Information Technology Sourcing in CIO Desk Reference

CIO Index provides a comprehensive source of knowledge and information on all aspects of information technology Sourcing (IT Sourcing) /Procurement / Purchasing /Buying- information, networking, experts, training and events. Use these resources to enhance your understanding of IT Sourcing and contribute to further the practice of information technology operations.

IT Sourcing is the process of choosing or procuring information technology resources from a party outside of the organization. Traditionally organizations would outsource their mundane IT activities as a single contract with a single partner which was done mostly as a cost optimization solution - lowest bid would generally get the contract.

With a fast changing global economy and evolving business objectives it has become essential for CIOs and IT Managers to create a strategic sourcing plan where the relationship with the vendor would be one of collaboration; ensuring their capability to respond to the organization's changing business needs in order to deliver value.

CIO and IT Sourcing Specialists are adopting sourcing models that focus on achieving measurable improvements in the value that information technology delivers to the business through a well defined sourcing strategy, partnership ecosystem and business goals. So one may call that an IT Capability Sourcing model. Major criteria for choosing the right sourcing strategies include cost to the organization, the measurable impact to the business, and the amount of control or flexibility and oversight an organization has over that resource.

Recent IT Sourcing trends, however, indicate that increasingly organizations are either in-sourcing or multi-sourcing much of their IT services as opposed to the traditional method of going with one strategic partner.

Technology Sourcing Knowledgebase

IT Sourcing (ITO) chapter in the CIO Index Desk Reference is a comprehensive knowledge-base on the topic.

  1. What is Information Technology Sourcing (ITO)?, IT Sourcing definition, IT Sourcing Options,
  2. IT Sourcing frameworks, IT Sourcing Models
  3. Strategic IT Sourcing, IT Sourcing Strategy
  4. Articles on IT Sourcing
  5. IT Outsourcing tools and templates, IT Sourcing samples and examples,
  6. IT Sourcing Case Studies and e-business Best practices

Members are free to download IT Ssourcing powerpoint presentations, excel spreadsheets, adobe pdf files, word documents (login required), and view webinars IT Outsourcing and related topics .

Technology Sourcing Events

Learn from IT sourcing experts by attending one of our webcasts. Please view a listing of upcoming events on IT Sourcing and related technology management topics on the CIO Events page

Technology Sourcing Training

CIO Index provides cutting IT Management training and certification in collaboration with the American Institute of Management and Information Technology (A.I.M.IT). Please view a complete list of courses and curriculum on the CIO training page.

Technology Sourcing Experts

Planning on collaborating with IT Sourcing experts? Looking for IT Sourcing strategic planning consultants? CIO Index has compiled a list of experts who specialize in IT Sourcing. Feel free to contact them directly. Members may also view the profiles of and directly contact the IT Sourcing Specialists using in-messaging.

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