Market & Sourcing

Design, Procure, Manage

IT sourcing is successful when the strategy is professionally managed from the fundamental questions to the practical implementation and optimisation. The central components: sourcing strategy, sourcing design, IT procurement and sourcing management. From the basement to the cloud.

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IT Consultants 2024 - Record daily rates

External IT consultants are becoming increasingly expensive. Daily rates in IT infrastructure will continue to rise in 2024 across all skill levels. However, the growth will slow somewhat after a strong rise in recent years. There are also ways to limit the increase.

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XLAs: Experience Level Agreements in IT sourcing

SLAs are standard in IT sourcing because people like to evaluate service providers based on hard facts. Now XLAs - Experience Level Agreements - are starting to take off. What exactly are they and what do they offer?

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Imbalances in IT Sourcing

Managing supply and demand is an increasing challenge for buyers and IT managers, as the fragile structure can quickly become unbalanced. We show the most important reasons for IT sourcing imbalances.

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IT sourcing - faster and more efficient

Automation is a major driver of IT. In IT sourcing advisory, by contrast, things are still mostly done manually. Yet all stages in the sourcing lifecycle offer potential for useful automation solutions.

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ISG EMEA Sourcing Lead joins Metrics

ISG's former EMEA Sourcing Lead Dr Thomas Barnekow joins Metrics Group on 1 June 2023. He is a global thought leader in IT Sourcing and the architect of ISG's standard contract framework RFX One.

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IT salaries - significant regional differences

You don't have to look to India first: IT salaries also differ significantly in European countries. We compared two regions in the south of Germany as well as cities and countryside in Bavaria.

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Managed Capacity – flexible IT sourcing

Managed Capacity is a flexible procurement method in IT sourcing: It comes close to the on-demand idea, is very flexible and also suitable for commissioning agile teams.

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Government: Value for money of IT

Our contribution as Crown Commercial Service Supplier to the “Government Business” magazine: Best value and best price of IT services in the public sector on page 18/19.

Market & Sourcing

IT budgets 2023 grow at a slower pace

In 2023, IT budgets suffer somewhat from uncertainty, and because of inflationary pressures, IT costs also come back into focus. Otherwise, IT remains on track in all strategic topics.

Market & Sourcing

Metrics expands sourcing advisory

Sourcing expert Markus von Grünigen has taken up the position of Principal Consultant at Metrics Switzerland AG on 1 January 2023. He will support our clients in all phases of the sourcing lifecycle.

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2023 day rates for IT consultants to rise

The demand for IT consultants is high, the supply is limited. As a result, prices for consultants in infrastructure and application development are rising rapidly. The retreat of the pandemic is not easing the market either.

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Market and trends in IT sourcing

As part of the IT Sourcing Study 2022, the research company Lünendonk spoke with Dr Jakob Rehaeuser from Metrics about the current trends in IT sourcing - from future-oriented sourcing strategies to cloud.