Megadeals, contracts with more than $1 billion of contract value, have long been used to gauge the acceptance of outsourcing by organizations and appraise the top line growth of the providers that win these deals. As more organizations adopt a selective outsourcing model, Gartner, Inc. says that "megascope" deals are the new yardstick of big outsourcing contract signings.

A megascope indicates an enterprise-wide scope of work that is or will be outsourced; the organization awards the work to several providers on a selective basis, matching scope and requirements to the best value or best-fit provider. Cumulatively, the megascope award tops $1 billion in value, but each individual contract typically will not exceed $1 billion in value. In some situations (more the exception than the norm), a megascope award could also include a megadeal.

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