IDC PeerScape: Practices for Insourcing IT to Support Digital Transformation and Continuous Innovation

IDC PeerScape: Practices for Insourcing IT to Support Digital Transformation and Continuous Innovation

This IDC PeerScape explores the topic of insourcing for optimal results with digital transformation initiatives. This study describes the approaches taken by five IT leaders across the healthcare, building products distribution, workwear/apparel, and academic sectors. Each of these transformation leaders significantly revamped their IT organization's professional insourcing strategies to achieve faster development times, more efficient operations, continuous innovation, and significant and rapid progress toward their enterprise's digital transformation and business goals."The need for speed and scale is certainly still a major factor in insourcing decisions, but it's also clear that CIOs are becoming increasingly strategic about the work and skills they want to keep in-house," says Julia King, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "Anything to do with data, analytics, or AI is a clear keeper, while basic support and maintenance continue to shift outside."

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Practice 1: Align Internal Sourcing Strategy and Practices with Digital Transformation and Business Goals
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Practice 2: Prioritize Hiring and Retaining IT Architects as Employees
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Practice 3: Insource Key Data Management and Analytics Roles
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