Glossary of terms

This glossary is intended to assist you in getting a general understanding of commonly used terms and concepts when dealing with outsourcing and outsourcing governance. We welcome your contribution to further improve and expand the glossary.

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There are currently 4 names in this directory beginning with the letter U.
Unbundled pricing strategy
The decision to impose the expense of going beyond uniform service delivery on the business unit that is requesting it  

Unit Price
A pricing mechanism where by the services are priced on relevant units of output. This concept is also reffered to as Fully Variable pricing method

The internal consumer of the outsourced services, either individuals or organizational entities

Utility Computing (UC)
A business model whereby computer resources are provided on an on-demand and pay-per-use basis. UC is different from the conventional computing model in that customers do not have to invest in owning (peak need) resources, but only are billed for the actual resource use