Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The dangers of multi-vendor outsourcing

An increasing number of local, regional and national governments around the world have turned away from single-source outsourced IT deals in the hope of getting more value.
 
But as this article from British-based Professional Outsourcing Magazine  points out, there should be some “healthy skepticsm” about whether contracting multiple suppliers is any better.
 
 
(Outsourcing graphic from Shutterstock)
 
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Many suppliers means more management work, this piece points out. Get the balance right and it works. But if it isn’t …

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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