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Growth of IT Outsourcing: No End in Sight
This article provides an executive summary of our recently published report on IT outsourcing statistics and trends. According to the report, IT outsourcing has become pervasive in North American companies. Furthermore, there are no signs of a slowdown in the use of outside service providers, with plans to outsource IT functions increasing in every one of the eight major outsourcing categories and 10 industries studied.
Trend Toward Offshore Outsourcing Not Yet Peaked
A recent survey of visitors to the Computer Economics website asked respondents regarding the offshore outsourcing plans of their organizations. For IS professionals hoping for a reversal of the trend toward offshoring, the results aren't good.
The Practicalities of Offshore Outsourcing E-Commerce Sites
The ability to develop and maintain e-commerce websites with labor costing less than half that of US workers is enticing many organizations to consider sending that work to offshore outsourcers. Now that global competition is the game, it only makes sense to turn toward a global workforce. While the economics of outsourcing seem very attractive, keep in mind that having an offshore company perform the work introduces a number of new problem areas.