Research Methodology

How the survey was done: CIO Insight editors designed the 2007 Outsourcing Survey together with Equation Research, LLC
(, an Estes Park, Colo., supplier of custom research services. IT executives gathered from Ziff Davis
Media publication lists were invited to participate in the study by e-mail. The questions were posted on a password-protected
Web site, and 401 qualified respondents (144 from companies with revenues in 2006 between $5 million and $100 million; 128
from companies with revenues between $100 million and $999 million, and 129 from companies with revenues of $1 billion or
more) replied from January 11 to January 29, 2007. Of the respondents, 45 percent were the top IT executive of their company,
and the rest held other IT executive positions.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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