Stephanie Overby

Stephanie Overby is a regular contributor to CIO.com and CIO magazine. Disclosure: She also writes for Hewlett-Packard's marketing website TechBeacon.

Slow growth ahead for IT outsourcing

Six ways to add cybersecurity protections to outsourcing deals

Six ways to add cybersecurity protections to outsourcing deals

There is growing concern about how third-party IT services providers are protecting corporate data. Here are six ways IT leaders can better negotiate cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

Cloud services lift IT outsourcing market higher than expected

Cloud services lift IT outsourcing market higher than expected

The global IT and business services industry had its strongest third quarter to date, bolstered by the record-high value in the as-a-service segment of the market.

How to contract for outsourcing your agile development

How to contract for outsourcing your agile development

The buttoned-up contracting approaches used for traditional software won’t work for outsourced agile projects. Here’s how to implement different protections for agile development agreements.

The CIO's guide to smarter vendor negotiation

The CIO's guide to smarter vendor negotiation

Negotiating deals with IT vendors is never easy, but it is a skill you can learn. Experts in the art of negotiating say it’s important to understand the vendor’s pain points, look out for hidden costs and keep your emotions in check.

How to build cybersecurity into outsourcing contracts

How to build cybersecurity into outsourcing contracts

IT outsourcing customers must take greater care in building cyber-risk protection into their IT services and cloud computing deals.

Federal IT outsourcing spend alarmingly poorly managed

Federal IT outsourcing spend alarmingly poorly managed

The U.S. government is leaving billions of dollars on the table due to poorly managed and duplicative IT outsourcing deals, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office.

IT outsourcing buyer’s market creates promise and challenge

IT outsourcing buyer’s market creates promise and challenge

IT leaders are using their leverage to ink more flexible — and cheaper — contracts with service providers. But there is a catch.

How digital transformation is disrupting IT outsourcing

How digital transformation is disrupting IT outsourcing

Brad L. Peterson, partner and co-leader of the business and technology sourcing practice of law firm Mayer Brown, discusses how new digital services are disrupting the IT outsourcing industry and what this means in terms of how...

Why enterprise digital transformation efforts stall

Why enterprise digital transformation efforts stall

Most enterprises are likely to hit a roadblock after the initial stage of digital adoption. Everest Group calls this phenomenon the ‘digital trough.’

How captive IT offshore centers drive IT innovation

How captive IT offshore centers drive IT innovation

Companies like Amazon, Tesco and Honeywell are looking to offshore IT subsidiaries to deliver digital transformation.

How captive IT offshore centers are driving IT innovation

How captive IT offshore centers are driving IT innovation

Companies like Amazon, Tesco and Honeywell are looking to offshore IT subsidiaries to deliver digital transformation.

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