Category Archives: Outsourcing

Will it all go to the cloud?

Whether done with the support of an outsourcing partner or done in house with your own staff, most IT in most enterprises is still done locally. Cloud vendors (the -as-a-service types) follow the logic of Nicholas Carr (The Big Switch) … Continue reading

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The basics of Total Cost to Own & Operate (TCOO)

So, you’ve decided you’d like to look at what the metric “Total Cost to Own and Operate” (TCOO) can do for you. Good! Here’s how to get started, if you’re an enterprise architect: Define all your existing platforms. A platform … Continue reading

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Your Total Cost to Own and Operate

“Total Cost of Ownership” models date back to the early 1990s. They are a useful tool to compare stacks (hardware + operating system + middleware + packages + skill demand) when making choices between deploying one or another of these. … Continue reading

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Different Kinds of IT Organization

It wasn’t all that long ago that IT in one corporation was pretty much the same as IT in another corporation. We are, however, entering a transitional period, which will end with the total reconstruction of IT. Many of today’s … Continue reading

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Vendor Management requires much more openness

It has been known now for more than a decade that the greatest successes with sourcing are anchored in the company that is considering sourcing doing its homework long before engaging with a potential supplier. This is as true with … Continue reading

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Treat Your Outsourcer as a Business Partner

Most organizations think of outsourcing as a transaction: the sourcing company has expertise and economies of scale to offer; the company gets professional support for a service that is not otherwise able to be leveraged by the business. For a … Continue reading

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Success in Outsourcing requires Real Openness

It has been known now for more than a decade that the greatest successes with outsourcing are anchored in the company that is considering sourcing doing its homework long before engaging with a potential supplier. The successful deals are built … Continue reading

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