No.1 Sourcing Advisor, Alsbridge Inc., Reveals Five Steps to Unlocking the Secrets of Cloud Sourcing

Top Quote Leading global sourcing advisory and benchmarking firm, Alsbridge, Inc., today released a new report that reveals five tactical steps to help organizations make sense of cloud sourcing. End Quote
  • Dallas, TX (1888PressRelease) May 24, 2012 - Leading global sourcing advisory and benchmarking firm, Alsbridge, Inc., today released a new report that reveals five tactical steps to help organizations make sense of cloud sourcing.

    The evolution of service delivery models over time is significantly influenced by the level of business and technology innovation that occurs in the marketplace. According to the new report by Alsbridge, Inc., clients will need to change their cloud sourcing strategies and providers will need continued investment in select emerging technologies in order to capture the promised benefits of new service delivery models.

    "Client organizations driven by economic and competitive forces continuously look to their IT service providers for improved economies of scale, productivity and lower costs," said Ben Trowbridge, CEO, Alsbridge, Inc. "Similarly, providers are driven to invest in new technologies to help the enterprise clients create growing interest in their product and service offerings, differentiate themselves from competitors, create barriers to entry in the markets they serve and yield higher returns for their shareholders."

    How do client enterprises determine whether cloud services make sense for them? Alsbridge has identified five tactical steps organizations should consider as they try to answer this question:
    Recognize that as technological innovation and business change drive the evolution of IT service delivery models, new sourcing strategies are required.
    Assess how conducive your organizations' current IT infrastructure and platforms are to the introduction and roll-out of cloud sourcing in support of today's and tomorrow's business requirements.
    View cloud sourcing as an expansion of delivery alternatives rather than a replacement of today's infrastructure and software environments.
    Initiate a dialogue with key stakeholders and key partners/providers to define key assumptions and critical operating parameters and determine how much flexibility exists in areas that may or may not be of strategic importance, including operational control and visibility, IT security, and performance level management.
    Develop a contingency plan that is aligned with your sourcing strategy.
    "It is increasingly clear that organizations must re-evaluate their strategic sourcing alternatives. The sourcing strategy, future IT architecture plan, and contract terms must take into account the potential value of cloud sourcing," Trowbridge explains.
    Read the full report from Alsbridge, Inc.

    About Alsbridge Inc.

    Alsbridge provides world class sourcing advisory and benchmarking services for the CIO, CFO and CPO. We've helped hundreds of companies reduce costs and get more value from their vendors. Our experienced consultants leverage proprietary tools and information databases to identify and engage the optimal vendors for your situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way you work with your vendors. Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, hardware and maintenance, network services, software and maintenance, application support and development, business processes and cloud services. Alsbridge was ranked the #1 outsourcing advisor in the world by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) based on the value delivered to clients. This commitment to delivering value to our clients has made Alsbridge a distinguished member of the 2010 Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America.

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