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Some Considerations About It Outsourcing Process


  • Brandas, Ioan
  • Brandas, Claudiu


IT outsourcing is the practice of contracting out the running of a part of an organization computer department. It is not a new phenomenon, but the scale and scope of its occurrence has greatly increased over the last decade. Due to the fact that IT outsourcing has no obviously and quantifiable benefits, most of the business entities choose not to do outsource their IT. The paper is based on the idea of incapability of exact determination of IT services costs. The purpose of this research regards the layout of the current approaches to outsourcing, description of different types of IT outsourcing and their advantages and the analysis of some models which might be used in order to facilitate the IT decision making process.

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  • Brandas, Ioan & Brandas, Claudiu, 2007. "Some Considerations About It Outsourcing Process," MPRA Paper 6687, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6687

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    1. Claudiu BRANDAS, 2010. "Risks and Audit Objectives for IT Outsourcing," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(1), pages 113-118.

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    Outsourcing; Information Technology; Information Systems; Application Services Provider; IT Risks;

    JEL classification:

    • M55 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Contracting Devices
    • L24 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Contracting Out; Joint Ventures
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software

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