Developing a Data Infrastructure Sourcing Strategy

Apr 25, 2014 / By Liz Goodman


Today’s blog post is the second of three in a series dedicated to data infrastructure outsourcing, with excerpts from our latest white paper.

The trends in our first blog post reveal that enterprises are looking for outside help with their data infrastructure not to reduce costs, but to:

  • Improve service quality
  • Increase productivity
  • Access specialized skills
  • Increase innovation

In the full white paper, we examine some of the strengths and weaknesses of the three sourcing options available to help you realize these benefits.


Having data management experts on staff provides organizations with greater control over their work. Additionally, in-house experts have in-depth knowledge about their specific systems and processes. However, relying on in-house resources alone presents multiple challenges for an organization.


There’s no doubt that offshore providers have offered cost savings in the past. However, the fact that many companies are now reshoring their operations indicates that those benefits did not compensate for the downsides of this approach—typically reduced productivity.


The right outsourcing vendor can deliver the benefits of the other two sourcing models without the equivalent downsides. For a deeper analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the three sourcing options, download the rest of our white paper, Data Infrastructure Outsourcing.

Read the first blog post in this series, The Growing Trend Toward Data Infrastructure Outsourcing.

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