It Pays to Consider the Real Potential of Outsourcing

Many IT decision makers regard outsourcing as a way to offload low-value tasks, reducing costs and freeing up internal resources. A key shortcoming of that approach is that it does nothing to build the capabilities needed to develop data-driven solutions based on leading-edge technologies. Management is left with the difficult challenge of competing to recruit scarce, high-demand expertise in crucial areas. This CIO white paper discusses the limitations of traditional outsourcing and why a partnership of external experts working alongside existing personnel is a superior model.