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Outsourced IT sucks. Who thought this was a good idea?

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Counters of Beans love it.


Consultants that generalize suck too, but someone thought hiring you was a good idea.


I hate all types of generalization


Literally our entire industry


Outsourcing sells the following:
- Strategy project
- Procurement project
- Outsourcing project
- PMO project to manage outsourcing
- Audit to verify best practices
- Inhousing project strategy
- Transition project
- Transition PMO

That baby keeps the bills paid and food on the table for a whole damn career


Instead of giving millions of dollars to IBM, Accenture or Wipro to manage every aspect of their SAP environment (database, OS, Server, ABAP) for seven years, clients now pay to move SAP to HANA as SaaS.

No need for outsourcing. They might ask for a few offshore HANA experts, but with SaaS, most of the big money outsourcing is not needed. And with SaaS, there is minimal/no customization. You are running SAP’s process.

There are risks, you can lock yourself into HANA or SFDC with the hundreds of paid apps each provide for their platform, but it is better than dealing with servers in your own data center.

And yeah, cloud can turn into a money suck for clients, but it isn’t outsourcing. And time to market will improve.

OP, if you reduce operating costs of running a commodity set of applications and take that capital to redirect toward something more innovative, say SmartFactories...wouldn’t that be of value?

Cause that’s exactly what outsourcing allows. You think the $40M leading edge projects just find themselves in publicly traded companies??

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