Cloud

New Contact Center Management Solution Enables Social CRM, Streamlines Processes, and Ensures Cost-Effective Flexibility | Article

New Contact Center Management Solution Enables Social CRM, Streamlines Processes, and Ensures Cost-Effective Flexibility | Article

Today’s contact centers drive revenue and build customer relationships. Management of processes in those centers (whether outsourced, hybrid, or internal centers) is now easier and less costly using VContactCenter. This new CRM solution also facilitates capturing and managing data from social media such as Twitter, makes it easy to segment data, and provides multi-language yet standard capabilities for globalization.

Desktop Virtualization: The Top 5 Reasons CIO’s are considering Desktop Virtualization | White Paper

Desktop Virtualization: The Top 5 Reasons CIO’s are considering Desktop Virtualization | White Paper

This paper is the first in a four-part series on optimizing infrastructure through desktop virtualization. It focuses on how to maximize IT services despite shrinking budgets, increase business agility despite aging infrastructure, improve workforce effectiveness, and increase the ability to respond to change. The paper includes an explanation of how virtualization technology works and presents […]

Application Management Outsourcing Services Provide Bigger Bang for the Buck | Article

Application Management Outsourcing Services Provide Bigger Bang for the Buck | Article

Companies are placing more focus on ensuring software products deliver real impact to business needs and also growth to the business, observes Mohammed Haque, Genpact’s Vice President and Head, Enterprise Solutions Service practice. It’s more than just acquiring software for operations; the focus is now on getting the most value out of software assets and […]

How Verticalization and Business Process Utilities Will Impact Outsourced Services | Article

How Verticalization and Business Process Utilities Will Impact Outsourced Services | Article

Transparent pricing, highly standardized processes, vertical solutions. Companies will select service providers that deliver the best quality and value-add, not just the best price. “Increased adoption of standardized solutions in outcomes-based models will drive outsourcing to become more utility based,” says Don Schulman, General Manager, Finance and Administration at IBM. “And that becomes where the […]

Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Outsourcing | Article

Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Outsourcing | Article

Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (the economic stimulus package for the U.S. economy), healthcare reform, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the next five years will see a dramatic increase in outsourcing in the healthcare industry. But there are significant challenges for decision […]

Managing Outsourced Data Securely | Article

Managing Outsourced Data Securely | Article

“We will see a dramatic change in security becoming a prevalent component of outsourcing contracts over the next five years,” says Jim Motes, Chief Information Security Officer for Dell Perot Systems. As virtualized services in cloud and utility computing technologies become more ubiquitous, they will drive an even deeper focus on security. A virtualized environment […]

How and Why Cloud Computing Will Change Outsourcing Services | Article

How and Why Cloud Computing Will Change Outsourcing Services | Article

Technology enables business change, but it doesn’t drive it. Jim Stikeleather, Chief Technology Officer at Dell Perot Systems, says change doesn’t happen unless there is an economic value. And that’s why cloud computing will make such a huge impact on outsourced services. It changes companies’ ability to consume IT. “This will create a very different […]

Predictions: Marketplace Turmoil and Change in How Outsourcing Relationships Work Over the Next Five Years | Article

Predictions: Marketplace Turmoil and Change in How Outsourcing Relationships Work Over the Next Five Years | Article

Getting from A to Z (from the current state of outsourcing relationships to the future state of how relationships will need to work in order to bring about the outcomes that buyers demand) is not an easy path, and some providers will fall away during that journey. In addition, cloud computing changes the entire picture. […]

Past and Future: Our List of Top Events in 2009 and Predictions for 2010 | Article

Past and Future: Our List of Top Events in 2009 and Predictions for 2010 | Article

This year we didn’t need a top 10 list of important past events and future predictions. The worst recession anyone still working can remember and its impact is our list. Our experts shared their sage assessments. Here’s what they think: Top Events of 2009: ACS: The global recession – pure and simple. The current downturn […]

Four Trends That are Changing Human Resources Outsourcing | Article

Four Trends That are Changing Human Resources Outsourcing | Article

Renewals are the big news in human resources outsourcing. Mohammed Haque, Vice President & Head of Enterprise Solutions Service practice at Genpact, estimates about $40 billion in contracts will come up for renewal from 2010-2012. How buyers go about renewals is about to change. Buyers are becoming “much more aggressive in going out and getting […]

Changes in BPO: How Technology Is Changing the Landscape | Article

Changes in BPO: How Technology Is Changing the Landscape | Article

In its day, offshoring created a tectonic change in outsourcing. Today, new trends are bubbling to the surface that will also create a sea change, especially for BPO. Today’s way of doing things may be destined for a dusty museum five years from now. Suppliers we interviewed predicted the following will alter BPO during the […]

Areas Where Outsourcing Will Grow in the Next Five Years | Article

Areas Where Outsourcing Will Grow in the Next Five Years | Article

Our experts predict several areas of the industry will experience significant growth over the next five years. Reverse outsourcing, verticalization, emerging markets, business analytics, healthcare, transportation, and ERP are some of the areas that will enjoy increased attention. Industry trends Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer, Kofax, says reverse outsourcing will pick up steam. This trend […]

Wipro Voice: Why Cloud Computing Is Here to Stay (Even Though No One Is Closing Their Data Centers Just Yet) | Article

Wipro Voice: Why Cloud Computing Is Here to Stay (Even Though No One Is Closing Their Data Centers Just Yet) | Article

Cloud computing may be the next game-changer in IT. Anand Ramakrishnan discusses how companies can use cloud computing. Is the public or private cloud the best option? Which functions will migrate? The Wipro expert has answers.

Enabling Offshored Call Centers to Move Back On Shore | Article

Enabling Offshored Call Centers to Move Back On Shore | Article

In the past, barriers to moving a call center back on shore included the high cost of staffing, training, technology, and terminating a contract early. Organizations can now handle their move back onshore cost-effectively and get up and running again quickly. Here’s how.

Mitigating Risk in the Race to the Cloud | Article

Mitigating Risk in the Race to the Cloud | Article

Ed Anderson, CompuCom’s new chief strategy officer, shares his insights on who should move to the cloud, when they should move, and why. He also discusses how racing a sailboat and World War II history taught him important leadership skills.

Cloud Computing and IT Transformation – What CIOs Need to Know | Event

Cloud Computing and IT Transformation – What CIOs Need to Know | Event

Download the handout from the free webinar by Patni Computer Systems Ltd on June 30, 2009.