Outsourcing IT: A Governance Guide

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Businesses are increasingly choosing to outsource their IT function. The attraction of outsourcing IT is that it enables a company to obtain an efficient and responsive IT system, while at the same time allowing the company to focus on its core strengths. The current economic climate is also putting companies under increasing pressure to find new ways of cutting costs. However, all too often IT outsourcing projects fail because companies have not applied appropriate governance processes to the project. As Rupert Kendrick argues in this ground-breaking book, to regard outsourcing IT as a panacea for all ills would be a fatal underestimation of the complexity of the process. The IT function is nearly always a business-critical operation. This means that outsourcing IT will give a supplier control over a function that is vital to your organization s survival and success. This book offers you a guide to the many pitfalls of IT outsourcing. It will provide you with clear criteria for the application of governance principles to the outsourcing process, and thereby enable you to implement IT outsourcing so that it supports your overall business goals.

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IT departments are under increasing pressure to meet the many, often conflicting, demands of boards of directors, shareholders, end-users and competitors to name but a few. The need to compete in a global market intensifies this pressure, bringing with it the need for skilled personnel, regular upgrading or replacement of systems and networks, a proliferation of software licences, and even new premises – in other words, considerable cost.

In response to the need to identify specialist suppliers of IT services capable of responding with agility to fierce global competition with greater economy, many boards of directors have turned to outsourcing the IT function to specialist suppliers.

Statistics show that this trend is growing, but there is also a body of evidence to show that many IT outsourcing projects fail. The reasons are many and various, but almost all have their origins in inadequate adoption of governance processes and procedures.

Outsourcing IT – A governance guide addresses three components of the governance of IT outsourcing: the IT outsourcing process; the nature of governance and the use of methodologies and tools for the implementation of governance principles; and the management of risk within the IT outsourcing process.

The objectives of the book are first, to provide boards of directors with clear criteria for the application of governance principles in an IT outsourcing environment; and, second, to provide guidance on useful strategies, processes and procedures for their implementation.

The author, Rupert Kendrick, is a non-practising solicitor and, for many years, was a partner in a medium-sized law firm. He has written, trained and consulted widely in the legal profession on legal IT issues.

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Rupert Kendrick was for many years a partner in a medium-sized law firm. He worked for ten years in legal publishing, both as a writer and as an editor. He holds a Master s degree in Advanced Legal Practice, for which he researched the question of the effect of the Internet on how law firms choose to market themselves. His earlier book, Managing Cyber-Risks, examines the major risks that law firms need to address when they offer legal advice and information over the Internet. Rupert Kendrick is now a director of the risk management consultancy, Web4Law Ltd, where he offers consulting services, principally on IT issues.

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