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ERIC Number: EJ950790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1527-6619
Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: Six Views
Mahon, Ed; McPherson, Michael R.; Vaughan, Joseph; Rowe, Theresa; Pickett, Michael P.; Bielec, John A.
EDUCAUSE Review, v46 n4 p14-16, 18, 20-22, 24-31 Jul-Aug 2011
IT leaders today must not only provide but also decide: which tools and services should they continue to supply, which are better delivered by others, and perhaps most critically, which methods from among the bewildering array of alternative sourcing strategies will best serve their faculty, staff, and students. In 2009, the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) published "Alternative IT Sourcing Strategies: From the Campus to the Cloud," by Philip Goldstein. The author defined "alternative sourcing" as "the range of options institutions have for providing technology services or operating technology functions aside from doing it themselves. This includes traditional outsourcing of all or part of the IT organization, accessing cloud services and externally managed applications, development environments, or hardware via the Internet, and use of contractors and consultants as a part of the IT organization." EDUCAUSE Review recently asked six CIOs to talk about alternative IT sourcing strategies and about whether they are, or are not, "doing it themselves"--providing technology services--at their institutions. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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