The year is almost over, and that means... time for a new outsourcing contract! Not every contract renews at the beginning of the year, but it seems to be when most contracts come due. And individual department budgets are becoming finalized. Are you planning on extending your contract, or do you have issues that need to be solved before you can think of renewing? Or are you thinking of sending out an RFP for a new project?
If you're a Wall Street financial firm or just a corporation that was in the path of Hurricane Sandy, the lost weeks after Sandy may be the motivation for you to get outsourced help. Alternatively, the outage may have made you give extra thought to developing a disaster recovery plan. Changing weather patterns, greater chance of disaster, and the uncertainty of economy in the coming year are all reasons why outsourcing will continue in 2013, and possibly set a few new records.
What about you? Have you decided what role outsourcing will play in your 2013 budget? Do you have programs that need external expertise, or have you been unable to tame the budget of a critical program? There's still time to plan an outsourcing program for next year, but not that much time!