IT outsourcing strategy guide for CIOs
Outsourcing may sound like a no-brainer: You're a resource-strapped midmarket CIO with a smaller staff. You can focus on only so much, so why not find someone else to do things for you? But then comes the hard part: How do you find a company to outsource to? Onshore or offshore? Which tasks do you outsource? Is it really cheaper? This Midmarket CIO Briefing provides answers to those questions and more, with expert advice and news articles to help you successfully outsource your IT.
New in this guide
- Midmarket CIO guide to building a successful outsourcing strategy (Strategy: You have outsourcing options)
- What do you know about data center outsourcing? (Strategy: You have outsourcing options)
- Offshoring interest shifts from India to Americas (Strategy: You have outsourcing options)
So, you've decided outsourcing may be the best option for your midmarket company. This chapter details how to decide what to outsource (the entire data center, application development, software support?) and the most efficient way to go about it.
Midmarket CIOs can't just rush into outsourcing -- they must analyze their needs and determine which companies can help them address areas in which they're lacking. This chapter provides best practices on setting an effective outsourcing strategy.
Transferring responsibility for your company's applications, security tools or data center to an outsourcer can be a tricky task. This chapter offers lessons and strategies learned from midmarket CIOs who outsourced to experts in various fields.