Presentation - Information Technology Sourcing Fundamentals

This document is one of a sequence on IT Commercial skills development. It gives an overview of the essentials issues of sourcing the major Information Technology commodity groups, as well as giving grounding in the technology terminology and jargon.The major commodity groups covered are: - IT services, including hosting and desktop services - Application development and maintenance - supplementary resourcing (IT contractors) - software - Telecoms & Networking - Hardware (servers, PC, mainframe, etc)For each group, it reviews the group characteristics (what its is and what matters), gives a smple cost cost tree for mapping spend within the category, and an overview of the positioning of the group on the dimensions of difficulity and scale/importance, indicating the primary sourcing strategy