OUTSOURCING CASE STUDY
(1)CASE STUDY ONE
(2)CASE STUDY TWO
OUTSOURCING CASE STUDY: THE CASE FOR OUTSOURCING
The New Role of Outsourcing
Buried in Paradigm Shifts
If you enjoy running like crazy just to stay behind, you should consider a career as an information technology(IT) manager. Posted at the front lines of the computer revolution, IT manager have had to absorb a rapid succession of paradigm shifts, any one of which would have been considered earth shaking by itself, but which taken together are the IT equivalent of being hit by the comet.
Small is Worse
Smaller companies(less than $1 billion in annual revenue) are in an especially tough predicament. As a percentage of revenue, IT budget for small companies are more than four time higher than the budgets of medium sized companies and more than eight times higher than those of the largest companies. For these beleaguered small companiesói.e. for most companiesóthe cost of building up a self-sufficient internal IT staff would be prohibitive even if the right personnel were available.
A New Outsourcing Paradigm
The IT resource draught has sparked yet another paradigm shift, this one in use of outsourcing. Outsourcing simply means resorting to outside experts to provide IT services that used to be handled internally. As Gartner Group puts it: Today, outsourcing IT(and other business functions) is being viewed as a routine mechanism for successful organizations to stay competitive.
Allin has refined a model for outsourcing that avoids the most common traps and reinforces the factors the factors that lead to success.
OUTSOURCING CASE STUDY: THE CASE FOR OUTSOURCING 2
Allinís Customers Tell Why They Outsource
Allin has assembled a team of over 40 IT professionals who focus on Microsoft BackOffice, Internet-based wide area networking, virtual technology networking and collaborative computing.
Clients who use Allin for ongoing outsourcing typically have these traits in common:
*Small to medium size company or department (30 to 2000 users)
*Growing fast with limited IT resources
*Progressive view of information management
*Consider information technology as a strategic competitive resource
Among Allinís existing clients, the primary motives for outsourcing in general and using Allin in particular boil down to three issues:
*Save time and money
*Have access to IT expertise
*Transfer Allinís technical knowledge to in-house IT staff
In the final analysis, Allin and Allinís cliemts spell success the same way: the creation and maintenance of competitive information systems. The ultimate accolade for Allinís outsourcing model is when an IT manager such as Questerís Larry Davis can say, "Allin helped me be successful."