Managing Information Technology Investments with Outsourcing
Idea Group, 1995 - Contracting out. - 329 pages
An evaluation of information technology (IT) "outsourcing" (corporations contracting with outside agents to run their systems) looking at the problems, benefits, and potentials of outsourcing approaches. The 17 contributed chapters present the salient issues inherent in IT management, the costs of outsourcing, the concept and its applicability to different organizations, including case studies of Kodak, Continental Bank, and Midwestern Insurance Company. Overall, the volume provides an objective and professional view of the outsourcing option, avoiding most of the controversial personnel factors. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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