InfoQ's newsletter is the only one I'm currently subscribed to and I dumped around 3-4 others during this year. My favorites there are process related articles and video.
I've been trying to answer a question to myself if "Software house development is better than In-house", and answer certainly is "it depends".
Although, I found the following InfoQ's video http://www.infoq.com/presentations/New-Alliance-Shaw-Fowler from Martin Fowler and Scott Shaw to be very related to what I'm trying to analyze. Overall, their presentation quality/information is excellent in my view. Scope is more generic though: specialized IT vs. Business success.
Here is the summary slide:
Indeed, what they are talking about is merging advantages of dedicated SW development with Business scoped development/needs. That would merge sophistication of SW house budget focus with genuine interest in business value of a software and business quality as a measure of a project success.
Although, however nicely it looks on the graph, I believe 2020 figure is not there just out of a blue, that reminds me of a Hodja Nasreddin's story (source: http://hem.bredband.net/hodja/business.htm):
You can recognize the IT guys by adding 2 more years to the Hodja's estimate! I'm a believer, god bless Martin and Scott (and me) with a good health, so we can all witness the vision coming real!