Gartner Research

Alternative Delivery Models Pose Threats and Create Opportunities for Consulting and Solution Implementation Firms

Published: 27 September 2007

ID: G00151000

Analyst(s): Rolf Jester


Alternative IT services delivery models reduce demand for some traditional consulting and solution implementation services but create new opportunities for complex and high-value services.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Alternative Delivery Model Characteristics and Their Impact
  • Types of Alternative Delivery Models and Their Impact
    • Business Process Utility
    • SaaS
    • Infrastructure Utility
    • Storage as a Service
    • Grid
    • Utility Computing
    • Web 2.0 Platforms
    • User-Owned Devices
    • Other Alternative Delivery Models
  • Strategies for Different Types of CSI Firms

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