| |July 20198THOUGHT LEADERSHIPIn the past few decades, enter-prises have changed the way they used to look at IT. Earli-er perception of IT as cost centre has changed to profit centre and IT has become one of the major contributors towards achievement of organizational goals.In olden days, different depart-ments of an organization used to work on automation systems, which used to operate in silos with no exchange of data/information. Then came an era of ERP systems ­ all departments were brought on a single platform which con-tributed towards process automa-tion and information exchange. Decisions could be taken based on the data derived from a single data source pertaining to all con-cerned business verticals. How-ever, challenge remained to con-tinuously evolve the automation systems with the same pace, as workflows and processes change. Technology change, regulations change, and changes in the eco-system as a whole impact the way an enterprise operates. The legacy systems, which once used to be the core of all operations, started becoming redundant.In such a dynamic work envi-ronment, IT decision makers are always faced with the question of deciding whether they should opt for a technology platform devel-oped in-house or to go for an out-source model. There is no set rule that either of the models are best fit; rather, both have their own re-spective pros and cons.In an in-house development model, success or failure, the risk TO OUTSOURCE By Shweta Srivastava, CTO, Paul MerchantsHolding a PG Diploma from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Shweta, in her career spanning close to two decades, has worked with an array of businesses that include Avadh Texwood & Systems, Convergence Technologies, and Fortis Hospital, to name a few.ORBUILD IN-HOUSE
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