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Will it ever be possible to innovate in outsourcing deployments?

Will it ever be possible to innovate in outsourcing deployments? Will it ever be possible to innovate in outsourcing deployments? I only ask, because you would think, in fact, that outsourcing deployments would be the perfect way in which to deliver small but effective areas of innovation. Yet the very nature of outsourcing, both for organisations and service providers, is proving to be its own worst... 

Supplier Relationship Management – An emerging capability in the ITSM toolbox

"Development opportunities can be completely missed because the two organizations have not properly explored how to grow together, indeed contractor enthusiasm may be misinterpreted as land grabbing." Paul Mallory is VP Europe and Africa for the IACCM, with responsibility for member services, training and certification and research. The recent article on the role that SLAs play in the relationship... 

Do SLAs hinder collaborative relationships with our supply chain?

Pretty much all outsourcing contracts in the IT Service Management world rely on, or at the very least, utilise the Service Level Agreement (SLA). Certainly they are important as they are the physical representation of performance of the contracting party and used as the measure by which trends in supplier performance is understood. But is there too much reliance on SLAs as a measure of performance... 

“May You Live in Interesting Times” – The Impact of Cloud Computing

Changing of the Guard Kylie Fowler is a regular columnist for The ITSM Review, see previous articles from Kylie here. It’s not often that most people get to experience a true paradigm shift, even in IT where change is endemic and part of the lifeblood of the industry. However there is no doubt that cloud computing and the commoditization of processor power and storage represent a true metamorphosis... 

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