Information systems outsourcing success factors: a review and some results

Reyes Gonzalez (Department of Business Organisation, University of Alicante, Carretera SanVicente‐Alicante, Alicante, Spain)
Jose Gasco (Department of Business Organisation, University of Alicante, Carretera SanVicente‐Alicante, Alicante, Spain)
Juan Llopis (Department of Business Organisation, University of Alicante, Carretera SanVicente‐Alicante, Alicante, Spain)

Information Management & Computer Security

ISSN: 0968-5227

Publication date: 1 December 2005

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to offer the results of a survey about information systems (IS) outsourcing.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology is a questionnaire survey of 357 IS managers in Spanish firms.

Findings

IS outsourcing is a widespread activity that has been growing on a worldwide basis in recent years. The main outsourcing success factors for large Spanish firms are, in order of priority, the provider's understanding of clients' objectives, choosing the right provider, and the client's clear idea of what is sought through outsourcing.

Originality/value

Identifies the most important outsourcing success factors from the client point of view and present the relationships they have with certain characteristics of the firm like, for instance, its size.

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Citation

Gonzalez, R., Gasco, J. and Llopis, J. (2005), "Information systems outsourcing success factors: a review and some results", Information Management & Computer Security, Vol. 13 No. 5, pp. 399-418. https://doi.org/10.1108/09685220510627287

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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