Write a 3–5 page paper that discusses the various aspects of outsourcing the IT function from an organization. Address the following questions in your paper:
- What are the determining factors that may lead to a decision to proceed with outsourcing? What factors might lead the manager to not consider outsourcing?
- What are the risks associated with outsourcing the IT function?
- What are the benefits associated with an outsourcing effort?
- Where do the costs originate in an outsourcing agreement, and what are some examples of the dollar impacts that might be expected?
- What are the implications to the business organizational structure by using an outsourced IT department as well as the potential personnel issues that may arise?