In simple out-tasking, when there is low criticality, the supplier has operational responsibility over a select nonstrategic task.
More tactical-level outsourcing, as seen in out-tasking and co-managed services, is generally intended to meet financial cost objectives, overcome a short-term lack of capital necessary for asset acquisitions, or access a non-core capability.
Out-tasking is largely tactical; full outsourcing is almost always a strategic play.
Out-tasking generally means that the vendor provides a standardized product or service; such services fit well with repeatable tasks that are easily defined and offer usually limited product or service choices.
is often a "strategic catalyst" that rationalizes the real estate processes of a corporation.
With smart, cost-effective options such as out-tasking
available, the viability of internal network management must be reassessed.
A new choice has appeared, though, called out-tasking
. If you're a skeptic (or maybe if you're just an experienced IT professional), you may be wondering if there is really any difference between outsourcing and out-tasking
, or whether out-tasking
is just some marketer's attempt to call outsourcing by a different name.
Southland Corp., the operator and owner of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain, recently put out-tasking
to work in the management of Cityplace, the Dallas home of its corporate headquarters.