Will rightsourcing allow you to balance strategic service with tactical delivery?

Towards the end of a project to outsource a large section of a company’s infrastructure I learned that a previous IT Director was very proud of her decision a few years beforehand to insource much of what we were putting back out. Looking into the reasons for both of these transitions you could conclude that there is a right time to have stable operations run at a low fixed cost, and there is a right time to increase the cost, and the risk of cost escalation, in order to allow rapid change by removing barriers and pooling knowledge tightly within a highly skilled team.

Well if both are valid at times, could they not both be valid at the same time? Is there not a case for “rightsourcing”?

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