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Five Big Myths About Managing Applications in the Cloud

Five Big Myths About Managing Applications in the Cloud

Say the word ‘cloud’ and the energy in the room instantly increases. People move to the edge of their chairs.  Eyes light up and more often than not, lively conversation ensues. This excitement is not unfounded. Cloud computing is one of the biggest things to disrupt  the IT industry in decades; and a delivery model […]

Big Data Trends 2014: New Uses, New Challenges, New Solutions

Big Data Trends 2014: New Uses, New Challenges, New Solutions

It’s hard to find a business enabler that’s evolving as quickly as Big Data analytics. This undisputed darling of the loyalty program and retail world has now infiltrated nearly every industry, from transportation and healthcare to insurance and supply chain management. It’s the catalyst for a new marketing mindset, where targeted offers are not only […]

RPO Providers Debunk 14 Outsourcing Myths

RPO Providers Debunk 14 Outsourcing Myths

Almost 40 years after Ross Perot launched outsourcing by offering to take over a company’s IT, outsourcing has become an accepted business practice. Yet it’s surprising how much resistance there still is in the market. The Outsourcing Center asked recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and recruitment technology service providers why they believe companies still refuse to […]

The Flexi-pricing Route to Cloud Innovation

The Flexi-pricing Route to Cloud Innovation

A wealthy looking woman entered an optician’s shop, pointed to a very stylish frame and declared to the shopkeeper, “I’d like to buy that. How much?” Gauging at a glance her capacity to pay, he replied: “$500.”  When she didn’t bat an eyelid, he added quickly, “for the frame.” “And the glass?” she asked haughtily. […]

Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud: A SMAC in the Face for Industrial-Age Business Models

Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud: A SMAC in the Face for Industrial-Age Business Models

It’s no secret that our mobile devices and social networks are rapidly transforming our relationships with people and data. Analytics have driven customer intimacy to previously impossible levels; the cloud has irrevocably changed the way we store and share information. A report from Forrester Research declares that by 2016, we will have 10 billion mobile […]

Do You Really Want to Outsource Customer Experience Management (CEM)?

Do You Really Want to Outsource Customer Experience Management (CEM)?

If you’re considering outsourcing your Customer Experience Management (CEM) or already outsource all or part of your CEM, it’s time to be sure you’re not doing more harm than good. In today’s always on, device-crazed world, service providers are constantly challenged to win and more importantly, satisfy their customers in an effort to reduce churn. […]

Let Your Approach to Transition Be an Easy One

Let Your Approach to Transition Be an Easy One

You have developed a sourcing strategy to engage a capable service partner for delivery of IT or business process services.  You hired a reputable advisor to consult with your team to guide you through the sourcing strategy – developing and issuing the RFP, proposal evaluation, partner selection and now preparing for the transition and the […]

What to Outsource in the 24×7 Marketing Age

What to Outsource in the 24×7 Marketing Age

The digital age has changed customer DNA forever. They have no patience with 9 to 5 and they’re shredding the concept of after-hours and weekends. They have a voice, and that voice demands to be heard whenever, wherever. Working hours, what’s that? Banks—previously such strict observers of “working hours” all over the globe—have risen to […]

Virtusa — Accelerating Business Outcomes | Service Provider

Virtusa — Accelerating Business Outcomes | Service Provider

Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTU) is a global IT services company that combines innovation, technology leadership and industry solutions to transform the customer experience. Virtusa provides a broad range of IT consulting, systems implementation and application outsourcing services through an optimized global delivery model. Through our industry leading platforming process, Virtusa focuses on delivering business results […]

The Biggest Hiring Mistakes CIOs Make and How to Avoid Them

The Biggest Hiring Mistakes CIOs Make and How to Avoid Them

In companies large and small, the role of IT has dramatically changed. Instead of a cost center, it has become a business enabler—a problem solver charged with both innovation and keeping the underlying infrastructure running. At the same time, multi-sourcing with a variety of providers is now the norm. In the future, a mid-size company […]

The One Big Mistake Companies Make When Selecting Cloud Providers

The One Big Mistake Companies Make When Selecting Cloud Providers

Here’s the scenario: you’re reviewing cloud providers—asking all of the tough questions, complete with exhaustive discussions on security, agility and price. You sign on the dotted line, deploy and feel pretty good about your choices. A few months later, reality strikes. You forgot to ask about the one vital thing that could transform your cloud […]

Current Challenges of eProcurement

Current Challenges of eProcurement

As manufacturing and businesses turn global, many organizations find themselves locked into two types of procurement practices: one set is struggling with Ariba, BasWAre, ePlus, PeopleSoft, Oracle or SAP type e-Procurement implementations while the other has direct material sourcing and procurement processes they have developed—and which are now inadequate—over the last decade or so. They […]

Consero Study Finds Short-Term Goals Often Undermine Long-Term Outsourcing Initiatives

Consero Study Finds Short-Term Goals Often Undermine Long-Term Outsourcing Initiatives

For at least a decade, an outsourcing industry undercurrent has been that companies, wittingly or unwittingly, undermine outsourcing’s long-term value by pursuing short-term savings. A May 2013 survey by Consero Group LLC quantifies that perception. Consero’s “2013 Shared Services & Outsourcing Data Survey: Facts & Analysis” study found a majority of shared services and outsourcing […]

Is Your IT Vision 20/20 or Do You Need Corrective Lenses? Take the Test Here

Is Your IT Vision 20/20 or Do You Need Corrective Lenses? Take the Test Here

It has happened to the best of us. We think our vision is just fine, thank you, until our annual eye exam.  In one fell swoop, we discover that our outlook has been a little blurry. That we were missing the detail, the fine print, the leaves on the tree, and who knows what else […]

Five Market Trends in Mobility and Semiconductors

Five Market Trends in Mobility and Semiconductors

“Innovation is exploding in the semiconductor business because of mobile devices,” says Arvind, leader of Wipro’s global semiconductor business. Why? Because consumers are becoming choosy. “Companies have to keep up with consumers’ expectations. If they don’t, they will become irrelevant,” adds the Wipro executive. Three underlying market demands are creating the five trends. The three […]

Decreasing Delivery Headaches with Outsourcing Supply Chain Management

Decreasing Delivery Headaches with Outsourcing Supply Chain Management

Six major changes are shaping supply chains of tomorrow: globalization, demand sensing and planning, collaboration with providers to enable innovation, shrinking product life cycles, and increased pressure from competition and product retirement compulsions and innovations that are cropping up as remanufacturing. Efficiently addressing these factors ensures higher value to the customer. Unfortunately for many organizations, […]