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International Outsourcing: The Legal View of What’s Different | Article

International Outsourcing: The Legal View of What’s Different | Article

International outsourcing involves complexity and risks not found in typical domestic outsourcing. These risks are cultural, political, financial, technological, managerial and legal. Ultimately, these multiple international risks show up in the process of drafting, negotiating and enforcing the contract. Freedom of contract varies according to the governing laws and attacking the legal issues requires initiatives from the beginning.

By May 1, 1999 Read More →
Information Technology: The Lifeblood of an Organization | Article

Information Technology: The Lifeblood of an Organization | Article

Leslie Willcocks of Oxford University discusses the rising market trend toward outsourcing IT.

The Dynamics of Outsourcing in Australia | Article

The Dynamics of Outsourcing in Australia | Article

Although information technology did not occupy the place it deserved in party platforms during Australia’s September 1998 election, IT was brought to the public forefront by industry bodies. Australia is currently at a critical juncture of its multi-billion-dollar outsourcing industry, and the general concensus is that reform is needed.

Straight A’s Report Card | Article

Straight A’s Report Card | Article

Grading the performance levels, strategies, and success of government services outsourcing suppliers, MAXIMUS is out front with straight A’s. The company was selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten Best Small Companies in America for 1999..

The End of the Cold War, The Start of a Relationship | Article

The End of the Cold War, The Start of a Relationship | Article

The Emergence of the Network. Outsourcing of the network management function is not yet as widespread as Information Technology (IT) outsourcing. However, that situation is changing as networks assume more and more importance in networks.

The UK Perspective | Article

The UK Perspective | Article

As Richard Lister, head of the IT Outsourcing Group at the London-based Berwin Leighton law firm, looks at the U.K., he sees a maturing outsourcing market which he expects to be driven by three major trends in 1999.

Y2K and Beyond | Article

Y2K and Beyond | Article

The outsourcing industry is heading into a ‘somewhat turbulent’ year, driven by the center stage positioning of Y2K issues, realizations that will arise from that work, and an unpredictable economy. That is the opinion of Doug Mellinger, CEO, PRT Group.

Renewed Focus on Financial Performance | Article

Renewed Focus on Financial Performance | Article

As the outsourcing industry heads into the final year of the century, growth will be driven by a blending of the traditional and newer segments of the industry, according to Donna Crane, vice president, marketing, Systems and Computer Technology Corp. (SCT).

The Elements of Success | Article

The Elements of Success | Article

As many organizations are moving into their second and third generation of Information Technology (IT) outsourcing, they are looking beyond cost reduction to significant business advantage in their outsourcing relationships.

Outsourcing: The First Option | Article

Outsourcing: The First Option | Article

International Outsourcing: Outsourcing: The First Option–Customers considering a move into the international marketplace should rank outsourcing as their number one option to support that growth. That bold statement sums up industry analyst Michael Corbett’s view of the role of outsourcing in the booming global marketplace.

EURO: Ready or Not, Here It Comes | Article

EURO: Ready or Not, Here It Comes | Article

On January 1, 1999, eleven member countries of the European Union (EU) will adopt the Euro as their common currency. This move has complex implications for outsourcing in Europe. It will affect existing and new contracts and, more fundamentally, have an impact on the market structure.

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A Perfect Fit… | Article

A Perfect Fit… | Article

Most Visionary Relationship: Beaumont Hospital and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Like most health care delivery organizations, Beaumont Hospital is under constant pressure from the government and insurance companies to find new ways to reduce costs.

Navigating Past the Legal Pitfalls | Article

The European Theater is primed and ready for growth in Information Technology (IT) outsourcing. Total European IT outsourcing is estimated at around $15 billion in 1997, and with firms fueled by the need to concentrate on their core competencies, that figure is expected to rise to around $27 billion in 2001.

By August 1, 1997 Read More →