We are a widely published producer of outsourcing and contract management related publications. In addition to our best practice guides and templates, called the outsourcingtoolset™, we have written to date over 110 best practice and research publications, been featured in nearly 60 articles in publications such as the Australian Financial Review, BRW, the Bulletin, and Directions in Government, presented in over 300 major conferences, as well as having conducted seven major reviews for government. This portal offers books, reports, guides and templates that you can use to guide you with your outsourcing and contract management activities.

Cloud Insights- Outsourcing to the Cloud

This time, Cloud looks here to stay, and quite possibly overtaking all other forms of outsourcing.  Even the low cost model of offshoring can’t compete – no labor is cheaper than cheap labor.

Cloud Insights- Tricks & Traps of the Cloud

The cloud is here and screaming for attention.  Every strategic IT group within the legacy organizations I am working with has been mandated by the senior executives to have a cloud strategy by the end of this year to rollout in 2015.  Not to meet a particular business strategy per se, but to be seen to be doing otherwise is being seen as doing nothing.

Cloud Insights- IAAS Contracts

Cloud computing agreements vary widely across the many providers and the many forms of cloud services.  The contract can range from a vendor’s standardized click-wrap agreement for a vanilla SaaS to a multi-layered, heavily negotiated contract comprised of SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS in public and private clouds.