Strategic Sourcing for IT Managed Services

IT Strategic Sourcing As a strategic method to improve operations, companies are looking to outsource day-to-day IT responsibilities including help desk services, production support, and lifecycle maintenance activities.

IT managers are under pressure to reconfigure cost structures to better align with new business models. IT managers who are looking to outsource certain IT responsibilities need to keep in mind that they are not only sourcing a service, but a business partnership as well. This is a time-consuming task and without the appropriate due diligence, could inhibit IT operations and organization-wide production. Source One works as an extension of your internal procurement and IT teams to develop a strategic plan to source and select IT managed service providers that can support the needs of your organization while providing high quality and consistent services to keep your IT operations up and running.

OUR IT SOURCING TEAM AUGMENTS YOUR CURRENT IT STAFF AND WORKS WITH INTERNAL DEPARTMENTS TO IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS WITH IT MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDERS TO ENSURE BEST-IN-CLASS SERVICE AGREEMENTS.

Source One's IT sourcing experts walk clients through the entire outsourcing process including:


Our team is qualified to talk technical with your IT department, while still speaking english to procurement and end users. We know the right things to say, and what to look for, while reviewing potential managed IT services providers.

We're not just focused on IT. We can help with any professional services negotiations.

IT Sourcing Experience

Hosting and Cloud Sourcing
Hosting, Colocation, Shared Data Centers, the Cloud; there's certainly a lot of terms for roughly the same types of services. And the providers of those services don't make it any easier to shop and compare on an apples-to-apples basis. We can help. We have substantial experience in sourcing hosting agreements and can help insure your IT needs are met with the highest service levels at the lowest possible price.

Strategic Sourcing Hosting and Colo



Sourcing IT Equipment and Services
With a full team of strategic sourcing experts on staff, Source One is a top choice for companies looking to research and source IT equipment and service providers. Our team consists of sourcing professionals from diverse backgrounds, ranging from Big 5 consulting firms to engineers and I.T. specialists. Our staff's unique backgrounds and entrepreneurial spirits allow us to develop creative solutions and approaches to complex problems.


Technology Contract Negotiations
Technology contracts can be awefully complex. A negotiation goes far behind the upfront costs. There's renewal clauses, committment amounts, termination penalties, maintenance and support costs, rights of ownership and dozens of other important information to consider. Source One has assisted in negotiating the prices, terms and conditions of thousands of technology and IT services agreements. Let our knowledgebase help you.

Contracting Negotiations