One of the biggest advantages promoted by suppliers of outsourcing services is often that it will cut costs. Fixed costs are passed over to a supplier and replaced by a one off payment or increasingly more common by smaller recurring payment.
But outsourcing, as we know, is not guaranteed to save money. I am often guilty of making that presumption mysel
Here is a link to an article about how a Cumbria County Council is bringing previously outsourced road maintenance work in-house to save money.
"By bringing some of the services back in-house we will have more direct control and flexibility over the work our teams do. They will have a greater sense of pride and ownership in their work and will be able to work more locally than the current arrangements."
Does this quote apply to IT teams?