IT - Outsourcing Yes or No? Term Paper by Peter Pen

IT - Outsourcing Yes or No?
An examination of the pros and cons of IT outsourcing.
# 103813 | 1,499 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008

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This paper examines the determination, risks, benefits, costs and implications of IT Outsourcing. The paper explains that outsourcing is an arrangement in which one company provides services for another company that could also be or usually have been provided in-house. The paper looks at the various aspects of an IT service and how outsourcing and IT affect each other. The writer believes that only time will tell if outsourcing of the IT technology will be tomorrow's future or simply a temporary bubble in the industrial revolution.

Introduction of Outsourcing IT
Determining if Outsourcing is Right for IT
Determining the Risks of Outsourcing IT
Determining the Benefits of Outsourcing IT
Determining the Overhead of Outsourcing IT
Determining if Outsourcing IT was the Correct Choice

From the Paper:

"The 1990's opened up advancements in technology which became both a blessing for some companies but at the same time became an increasing challenge to keep up with the requirements to electronically link the suppliers and the customers. Businesses became faced with the challenges of re-engineering, downsizing, outsourcing, and restructuring in order to remain flexible and reactive. In the article "Just in Time for the Holidays" McNulty, E (2005 December) it was pointed out that Santa should stop thinking of himself as a victim of demand uncertainty. He needs to stop reacting to fads and start creating them." In this particular case the problem was reacting to the changing needs of the kids, in this case the changing requirements of the IT environment may be the same fad."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • IT Outsourcing Solution, retrieved May 11, 2008 from
  • Definitions (Jun 2007) retrieved May 12, 2008 from,,sid182_gci212731,00.html#
  • Offshoring Is No Silver Bullet Chad Dickerson. InfoWorld. San Mateo: Mar 8, 2004. Vol. 26, Iss. 10; pg. 26, 1 pgs
  • The Economist Newspaper Ltd Business: Overdue and over budget, over and over again; Project management. London: Jun 11, 2005. Vol. 375, Iss. 8430; pg. 66
  • Outsourcing's Benefits May Be More Than Monetary. InformationWeek September 2003 Retrieved May 12, 2008 from

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