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Mobility Shifting the Wave from Brand-centric to Customer-centric Retailing

Mobility Shifting the Wave from Brand-centric to Customer-centric Retailing

Two things are of key importance in the retail industry today: margins and customer loyalty. While better sourcing, operational efficiencies and market penetration can check margins, the answers to improving loyalty or even maintaining them are complex. Retailers are increasingly being forced towards tactical solutions, rewarding customers with “money-off” deals. Much of the concept of […]

New Connections App Completed by Outsourcing the Offshoring to the Ukraine | Article

New Connections App Completed by Outsourcing the Offshoring to the Ukraine | Article

Rance Clouser was at lunch and needed to get in touch STAT (that’s a hospital term meaning right away!) with a colleague (one of 35,000) he didn’t know that well. The vice president of IT for Advocate Health Care, the largest healthcare provider in Illinois, didn’t have the associate’s phone number in his cell phone. […]

Financial Services: Build those mobile apps before customers dial out | Article

Financial Services: Build those mobile apps before customers dial out | Article

Innovation unfolding by way of mobile application usage in the financial sector is not totally unexpected: an increasing number of customers are walking around with smart phones, transacting in virtual worlds, accessing information 24X7, changing market dynamics and providing unlimited opportunities. Time has literally begun to translate into money. ComScore (NASDAQ: SCOR)[i] reported earlier this year […]

The Six Warning Signs Your IT Operation Is At Risk | Article

The Six Warning Signs Your IT Operation Is At Risk | Article

It happens so slowly that you may not even notice what’s going on. A few extra steps to get around a problem here. An inefficiency or two there. A recurring help desk issue. A sluggish, outdated app. Minor inconveniences, right? “After all, we’re not a young IT enterprise anymore. So we’re a little sluggish on […]

Going Where No Company Had Ever Gone Before: The World’s Largest Procurement BPO Engagement Realizes Its Vision | Article

Going Where No Company Had Ever Gone Before: The World’s Largest Procurement BPO Engagement Realizes Its Vision | Article

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards—Best Financial Services: Deutsche Bank and Accenture “Working as one cohesive team, we over-delivered on our business case and we’re still on an upward trajectory. Eight years after initiating the largest procurement BPO engagement in the world, we’re here, we’re successful and it’s working.” Ken Litton, Managing Director, Chief Procurement Officer, Deutsche […]

Catapult Technology Understands the Mission to Provide Secure IT for the Department of Defense | Article

Catapult Technology Understands the Mission to Provide Secure IT for the Department of Defense | Article

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards – Best Partnership: US Army Information Technology Agency and Catapult Technology “We trust the Catapult team to pursue a solution without government intervention. They don’t have to wait to hear from us because we know they fix problems fast and provide backup documentation as a matter of course.” Gregg Meserve, […]

Remote Healthcare Device Monitoring and Analytics Boost Device Manufacturers’ Bottom Line | Article

Remote Healthcare Device Monitoring and Analytics Boost Device Manufacturers’ Bottom Line | Article

Wipro Voice: Remote Healthcare The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) is just one business change buffeting the manufacturers of healthcare devices (which includes everything from MRI machines to cardiac pacemakers.) Like most manufacturers, their markets are flattening and so are their profits; developments that are squeezing their bottom […]

“Let’s Go Shopping:” New Mobility Strategies Entice Consumers Back Into Physical Stores | Article

“Let’s Go Shopping:” New Mobility Strategies Entice Consumers Back Into Physical Stores | Article

“Let’s Go Shopping:” New Mobility Strategies Entice Consumers Back Into Physical Stores Why go to a store when you can purchase online? Thanks to innovative mobility strategies, consumers will soon have plenty of reasons. Instead of focusing efforts on lackluster mCommerce, retailers are now looking at mobility solutions as a means to enhance their customers’ […]

The Changing Healthcare Industry Is Changing IT | Article

The Changing Healthcare Industry Is Changing IT | Article

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards – Best Healthcare: Springhill Medical Center and Allscripts Outsourcing “Before Allscripts, IT was one of my biggest managerial headaches. Now it’s a huge feather in my cap.” Jeff St. Clair, president, Springhill Medical Center Definition: The buyer and service provider worked together to help the hospital and/or pharmaceutical company provide […]

Transforming the Way IT Does Business by Creating a Leaner Finance Function | Article

Transforming the Way IT Does Business by Creating a Leaner Finance Function | Article

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards — Best F&A/Procurement: AstraZeneca and Genpact “We felt we got a win-win when we penned the final contract.” Tony Glynn, senior director of transformation, AstraZeneca   Definition: The service provider worked with the client to improve its F&A and/or procurement process, which then positively impacted the client’s bottom line. Many […]

Cloud Platforms and Hacktivism: Have you secured your cloud today? | Article

Cloud Platforms and Hacktivism: Have you secured your cloud today? | Article

Hacktivism is one of the single-biggest threats to cloud adoption. Verizon’s latest Annual Data Breach Investigations looked at 855 data breaches in 2011 and reported that 3 percent of the breaches could be attributed to hacktivists[1]. The number may appear insignificant and may not elicit stress from CIOs. However, the fact that 56 percent of […]

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Facing IT Obsolescence, One Company Moves Infrastructure and Apps to the Cloud | Article

Facing IT Obsolescence, One Company Moves Infrastructure and Apps to the Cloud | Article

This is an all-too familiar situation for many companies in 2012: 1. They have old servers that are now becoming unreliable, putting their businesses at risk 2. They need to downsize to less office space 3. They want to trim payroll 4. They want to trim the total cost of maintenance One answer is: eliminate […]

New Market and Service Discoveries with Cloud and Mobility | Article

New Market and Service Discoveries with Cloud and Mobility | Article

How often have you heard that cloud is a great way to scale, keep the business agile and lower the cost of infrastructure? It’s the central theme of the cloud story everyone has memorized: Cloud offers near-infinite provisioning with a few mouse clicks (and the swipe of a credit card!) in a pay-as-you-go model. Few […]

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Mobility’s Coming of Age: All Grown Up and Changing Business for the Better

Mobility’s Coming of Age: All Grown Up and Changing Business for the Better

Before cloud, mobility was in its infancy—a means of obtaining email, calendar and contacts on the go. People who relied on desktop computers for communication were unchained. For salespeople, this was awesome. But, for the rest of us, the business apps we needed required too much processing power to travel with us. Then, along came […]

Business Applications Get the “Cool” Factor

Business Applications Get the “Cool” Factor

Admit it. We all loved getting emails on our Blackberries when mobility first burst on the scene. And back in the day (maybe four years ago), most of us thought of our smartphones as portable computer Mini Me’s, giving us things like mobile banking, mCommerce and a means to book a reservation or check for […]

A Merger, a Consolidation and a Transformation: The Critical First Steps | Article

A Merger, a Consolidation and a Transformation: The Critical First Steps | Article

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards – Best ITO: Towers Watson and Dell Services  “The biggest mistake companies make is picking a provider and then treating them like a vendor. You can hire the best company in the world, but if you don’t work with that provider as a team, you are going to fail.” John […]