Outsourcing vs. multi-sourcing with Brovanture Cloud

“Stop outsourcing and start multi-sourcing” says Gartner. Outsourcing and multi-sourcing are two fundamentally very different strategies for businesses.

Outsourcing involves the transfer of the management and/or day-to-day execution of an entire business function to an external service provider.  The client company and the supplier enter into a contractual agreement that defines the transferred services. Most often this covers an IT department and often the capital infrastructure that had supported it. In recent times much of this activity was centred around highly skilled, outsourcing companies based in India.

Multi-sourcing was first introduced in 2005 by the market/technology research firm Gartner - "Multi-sourcing is the disciplined provisioning and blending of business and IT services from the optimal set of internal and external providers in the pursuit of business goals." It's also been defined as a strategy that treats a given function, such as IT, as a portfolio of activities, some of which should be outsourced and others should be performed by internal staff. This allows for a ‘best of breed’ approach and permits the best company to provide services within their sphere of operations.

Brovanture Cloud, multi-sourcing and Managed Hosting 

Here at Brovanture, we're focused on the provision of enterprise performance management systems into the mid-market. If you're in the mid-market, then rest assured we understand that you're all about getting more done with fewer resources. Equally you're not content with the status quo; you have ambitions for growth too.

To achieve your goals and stay ahead of the competition, you need to have the right people and processes in place. Technology in the form of Managed Hosting, can be a key enabler of both.

Our managed hosting option offers you a breadth of service and flexibility to choose which services you need and so tailor your hosted multi-source environment. Services can be added or removed as needed, enabling you to evolve your environment in tandem with the needs of your business. Our flexible solution is ideal for those of you wanting to reserve a level of control, yet still be backed up by a dedicated, skilled team committed to providing 100% infrastructure uptime and responsive support.

If you'd like more information on our managed hosting option, why not contact us for a quick chat or if you prefer, you can email us using the form below.