How healthcare providers are cutting costs and improving patient care by integrating IMS, Compliance, Business Intelligence and Mobility solutions According to Gartner, the pace and magnitude of IT-enabled changes in the healthcare sector will increase dramatically during this decade. Highly available, aware and responsive infrastructures are fast becoming the focus of CIOs, with attention shifting […]
Robotics, Analytics or Multi-channel enagagement? This report explores the innovative practices businesses are implementing in their outsourcing agreements. It is based on 100 in-depth interviews with senior outsourcing buyers. More than four fifths (83%) of buyers say they have experienced innovation in their outsourcing relationships Nine in ten (92%) say their outsourcing partners want to […]
Outsourcing may be one of the most complex topics in business today. Amazon.com lists almost six thousand book titles on the topic. In comparison, rocket science earns only 2,500 entries on Amazon’s list. If you are considering outsourcing or are on an outsourcing taskforce you must be wondering what the important bits are. You will […]
Outsourcing buyers and service providers are now shining a spotlight on Latin America. “It’s been a slow-growing industry over the last 10 years. But interest has picked up in the last year or two,” reports Mark Melas, regional director, Jones Lang LaSalle, a professional services and investment management company offering specialized real estate services, including […]
Data continues to proliferate across all industries, making it necessary for organizations of all types to optimize their data center operations and develop data center management strategies in order to operate efficiently, remain competitive and successfully leverage their data. Read this white paper to learn how and why today’s organizations are currently approaching data center […]
Flexibility started early. This was a ground-breaking contract in 1999. With no paradigm, it didn’t take long for the two to realize they made a mistake in scope. Flexibility allowed a 180-degree term. Eleven years later the relationship is going strong, thanks to its flexibility.
Océ Business Services has handled its share of emergencies for Verizon Wireless, including the anthrax scare after 9/11 and the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. And its improved processes have generated savings of $1.5 million rather than the projected $300,000 – exceeding expectationss by 500 percent. Read why this relationship succeeds.
Every penny counts. CA restructured 30 offices worldwide in just 90 days. The savings went to the bottom line when the company reported its year-end results to Wall Street.
Baxter International found itself at the mercy of market forces in late 2003 as deregulation took over the energy industry. The fluctuations created financial pain. Fortunately, Baxter had the Rx close at hand: its longtime Facilities Management (FM) provider, CB Richard Ellis.
We decided to move as many resources to education as possible. We really wanted to make a change from a 38-year-old system, states Pam Brown, Director of Facilities & Asset Management for the Portland Public School District (PPSD). The district’s facilities management processes –with its schools’ custodial services being contracted out to a local union — had been in place for 38 years when the decision to outsource was made in 2002.
Facilities and real estate management processes are a highly specialized set of services that can make all the difference in building effective tenant relationships. Since Travelers occupies some buildings as a tenant but is the landlord in others, it sees clear benchmarking differentiation. Read why this leading financial institution enjoys a significant competitive advantage because it outsources these processes.
Sometimes the source for efficiencies, cost savings and innovation is in the buyer’s own back yard.
Communication of timely, correct information is critical when a disaster like 9/11 strikes. Two Seattle-based outsourcing firms banded together to provide Web-based communication for facilities managers that helped one Washington, D.C. firm weather the terrorist attacks.
Facility management service providers are fighting buyer perception that their services should be priced like a commodity. But there’s opportunity for niche players.
Manufacturers are increasingly willing to spend money on outsourcing to save money. Old skill sets are disappearing, making the cost of finding the right talent a primary driver in choosing outsourcing.