The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) recently published the results of its research identifying the world’s best outsourcing firms.
One part of this focuses on outsourcing advisors. I think the number of CIOs that outsource without taking independent advice must be pretty much zero. The outsourcing industry transforms every few years in reaction to new technologies, such as cloud computing, and economic changes, such as the 2008 financial crisis. So a CIO will struggle to keep up to date. Then you have an unimaginable amount of possible suppliers and numerous delivery locations. So outsourcing advisory has become big business.
Here is the IOAP top ten outsourcing advisories.
1 Deloitte Consulting
6 Ernst & Young
7 Baker & McKenzie
8 Pace Harmon
9 Kirkland & Ellis
10 Quint Wellington Redwood