DuPont promised it would deliver its Online Fabric Library at a trade show in Paris. The original developer dropped out three months before the deadline. DuPont turned to Freeborders, a supplier with offices in China. The Chinese team finished the project early. Read why China is becoming an offshore hot spot.
At the time it was formed in June of 1997, DuPont’s IT Alliance was the single largest technology management agreement in the information technology industry; but it wasn’t just another outsourcing deal.
Over the past three years, strategic outsourcing has become an increasingly familiar practice — and by all accounts, it will be even more prevalent in the near future. The worldwide market for outsourcing services is expected to double in the next five years — and, according to a recent survey, a majority of executives will consider outsourcing nearly every non-core business process by the year 2010.