Stephanie OverbyCIO

Stephanie Overby is a regular contributor to CIO.com's IT Outsourcing section.

9 Ways to Stop Your IT Outsourcing Deal From Leaking Money

Experts estimate that an outsourcing deal can lose up to 30 percent of its value each year due to poor governance. Here's how to plug the holes.

How to Get Outsourcers to Focus on Business Value

When it comes to cutting costs, outsourcing is delivering the goods--but bottom line benefits only go so far.

Can Video Analytics Rev Up Marketing?

Harley-Davidson Canada road tests a video analytics system to better target its marketing to customers in its stores

IT Outsourcing in China and Data Privacy Guidelines

China has proposed strict new data security regulations that could hamper the country's nascent IT outsourcing industry if made into law, even as they aim to...

Mitigating the Risk of Cloud Services Failure

The two-day outage at one of Amazon's data centers has everyone questioning the reliability of infrastructure as a service offerings.

Six Biggest Cloud Computing Myths

Think the cloud is simple and cheap? Those are just two of the most common myths.

IT Outsourcing: Study Highlights Impediments to Innovation

Most IT organizations and outsourcing providers remain too bogged down in the day-to-day management of their outsourcing arrangements to focus on innovation.

9 Ways to Find Hidden Savings in Your Outsourcing Invoice

Conducting an outsourcing audit can save you millions.

11 Outsourcing Trends to Watch in 2011

Outsourcing activity is expected to creep back in 2011, but things are hardly getting back to normal in the IT services space.

Why IT Jobs Are Never Coming Back

U.S. IT job loss may level off in coming years, but the likelihood that corporate IT will ever contribute to job creation again is minimal.

IT Departments Move Low-Risk Services to the Cloud

IT departments continue to proceed with caution when it comes to cloud computing, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by TPI.

A Hotel Chain Checks Out the IPad

Intercontinental Hotels Group tests whether having iPads helps concierges deliver better service to guests.

Casino Puts Microsoft Surface to Work (and Play)

A test of Microsoft's flashy computer-as-table prompts adoption when the technology helps the gaming company sell more drinks.

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Is It Time for Employee-Provisioned Hardware?

Employee provisioning of laptops and PDAs is the next logical step in the consumerization of IT. But figuring out the right parameters can be tricky.