Analysis Paper IT Strategy

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Please read this information on IT sourcing strategies:

Find 2 peer-reviewed articles from academic journals on information technology sourcing. Summarize each article and compare and contrast the sourcing approaches in each article. Identify the factors that were important in each sourcing strategy and whether the sourcing decision was strategic for the long term or tactical for the short term. Which strategy did you think was more effective and why? Your paper should be in APA format and 3-4 pages, not counting the title page and reference pages. Make sure you have in-text citations and a reference page. The rubric for this assignment can be viewed when clicking on the assignment link.

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smithwiliams
School: Carnegie Mellon University

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Running head: IT SOURCING STRATEGIES

IT Sourcing Strategies
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Running head: IT SOURCING STRATEGIES

Summary
Article 1: The selective outsourcing strategy deals mainly with the size of tasks
outsourced. For example, outsourcing a few tasks or the entire department functions. The
primary outsourcing goals include making improvements to the information system,
incorporating new capabilities, enhancing productivity, and reducing cost
Article 2: The article discusses sourcing governance approach. The approach justifies the
need to outsource IT functions that are crucial to the organization, but not among the companies’
core activities. The article further evaluates the strategic value and information acquisition aspect
of outsourcing the operations. According to this article, it emphasized on the need to outsource
when functions have high strategic value, and the knowledge maturity of the activity are
tangible. All these improves the quality of output and reduces cost of production.
Comparisons
In both articles, it is evident that information technology outsourcing was primarily
performe...

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