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Top Ten Reasons Why Outsourcing Fails | White Paper

Top Ten Reasons Why Outsourcing Fails | White Paper

The rich and long history of outsourcing—now around 200 years if you consider outsourcing for agriculture, manufacturing, accounting and now medical opinion—has evolved to be a more complex process over the years. Today’s outsourcing is for tasks that are mission critical for enterprises worldwide. These include outsourcing for high-end tasks such as product design and […]

Blindsided by the Hype Around On-Demand IT? Here’s the Skinny to Keep You Updated

Blindsided by the Hype Around On-Demand IT? Here’s the Skinny to Keep You Updated

The combination of technological advances around cloud, mobility, big data, analytics and virtualization has redefined how IT Services are estimated, shaped, delivered, maintained and billed. The days of fixed-everything are over. In today’s volatile markets, the fixed-everything model is ludicrous. Businesses want flexible, on-demand, right-sized solutions to fit their immediate business needs. But the marketing […]

Getting Your Business Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Getting Your Business Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)

According to an Information Week report, Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)[i] has almost run out of addresses for devices. That’s why IPv6 had to be introduced: to ensure that we can move from the 10 billion connected devices today (more than the population of the world) to over 50 billion connected devices in 2020, according […]

Five Signs That You Might Need to Outsource

Five Signs That You Might Need to Outsource

If you’ve been able to resist outsourcing while the world around you is doing it, that’s great. However, it might be a good idea to start looking at the outsourcing option if you’re seeing one or more of the following happening in your company. 1. You just can’t find the right people. If you find […]

The Key to IT Transformation | Article

The Key to IT Transformation | Article

When a practicing physician and a Ph.D. in biochemistry/molecular genetics decided to co-found a new company, it wouldn’t be amiss to expect that it would operate in the healthcare industry. Jamison Feramisco, as co-founder of a secure web and mobile application that enabled remote diagnosis of dermatology cases, dramatically reduced wait times for patients while […]

Thirteen Things You Need to Know Before You Outsource

Thirteen Things You Need to Know Before You Outsource

While outsourcing is not rocket science, the truth is it is a nuanced science.  Outsourcing models are becoming trickier thanks to technology advances. What hasn’t changed is the difficulty in negotiating your way through an outsourcing contract. There are seemingly innumerable variables to consider and account for. But if you can get the basics right, […]

Is Your SaaS Data about to Give you Sleepless Nights?

Is Your SaaS Data about to Give you Sleepless Nights?

Let’s assume you have some data on a local computer or on the server in the corner of your office. Let’s make another assumption—for compliance reasons you’re required to keep the data securely for at least a year. This is a typical requirement in several industries. For example, surveyors in the motor insurance industry must […]

Good Medicine: Five Reasons to Outsource Medical Coding

Good Medicine: Five Reasons to Outsource Medical Coding

Health care is getting complex. And between the provider and the payer, the patient is getting increasingly concerned and confused about diagnosis, treatment and billing. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes have come to everyone’s rescue. CPT is the uniform code that describes medical, surgical, procedural and diagnostic services provided by healthcare providers. Even a small […]

Nothing’s Too Far-Fetched for FAO

Nothing’s Too Far-Fetched for FAO

Far from being just a boring extension of a company’s financial team, the FAO industry is becoming a game-changer by contributing profitability and efficiency. Finance and Accounting Outsourcing or FAO, as it is commonly known, started out years ago for routine general accounting and transaction management including handling of account receivables and payables management. But […]

BPO Evolves into BPM

BPO Evolves into BPM

Business process management used to be a set of tools and software suites to help business process outsourcing companies do their job. Now, BPM is a service offering. We rarely get to see evolution in the natural world. We know it happens and we have read about why and how certain trees, animals and birds […]

BPO Futures: Bet on Change

BPO Futures: Bet on Change

To live in an age of rapid change is as exhilarating as it is challenging. This is an extraordinary time for the BPO space, with huge leaps in business technology, process and theory taking place against the backdrop of tumultuous economic conditions, the ongoing evolution of globalization, and the social and mobile revolutions playing out […]

Competition is Not the Opposite of Cooperation

Competition is Not the Opposite of Cooperation

Cutting edge innovation aside, it makes economic sense for enterprises to work together rather than against one another. You may recall that in December 2011, automobile manufacturers BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation agreed to form a collaborative relationship for developing next-generation environment friendly vehicles and technologies. If yesterday’s rivals became today’s friends, there were […]

Augment Your Reality with Mobile Apps

Augment Your Reality with Mobile Apps

The over-riding mantra for practically all developers will be “Go mobile” in 2014. For those who are already in the space, it will be “Stay mobile” Mobile apps are like a new puppy left home alone – they’re everywhere and into everything. That’s because mobile devices are no longer just a means to keep in […]

Top Five Trends in Call Center Services

Top Five Trends in Call Center Services

In 2014, outsourcing of call center services will continue at pace, but customer demands will force centers to add new service delivery mechanisms. As methods of communication expand and improve, call centers will have to move in tandem. No longer are phone calls or emails the only means by which companies can help customers. Companies […]

Stay Healthy with Robotics in the Cloud!

Stay Healthy with Robotics in the Cloud!

The healthcare industry may have been cautious to a fault until recently, but it is readily embracing new technologies including the cloud to serve customers better. Recently, articles have popped up highlighting how robots will help with procedures connected to hair transplants. While helping people look good is a lofty enough aim, an even better […]

Steering Through the Cloud

Steering Through the Cloud

Those who thought cloud computing was just a passing fad are learning that it is made of more solid stuff. That said, severe competition could still rip a large hole through some clouds. Read on for some pointers to stay afloat. Even as we talk, the two companies that dwarf all other cloud providers, Amazon […]