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9 IT outsourcing mistakes to avoid

A number of common — and costly — pitfalls persist, when it comes to engaging an IT service provider. Here’s how to ensure your IT outsourcing engagements achieve their intended results.

Written by Stephanie Overby07 March 18 22:00

Anatomy of an IT strategic plan in the era of digital disruption

To effectively support today’s IT-informed business strategies, CIOs must embrace new approaches to IT strategic planning that are more business-driven, flexible, and frequently revisited than in years past.

Written by Stephanie Overby28 Oct. 17 03:40

Hurting for IT help? Hire a trained GI vet

One IT professional services firm is meeting increasing demand for U.S.-based skills by training military veterans in key IT domains, from business analysis to devops.

Written by Stephanie Overby29 May 17 20:00

Slow growth ahead for IT outsourcing

Political uncertainty, digital disruption, and continued competition could significantly slow IT services growth over the next three years.

Written by Stephanie Overby22 March 17 03:19

7 tips for managing an IT outsourcing contract

Without dedicated and ongoing governance, carefully negotiated and documented rights in an outsourcing contract run the risk of not being enforced, and the relationship that develops may look nothing like what you envisioned.

Written by Stephanie Overby07 March 17 02:13

Major IT outsourcing acquisition will have mixed impact

Information Service Group’s purchase of competitor Alsbridge creates a larger, more well-rounded outsourcing advisory, but will also reduce competitive pricing leverage for clients.

Written by Stephanie Overby03 Dec. 16 07:08

6 ways to add cybersecurity protections to outsourcing deals

There is growing concern about how third-party IT services providers are protecting corporate data. Here are six ways IT leaders can better negotiate cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

Written by Stephanie Overby12 Nov. 16 01:23