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Benchmark Data

By darryl.milford ·
I am looking for benchmark data to assist me in evaluating my current IT outsource pricing. This can be from a macro level to more detailed line of business cost (preferable). This is information I would like to do a cursory review of before engaging larger consulting firms such as Gartner, Global Concepts,
I have done a search in TechRepublic, but can not find any example surveys.
My company is a large community bank, approximately $4 billion in assets.
Would be thankful for any insights...

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You can buy

by James R Linn In reply to Benchmark Data

for a few thousand dollars, spending surveys from Gartner, Giga, Meta and others.

I am a big user of the spending surveys.

They show macro levels of spending on things like software development/infrastructure etc. And they have results based on Standard Industry Codes (SIC) so you can get a handle on costs in your own industry.

There aren't specifics on whether the costs are internal or external - but there are numbers on how many IT staff are internal versus external.

You can read the executive summaries on the web pages.


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BenchMark Data

by darryl.milford In reply to You can buy

Thanks, James. What I would prefer at this point is to see what may be available at a macro level without spending thousands of dollars on full-blown surveys. There is a service, The BenchMark Exchange, that offers surveys for a few hundred dollars. I was wondering if there were others such as this one I could sample.
I assume the Web sites you refer to are under each firms' site which lists Exec. Summaries for different reports. That would be helpful, thanks.

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Gartner and Metricnet

by James R Linn In reply to BenchMark Data

You can log on to Gartner at and use their search engine.

Metricnet has a different approach - you gave them data and they give you data - sounds kinda like the benchmark exchange.

Informationweek also carries some of this data from time to time. They do an annual spending survey for example.

Hope that helps.


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