Information Technology Outsourcing
Information Technology is the backbone of modern business, and the corporate world is increasingly choosing to entrust this critical function to outsourcing providers. Although companies outsource IT for many different reasons, cost savings, improved service quality and processes, and a desire to focus on core competencies rank among the most common. Ironically, the inability to realize these objectives is the most common reason for failure.
Based on our experience and the success of our clients, we know that an appropriate contract is critical to a successful outsourcing—but not for the obvious reasons.
For an outsourcing contract to work, it must reflect a relationship that will work. At its core, there are three requirements that must be met to have a successful relationship with an outsourcing supplier:
- An outsourcing can only be successful if it is built on a solid relationship with known expectations.
- The requirements for the outsourcing must be based on the requirements of the business without outsourcing in mind—ask the question: "What would I ask my own people to do?"
- The executives delivering IT services to the business must never be hamstrung by the outsourcing.
We will help you approach your outsourcing from the very beginning with these requirements in mind. We have developed certain steps that we use during the sourcing process that are specifically designed to achieve these goals. We will help you get these goals into the relationship, and ultimately the contract, in a way that aligns the supplier's interests with yours.