User Guide for Making Application Outsourcing Provider Choices


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A reference framework helps identify appropriate application outsourcing providers for engagements. This framework will help buyers understand the variety of IT services provider options and make more-informed choices.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 Overview of the Application Outsourcing Market
      • 1.1 How Gartner Defines Application Outsourcing
    • 2.0 Application Outsourcing: Poised for Growth
    • 3.0 Sourcing Applications: Strategy Must Precede Provider Selection
    • 4.0 Application Services Outsourcing: Provider Landscape
      • 4.1 How to Use This Framework
    • 5.0 Description of Five Provider Categories
      • 5.1 Global and Multiregional Full-Service Outsourcers
      • 5.2 Consultants/Integrators
      • 5.3 Offshore/Nearshore Providers of Application Services
      • 5.4 Application Service Providers (ASPs)
      • 5.5 ISVs
    • 6.0 Application Outsourcing Market Framework With Representative Providers
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