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Staff Augmentation and Professional Services: They Really Can Coexist

Published: 01 May 2000

ID: G0087837

Analyst(s): Lewis M. Clark, Ted Kempf


In today's high-margin professional services market, more IT staff augmentation companies are debating whether to go to market with project-based offerings to offset the declining margins in supplemental staffing. This Perspective provides a strategy that IT staff augmentation companies may follow for developing a hybrid business model that consists of supplemental and project-based service offerings.

Table Of Contents
  • The Pull of Higher Margins
    • The Key: Strategic Relationships
  • Three Steps to Evolution
    • Phase 1: Assessment
    • Phase 2: Chrysalis
    • Phase 3: Metamorphosis
  • Dataquest Perspective

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