IT outsourcing

An IT outsourcing strategy can require input from many departments, including operations, legal, supply chain and human resources. The responsibility for the outcome of an IT outsourcing strategy, however, usually lies with the organization's chief information officer (CIO). For many organizations, the goal of an IT outsourcing strategy is to provide the best possible technology to the organization at the lowest possible cost. What constitutes the best possible technology and lowest cost, however, tends to be fluid due to rapidly evolving technologies and market volatility.