Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Selective Sourcing

Gartner defines selective sourcing when an internal IT organization decouples or carves up the scope of business or IT processes for purposes of individually or selectively sourcing each component separately and distinctly. The main business driver is to determine the best risk-reward combination for each individual scope of work. Most often, this is done to allow for extensive competition to achieve the highest-quality performance at the best price point. The overall role of overseeing (program management) and managing the delivery, risk and overall legal compliance across the entire scope of services across all the individual components lies with the internal IT organization.

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