ZDNet: Reversing Outsourcing
May 20, 2005, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Murphy)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"A few years ago I blew an interview at Gartner Group by
refusing to give them the answer they wanted to hear about
out-sourcing. The question was along the lines of: 'what analyses
have you done to help clients understand the financial benefits of
outsourcing?' I said first that there usually weren't any, and
second that very few out-sourcing decisions were ever made for
financial reasons. They said goodbye.
"They weren't interested in hearing it then, because that's what
they were hiring to sell: name brand financial justifications for
out sourcing decisions..."