Information Technology Outsourcing

Information Technology Outsourcing

Anne Rouse (Deakin University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-770-6.ch009
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Abstract

Organizations have used external vendors to supply information technology (IT) functions since the first commercial implementations. In the sixties, the use of facilities management, contract programmers, and contract project management were common, but during the 70s, many organizations relied increasingly on internal delivery of IT services. The term “outsourcing” arose in the late 80s. Since that time industry has seen a fundamental change in the way information technology (IT) services are organized and delivered, with increasing reliance on external, outsourced providers. Managing outsourced IT service delivery has now become a core competence for organizations.

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