EA's Role in Outsourcing: Retaining Technical Expertise

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EA's Role in Outsourcing: Retaining Technical Expertise

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Posted January 12, 2010 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies


The presumption behind sourcing is that the vendor will, and generally does, bring in technical depth and hands-on expertise for IT projects and programs where it is engaged. Traditionally, inhouse architects, designers, and other senior technologists would be involved in complex technology initiatives. As they helped to solve problems -- say, configuring networks, servers, and firewalls or defining key interfaces with external partners -- enterprise architects would add back to the organizational knowledge ecosystem.