IT outsourcing

Pushing the limits of IT outsourcing

The evolution of IT outsourcing

IT outsourcing is not what it used to be. It wasn't long ago that the term IT outsourcing was synonymous with offshoring; a simple tactic for reducing costs by shipping non-core functions overseas.

But not anymore.

More than half of all CEOs now partner with external partners to drive innovation. And among outperforming organizations, the percentage is even higher. In fact, forward-thinking companies have broadened the definition of IT outsourcing by partnering with providers to speed time to market, attract new customers, and foster a culture of innovation. At IBM, we work together with our clients to deploy IT resources that have strategic business outcomes. This isn’t just IT outsourcing. This is business and IT services sourcing.

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Business and IT services sourcing success stories

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Partnering for profitability

Companies that source for innovation see twice the revenue growth and five times the gross profit growth of their peers. See how they're doing it.

The sourcing market is changing

The future of sourcing

Learn more about the nature of sourcing partnerships and how IBM is helping to define this powerful new market