More IT outsourcing deals are being signed, says tech law firm Morrison & Forester, but the...


More IT outsourcing deals are being signed, says tech law firm Morrison & Forester, but the deals are often small, and "focused on specific, carefully defined areas." It's claimed these trends reflect the growing commoditization of the outsourcing market, and the disruptive impact of cloud computing. Gartner recently predicted outsourcing giants such as IBM, HPQ, INFY, and WIT will see much of their revenue cannibalized by cloud services.

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  • TomasViewPoint
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    When one outsources to IBM they are essentially putting their IT assets in a cloud and they have one throat to choke if something goes wrong. If a company outsources to 10 different cloud vendors with niche solutions then they have to coordinate and integrate them all and that is not very transformational.

     

    Not sure I agree with Gartner.
    9 Mar 2012, 07:02 PM Reply Like
  • EricBB
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    But can IBM be all things to all businesses? I prefer a hybrid sourcing option - it keeps vendors closer to honest specific to their capacity, capabilities and pricing. Collectively, 5 - 10 cloud vendors wouldn't be the end of the world. At the same time, the scope and size of your business would drive the best number to maintain.
    13 Apr 2012, 10:28 AM Reply Like
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