IT Outsourcing In Higher Education Institutions
Source: University of Manchester
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have examined IT outsourcing strategies, to ensure that their IT functions could sustain their service requirements while remaining effective and competitive. This research seeks to explore the major outsourcing issues within the HE context, including why they decide to outsource, what IT functions need to be outsourced, what management and evaluation approaches can generate maximum revenue and reduce transaction cost, and what lessons can be learned from the experiences to date. It examines five British Universities as case studies, using semi-structured interviews with seven senior IT executives and document analysis as data collection methods.