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in house versus outsourcing

Imagine that you are the head of the information technology for a fast growing ecommerce startup. You are in charge of development of the company's Web site Consider your options for building the site in-house with existing staff, or outsourcing the entire operation. Decide which strategy you believe is in your company's best interest and create a brief presentation outlining your position. Why choose that approach? And what are the estimated associated costs, compared with the alternative? (You'll need to make some educated guesses here -don't worry about being exact.)

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There are pros and cons of both the strategies, building a website with inhouse staff or outsourcing it to outside parties.

Developing your website in-house means that it will be developed by people who work for your company. For companies who already have a full web development team in place, this may be a viable option. Most companies, however, do not have the required expertise on staff, and so need to look to an outside supplier to develop the site for them.

It is important to remember that the work involved in developing a website is different from the site's day-to-day operations in both kind and quantity. Development work is focused on creating and implementing new features, whereas the day-to-day operations focus on updating the site, processing orders, and addressing any problems that may ...

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You are in charge of development of the company's Web site Consider your options for building the site in-house with existing staff, or outsourcing the entire operation. Decide which strategy you believe is in your company's best interest and create a brief presentation outlining your position.

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