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.

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.

Is Vietnam a viable offshore outsourcing alternative?

Is Vietnam a viable offshore outsourcing alternative?

Although much smaller than India, Vietnam is emerging as an attractive option for IT service buyers seeking niche solutions. One of the first software testing providers to set up shop there shares some thoughts on this emerging...

Why CIOs can’t wait to renegotiate their outsourcing contracts

Why CIOs can’t wait to renegotiate their outsourcing contracts

As business needs — and the new technologies required to support them — evolve ever more rapidly, outsourcing contracts signed just a year or two ago are already stale.

4 ways to cut app development and maintenance costs

4 ways to cut app development and maintenance costs

A managed services or fixed-fee outsourcing model for app development and maintenance can yield major savings for IT.

Top 5 factors driving IT outsourcing growth

Top 5 factors driving IT outsourcing growth

Despite insourcing efforts, the expansion of nearshore centers is not necessarily taking work away from offshore locations. Eric Simonson of the Everest Group discusses the five main drivers responsible for the rise in domestic...

Midsize U.S. cities offer attractive alternative to offshoring IT

Midsize U.S. cities offer attractive alternative to offshoring IT

Companies take a second look at domestic outsourcing options as Syracuse, Jacksonville, Tampa and Lansing top the list of American hot spots for IT and business process services.

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