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Information systems security outsourcing key issues: a service providers’ perspective

Author(s): Pereira, Luís Filipe Xavier

Date: 2011

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Origin: Repositório da UTL

Subject(s): information systems security; information systems security outsourcing; Delphi method; key issues study


There is a perception that information systems security outsourcing, in spite entailing a relationship between a client and one or more providers, tends to be studied and analysed from the perspective of the client. A gap is then believed to exist in the study of the information systems security outsourcing relationship from the point of view of the service provider. This research aims to identify the key issues of such a relationship from the perspective of the service provider and rank them according to their importance. The Delphi method was used to support the communication with the group of experts contributing to this research as well as to boost consensus within the group. Final interviews with participants were also conducted with the aim of reaching deeper into their opinions and to shed a brighter light over the results of the Delphi. A ranked list of the 13 most important key issues found is presented and discussed and propositions for further work are put forward in the wake of the study.

Mestrado em Gestão de Sistemas de Informação

Document Type Master thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Caldeira, Mário; Sá-Soares, Filipe de
Contributor(s) Pereira, Luís Filipe Xavier
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