The kinds of IT Services most appropriate for a particular sourcing strategy

Patrick Wall, Larry Stapleton

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Abstract

IT processes and services often differ with regard to which sourcing strategies suits them best. The significance of IT within any given organization and the ability of that organization to provide an efficient and innovative information system on its own often determines what sourcing strategy it chooses. However, it is viewed as a better strategy to identify certain IT processes that can be maintained internally and then outsource those that the firm sees would be maintained better by an external vendor. This paper identifies the most commonly insourced, outsourced and selectively sourced IT activities and then asks the question of why is this the case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEIS 2003 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
EditorsOlivier Camp, Mario Piattini, Slimane Hammoudi, Joaquim Filipe
PublisherEscola Superior de Tecnologia do Instituto Politecnico de Setubal
Pages590-593
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9729881618
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2003 - Angers, France
Duration: 23 Apr 200326 Apr 2003

Publication series

NameICEIS 2003 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Volume1

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2003
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityAngers
Period23/04/200326/04/2003

Keywords

  • Information technology
  • Insourcing
  • Outsourcing
  • Selective sourcing

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