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    April 20, 2008 Ė Vol. 9, No. 8

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    Dan PowerWhat are benefits and risks of outsourcing enterprise-wide DSS?
    by Dan Power
    Editor, DSSResources.com

    Some companies outsource major Information Technology (IT) activities like Internet and Intranet operations, data storage and backup, and enterprise applications like accounting or enterprise resource planning. Outsourcing IT means activities and tasks involved in developing and/or operating an IT system are performed by a vendor. Outsourcing DSS may involve contracting with consultants, software houses or service bureaus to perform analysis and design, programming or other DSS development, delivery and systems management activities. Outsourcing enterprise-wide DSS definitely has risks. Managers need to determine if traditional benefits from IT outsourcing like more predictable costs, increased innovation and increased flexibility can outweigh the risks of outsourcing an enterprise-wide DSS.

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    To V or Not To V: BI Goes Virtual
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