsourcer
Outsourcing is being driven
by senior management that does not have a
strategic vision of where the enterprise is
going, is the driver behind this move someone
who thinks this is the "in" thing to do
Internal costs of the IT
function are not fully understood, how will you
know that you are getting the most cost
effective solution from your outsourcer?
Performance metrics are not
well defined for the IT function, how do you
know that the service provided by your
outsourcer will be as good if not better than
what the enterprise is getting today?
The enterprise operations
are entwined with IT functions such that if the
IT function is outsourced a significant amount
of core enterprise functionality and operational
knowledge will have to be transferred to the
outsourcer, will the outsourcer have a large
The enterprise's strategic
plan has not been defined with all of the
outsourcing implications defined, is it possible
that outsourcing is not in the best interest of
the enterprise's operation?
Practical Guide for IT Outsourcing helps you answer these
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