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Outsourcing deals that can withstand crisis

Globalisation is suffering from economic, financial and political challenges. IT organisations can improve results and mitigate risks by revamping offshore strategies. Implementing globalisation no longer creates automatic competitive cost advantage. While nearly all companies have globalization programs, most were created randomly and reactively without strategic consideration. To gain competitive advantage, companies must strategically engineer the integration and synergy from service providers.
Every company with globalization contracts should evaluate its diversity and develop contingency plans to ensure continuity. In today's uncertain world, IT organisations must have contingency plans to transfer services back in house or to another service provider. Without transition plans, IT organisations are left to devise solutions during crisis circumstances or face the unwelcome scrutiny of corporate boards that question the judgment and decisions of IT programs.

Written by Dean Davison18 Jan. 09 22:00