OUTSOURCING AND RELATIONSHIP TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(1)INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OUTSOURCING
(2)IT TRENDS FAVOR OUTSOURCING
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OUTSOURCING
Increasingly, it is said that the role of information technology(IT) is shifting from its former status of serving as an "enabling" function—where business strategies could be more quickly and effectively realized –to that of a true "driver," where the company’s strategic positioning is propelling by consideration concerning information technology.
Ultimately, the objective of more information technology projects is to improve the competitive position of a company(client), and this can be accomplished by satisfying a number of intermediate objective along the way—which include improving employee productivity and ramping up customer service. However, return on investment is always the most reactive element in the IT equation.
With information technology outsourcing(ITO), insurance companies entrust us with all or part of their technology operations, including data center services, distributed computing, client/server technology support, help desk, telecommunications, and application development and maintenance. The result? You’ll gain the flexibility and efficiency of the leading technology company without the expense of becoming one. You will be more productive and more competitive because you will receive the benefit of our investment and experience in delivery of information technology resources and services.
IT TRENDS FAVOR OUTSOURCING
Many companies think of information technology as an end in itself, as something they need to acquire at great cost. The acquisition of information technology often needlessly overshadows the true ends of human endeavor, whether in business, education, or the provision of publish services. With the advent of the Internet and its secure, robust protocol, this need not be so.
The rapid expansion of the Internet allow us to begin thinking of information technology in a new way: as purely a means to our individual ends, as an outsource utility. Enterprises needing electricity need not build a power of their own. This is true because of the extensive distribution network for electricity and its ease of transport.
Because of the explosion of the Internet and the ease of transporting digital bits, enterprise need no longer build their own information technology power plants. By combining the power of world class software with the communication power of the Internet, USI is making available to every of enterprise information technology that has until now required substantial up-front investment, as a kind of utility on which their success depends.