IT Outsourcing

Outsourcing involves transferring or sharing management control and/or decision-making of a business function to an outside supplier, which involves a degree of two-way information exchange, coordination and trust between the outsourcer and its client.

Such a relationship between economic entities is qualitatively different from traditional relationships between buyer and seller of services in that the economic entities involved in an "outsourcing" relationship dynamically integrate and share management control of the labour process rather than enter in contracting relationships where both entities remain separate in the coordination of the production of goods and services.

Business segments typically outsourced include information technology, human resources, facilities and real estate management, and accounting. Many companies also outsource customer support and call centre functions, manufacturing and engineering.

S&T offers a broad portfolio ranging from expert leasing and out-tasking to Desktop Managed Services (DMS) and Full Outsourcing.