Is there value in outsourcing your information technology operation? The Aberdeen Group has an excellent and thorough report on this subject in a benchmark report which examines the expectations of outsourcing as well as some of the providers.
Interestingly the report finds the key drivers of IT outsourcing are as follows:
Reducing operational costs: 63%
Service not core competency: 56%
Expertise not in-house: 44%
For the full chart and the full 31-page report be sure to read The Business Value of IT Outsourcing Benchmark Report.