IT Outsourcing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volumes)

IT Outsourcing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volumes)

Kirk St.Amant (East Carolina University, USA)
Release Date: July, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 2511
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-770-6
ISBN13: 9781605667706|ISBN10: 1605667706|EISBN13: 9781605667713
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Examining the ideas and approaches necessary in deciding to outsource services and functions is a crucial assessment for any company.

IT Outsourcing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications covers a wide range of topics involved in the outsourcing of information technology through state-of-the-art collaborations of international field experts. An enriched set of the latest cutting-edge applications, technological discoveries, and foremost research theories, this exhaustive compendium advances the IT outsourcing field and provides academicians, practitioners, and researchers with a unique collection of industry solutions.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Data continuity challenges
  • Enterprise service computing
  • Government IT outsourcing
  • Localization and offshoring
  • Outsourced IT projects
  • Outsourced tree-indexed data
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Trends in delivery and utilization of enterprise ICT
  • Trust in offshore outsourcing
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By using the entries in this collection as a resource for outsourcing-related research, organizations can improve their understanding of the factors involved in IT outsourcing and develop business strategies and procedures that successfully address these aspects.

– Kirk St.Amant, East Carolina University, USA
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Kirk St.Amant is an Associate Professor of Technical and Professional Communication in the Department of English at East Carolina University. He has a background in anthropology, international government, and technical communication, and his research interests include intercultural exchanges via online media and international outsourcing. He has taught online and conventional courses in technical and professional communication and in intercultural communication for Texas Tech University, Mercer University, and James Madison University. He has also taught courses in e-commerce, distance education, and business communication in Ukraine as a part of the USAID-sponsored Consortium for the Enhancement of Ukrainian Management Education (CEUME).
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Editorial Advisory Board
Editor-in-Chief
  • Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, DBA, Editor-in-Chief, Contemporary Research in Information Science and Technology, Book Series

    Associate Editors

  • Steve Clarke, University of Hull, UK
  • Murray E. Jennex, San Diego State University, USA
  • Annie Becker, Florida Institute of Technology USA
  • Ari-Veikko Anttiroiko, University of Tampere, Finland

    Editorial Advisory Board

  • Sherif Kamel, American University in Cairo, Egypt
  • In Lee, Western Illinois University, USA
  • Jerzy Kisielnicki, Warsaw University, Poland
  • Keng Siau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Amar Gupta, Arizona University, USA
  • Craig van Slyke, University of Central Florida, USA
  • John Wang, Montclair State University, USA
  • Vishanth Weerakkody, Brunel University, UK