The selection of a domestic or offshore contractor is a big consideration in the decision to offshore. There are various advantages and challenges associated with both domestic and offshore contractors. In this Application, you will identify the advantages and challenges associated with domestic and offshore contractors.
To prepare for this Application, read the case study “Calculating the extra offshore costs at a giant American corporation,” which is a part of Chapter 2.
Suppose you are the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of a university and wish to offshore the management of the campus e-mail system. Based on the information gathered from the case study, perform the following tasks:
—–Identify the aspects that would be different in the acquisition of a global contractor compared to choosing a domestic contractor. Justify the differences.
—–Identify at least three advantages and three challenges associated with offshoring the management of the campus e-mail system.
—–Identify at least three advantages and three challenges associated with partnering with a domestic contractor for the management of the campus e-mail system.
Submit a 5 page report that contains your response to tasks 1, 2, and 3 and conforms to the APA style.
Offshoring Information Technology: Sourcing and Outsourcing to a Global Workforce
Chapter 2, “Offshore economics and offshore risks”
Link to Chapter 2 below: