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Can Cognizant fix US healthcare with TriZetto?

Can Cognizant fix US healthcare with TriZetto?

Cognizant has made an earth-shattering commitment to the US healthcare industry via the acquisition of TriZetto for $2.7B in cash, making this the largest single commitment to the fast-growing US healthcare market. TriZetto is a privately-held provider of healthcare IT software and solutions based in Englewood, CO. According to the press release, Francisco D’Souza, CEO […]

Is Your Maintenance & Support Approach Making Your IT Sick?

Is Your Maintenance & Support Approach Making Your IT Sick?

Rx for World Class Support: A Dose of Prediction Leads to Problem Prevention I just returned from a fantastic week on Italy’s Amalfi Coast to celebrate my mother’s birthday!  A trip that we’d talked about for years, planned last minute in April and started to regret in May. How could anyone regret a trip to […]

Crushing the 10 Outsourcing Myths

Crushing the 10 Outsourcing Myths

Outsourcing continues to be a huge and multi-dimensional industry all by itself. In India alone, over 2.8M people work in outsourcing providing services to the US and western countries, and over 9M additional people are employed as a direct result of the outsourcing industry. Given the size and scale, it’s often hard to see the […]

Wearable Technology, Corporate Wellness Programs and the Future of Healthcare

Wearable Technology, Corporate Wellness Programs and the Future of Healthcare

Welcome to the age of the Quantified Self; an era of physical enlightenment, fueled by the onslaught of wearable health monitoring devices. These wristbands, watches and high-tech apparel track everything from footsteps and heart rates to sleep patterns and stress levels—creating biological “selfies,” delivered straight to smartphone on cue. From out of nowhere, wearable fitness […]

Transforming Pharma through Big Data and Analytics

Transforming Pharma through Big Data and Analytics

The global Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries are in turmoil. While top blockbusters are going off-patent, the decades-long decline in R&D productivity continues and peak sales of launched products are declining. However, it’s not all bad news. The availability of new big data sources and technologies holds the promise to fundamentally transform the Pharma industry. Explore […]

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, […]

Ten Key Questions for Developing an Effective Service-Level Agreement

Ten Key Questions for Developing an Effective Service-Level Agreement

Service-level agreements (SLAs) have become a common part of outsourcing, cloud and other managed services agreements.  SLAs can allow customers to: •    Secure commitments to performance as measured against agreed metrics •    Create an incentive for suppliers to consistently meet those commitments, and •    Obtain options to take action to correct deficient performance However, a […]

ATOS signs a new 5-year global outsourcing contract with RTE

News Release Cloud computing and virtualisation, a ground-breaking approach for transformation in a complex environment Paris, July2, 2014. Atos, an international IT services company, today announced it has been awarded a global IT outsourcing contract by Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE). The 5-year contract will enable work to be carried out on development of the […]

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Direct Accenture Federal Services in Additional Enhancements to the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

News Release Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Direct Accenture Federal Services in Additional Enhancements to the Federally Facilitated Marketplace ARLINGTON, Va.; July 1, 2014 – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Accenture Federal Services (AFS) have agreed to an additional contract award for enhancements to the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) […]

Xerox Helps South Carolina Provide Speedy, Convenient Delivery of Government Assistance

News Release NORWALK, Conn. — Xerox (NYSE: XRX) will work with the South Carolina Department of Social Services to simplify the delivery of government assistance to nearly half a million South Carolinians. Under a $51 million, seven-year contract, Xerox will provide 420,000 South Carolina residents access to benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) […]

REAAL N.V. selects TCS as its Strategic IT Partner

News Release Amsterdam | Mumbai, June 25, 2014: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions firm, has been selected by Dutch insurance firm, REAAL N.V., to develop and modernize the mainframe applications and service the company’s ‘life insurance’ portfolio. The five-year engagement will be focused on building a scalable and best-in-class […]

Capgemini signs contract with Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration

News Release Paris, Oslo, 1 July 2014 – Capgemini Norge AS, part of the Capgemini Group, one of the world’s foremost providers of technology, outsourcing and consulting services has been awarded the contract for managing and developing The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV)’s financial systems. The contract has a value of approximately 30 million […]

Banco Popular and IBM Sign Strategic IT Agreement

News Release MADRID, Spain – 01 Jul 2014: Banco Popular has signed a strategic outsourcing agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to help the bank transform its technology infrastructure, including its private cloud. The bank expects to increase efficiency and flexibility as part of its growth strategy.  The agreement may result in an accumulated savings of […]

ISS Selects Cognizant for Finance & Accounting Business Process Services to Enhance Quality and Reduce Costs

News Release Jun 26, 2014 3:00am COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) today announced that it has been selected by ISS, a leading global provider of facility services, to provide Finance & Accounting (F&A) business process services for ISS’ business in the Nordic region, spanning order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, and record-to-report, to help […]