Manufacturing & Hi-tech

Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange: The Rx for an Ailing Healthcare System | White Paper

Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange: The Rx for an Ailing Healthcare System | White Paper

With the new administration’s focus on improving healthcare, the key question is how to create a system that both reduces costs and improves patient care? Chris Deelsnyder, head of ACS’ Government Healthcare, says a technology solution is to create electronic healthcare records that follow the patient wherever they seek care. Click here to download this […]

Eastern European Trends in Software Outsourcing Services | Article

Eastern European Trends in Software Outsourcing Services | Article

Software service providers in Eastern Europe are at a crossroads. Here’s a view of the current and future perspectives, advice on selecting a provider, and how to tell if an outsourcing provider is a follower or a leader.

Impact of Service Provider Selection Criteria on Transition/Migration Challenges | Article

Impact of Service Provider Selection Criteria on Transition/Migration Challenges | Article

Our study of the relationships nominated for Outsourcing Excellence Awards in 2008 reveals important findings regarding the impact of service provider selection criteria on the ease and challenges during the transition phase or IT implementation. The study clearly reveals some buyers’ strategies cause the opposite of the intended outcome.

Consolidating Health Care with One Provider Nets Chip Manufacturer Millions in Savings | Article

Consolidating Health Care with One Provider Nets Chip Manufacturer Millions in Savings | Article

Freescale Semiconductor was the semiconductor chip manufacturing unit of Motorola until it was spun off in 2004.That forced the in-house Health and Wellness team to rethink the way it was offering health care benefits. The manufacturer had to create a compelling offer for existing employees while attracting new employees and retaining those who had worked at Motorola and were used to good benefits. Outsourcing to Hewitt solved the problem.

Sign Manufacturer Cuts Manufacturing Costs in Half by Outsourcing to China | Article

Sign Manufacturer Cuts Manufacturing Costs in Half by Outsourcing to China | Article

Creative Mailbox and Sign Design outsourced to a Chinese supplier. But things didn’t work well. Switching suppliers solved the problem. BaySource Global, the new Chinese supplier, now not only tweaks the manufacturer’s products but has come up with processes that slashed time to market for new products.

Editor’s Corner: Sudip Banerjee, Larsen &Toubro Infotech Ltd | Article

Sudip Banerjee is the CEO of L&T Infotech, which NASSCOM rated as one of the 10 top software and services exporters. Banerjee was a member of the founding team at Wipro. He reminisces about the early days, explains why he still believes India is the number-one offshore location today, and shares what he learned from the life of India’s past president.

SaaS Enables Next-Generation Inter-Warehouse Inventory Visibility for Supply Chain Management and 3PL Industry | Article

SaaS Enables Next-Generation Inter-Warehouse Inventory Visibility for Supply Chain Management and 3PL Industry | Article

The SaaS model has now been applied to a supply chain, warehousing, and inventory management solution. It’s cost-effective, flexible, has a quick implementation, and resolves all the challenges that 3PLs and their customers face.

Outsourcing Becomes a Rock Star for Jay-Z’s Clothing Line | Article

Outsourcing Becomes a Rock Star for Jay-Z’s Clothing Line | Article

Outsourcing made the Rocawear mo’ money, to quote a Jay-Z song. The outsourcing partnership grew the brand from $600,000 in sales to $10 million in seven years, doubling the business the first year. And in today’s plummeting economy, sales are up dramatically over last year. Read why.

How Outsourcing Helped John Wiley’s IT Department Keep the Business Going During an Acquisition | Article

How Outsourcing Helped John Wiley’s IT Department Keep the Business Going During an Acquisition | Article

Three years ago book publisher John Wiley & Sons was about to purchase Blackwell Publishers. The acquisition created a challenging situation for Wiley’s IT department: it had to keep its other businesses going before, during, and after the acquisition. But the publisher didn’t want to grow its internal IT staff. Offshoring was the answer.

Business Transformation Outsourcing Circa 2009 | Article

Business Transformation Outsourcing Circa 2009 | Article

2009 should be a busy year for transformation, according to our experts. This story explains how business transformation outsourcing will impact buyers, suppliers, and the deals themselves. It also includes a formula for success in today’s business climate.

New Impacts on Outsourcing in 2009 | Article

New Impacts on Outsourcing in 2009 | Article

New influences on outsourcing in 2009 include such factors as SOA, green IT, and the convergence of technology and business processes. Each will impact the value proposition and decision making. Here are the insights that will help to prepare your company for these impacts.

Changes in Outsourcing Will Impact the Way Buyers Make Decisions in 2009 | Article

Changes in Outsourcing Will Impact the Way Buyers Make Decisions in 2009 | Article

Companies are facing new considerations in their decision making at different points in the life cycle of outsourcing. Pricing models, controllability of offshored work, managing outsourcing relationships, and a new source of value creation will impact decisions in 2009. But the biggest impact on decision making will come from a watershed event regarding platform BPO, which occurred in 2008. Here’s what you need to know to be ready for outsourcing decisions in these aspects.

Upcoming Changes in IT Infrastructure Outsourcing | Article

Upcoming Changes in IT Infrastructure Outsourcing | Article

The industry is now beginning to approach infrastructure from a stronger process orientation. This will dynamically alter the value proposition, offerings, pricing, and other aspects of infrastructure management. It is also causing infrastructure process reengineering. Here are the insights you need for outsourcing infrastructure over the next few years.

Game Changers in HR Outsourcing and Talent Management | Article

Game Changers in HR Outsourcing and Talent Management | Article

HRO and talent management processes are taking some dramatic turns. Here are the insights you need to know about what’s happening with the value proposition in both of these areas and how decision-making needs to be altered going forward.

Innovation and Economy: Trends Impacting Initial Stages of Outsourcing | Article

Innovation and Economy: Trends Impacting Initial Stages of Outsourcing | Article

The U.S. economic problems have impacted outsourcing in several ways, as has the increased focus on innovation and R&D in outsourcing arrangements. Both are affecting the initial stages of outsourcing decisions. Here’s a look at these trends and how they may affect your company.

2008’s Landmark Events and What They Auger for 2009 | Article

2008’s Landmark Events and What They Auger for 2009 | Article

What a year! The U.S. economy changed radically. Industry consolidation became the hallmark of the supplier landscape. Here’s what happened, along with some guesses about how these events might impact the industry in the next 12 to 24 months.