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Alex says it's really important to do this before deciding to outsource:
a. Create a list and define the storage-related problems you want to solve
b. Take a leave of absence to think about it
c. Save up a lot of money
d. Hire a consultant to decide for you
Were you correct? The correct answer is
A. Create a list and define the storage-related problems you want to solve
Storage outsourcing is an arrangement in which one company provides storage-related services for another company that could also be or usually have been provided in-house. Outsourcing is a trend that is becoming more common in information technology and other industries for services that have usually been regarded as intrinsic to managing a business. In some cases, the entire information management of a company is outsourced, including planning and business analysis as well as the installation, management, and servicing of the network and workstations. Outsourcing can range from the large contract in which a company like IBM manages IT services for a company like Xerox to the practice of hiring contractors and temporary office workers on an individual basis.
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