Evidence that outsourcing doesn't guarantee savings unearthed in Cumbria

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? 

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