Gartner Research

Outsourcing Advisory: Best Practices for Business-Driven Sourcing Strategies

Published: 18 September 2013

ID: G00237635

Analyst(s): Frances Karamouzis


Sourcing decisions about keeping services in-house or outsourcing them, via traditional or cloud services, are posed to Gartner analysts over 3,500 times a year. Sourcing executives' success will be determined by their ability to achieve high performance by applying these best practices.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Ensure Stakeholders Are the Paramount Focus of a Business-Driven Sourcing Strategy
  • Be Transparent About Governance Processes, Vendor Management Skills and Multisourcing Competencies
  • Develop Sourcing Strategy Scenarios Utilizing Gartner's Eight Dimensions

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