For this assignment, please complete the following exercises in Information Technology Project Management.
- Chapter 12 – Exercises 1
- Chapter 12 – Exercises 3
Q1. Search the Internet for the term IT outsourcing and find at least two articles that discuss outsourcing. Summarize the articles and answer the following questions:
- What are the main types of goods and services being outsourced?
- Why are the organizations in the articles choosing to outsource?
- Have the organizations in the articles benefited from outsourcing? Why or why not?
Q3.Suppose that your company is trying to decide whether it should buy special equipment to prepare high-quality publications itself or lease the equipment from another company. Sup- pose that leasing the equipment costs $240 per day. If you decide to purchase the equip- ment, the initial investment is $6,800, and operations will cost $70 per day. After how many days will the lease cost be the same as the purchase cost for the equipment? Assume that your company would only use this equipment for 30 days. Should your company buy the equipment or lease it?