Outsource To Win

Outsourcing is #2 in overall project spend in 2006
March 9, 2006, 12:27 pm
Filed under: Outsourcing

In 2006, there’s not likely to be a deal bigger than General Motors’ announcement in February that it would split information-technology outsourcing contracts—worth an estimated $15 billion over the next five years—among six suppliers: EDS, Capgemini, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Compuware’s Covisint subsidiary and Wipro.

Bobby Cameron, a principal for I.T. management at Forrester Research, sees GM’s move as a “definitive tipping point” in the trend of companies soliciting outsourcing bids using the standardized Information Technology Infrastructure Library descriptions, a set of definitions developed by the British government for information-technology services. “That starts to allow more apples-to-apples comparison across suppliers,” he says.

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