Speed To Market
Speed to market can be a competitive differentiator for why CIOs look to outsource, especially as applications grow more complex, Sklar said. Then, application maintenance becomes more important as time goes on, she added. If an end user outsources the development of an application, they might look to outsource its maintenance too.
"You just don't develop an app and say, 'See you later.' It really is about an elastic sourcing model. CIOs need to be looking at how they are mixing their sourcing," she said.