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Outsourcing Best Practices-A Primer on Outsourcing Governance
The cardinal sin of outsourcing governance is to focus entirely on the mechanics and the price. If you do that, you’ll squander the true potential of the

driver everest  process) is a key driver allowing IT management to focus on “strategic” priorities. These processes should go beyond what’s normally included as part of your SLA, and are a key component of building and maintaining a harmonious relationship for the long-term. The outsourcing vendor’s approach to problem resolution must align with your business needs. Cultural compatibility — Beyond understanding the nature of your business, your outsourcing partner must understand and be compatible with your

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