Manufacturing & Hi-tech

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, […]

Tying the Knot on Service Levels and Business Satisfaction | Article

Tying the Knot on Service Levels and Business Satisfaction | Article

While companies are striving to acquire greater economic benefits from its IT, business operation end users rarely are concerned about technology delivery costs. Internal customers’ concern is: will IT work when it is needed without disrupting business operations. If IT services are disrupted, it is difficult to assess penalties on an internal IT delivery organization […]

The Emergence of Enterprise Crowdsourcing | Article

The Emergence of Enterprise Crowdsourcing | Article

In 1999 professors at the University of California at Berkley launched a program called the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence ([email protected]). It brought together three million Internet-connected home computers that voluntarily ran a free screensaver-like program to analyze massive amounts of radio telescope data that no single computer could crunch. The program did this when […]

Business Innovation or Innovative IT? That Is the Question | Article

Business Innovation or Innovative IT? That Is the Question | Article

Innovation. It’s the watchword of the day and the aspiration of companies of all sizes, in nearly every industry. But, what exactly should companies be striving for: business innovation or innovative IT? The answer is a resounding, “yes.” By definition, business innovation is the creation of economic value—value for customers or a competitive advantage. That’s […]

Breaking the Ten Outsourcing Myths | Article

Breaking the Ten Outsourcing Myths | Article

We can’t run away from the fact that outsourcing is a huge and still-growing industry by itself. Just like banking is broken down into various specializations (savings, wealth management, investment banking and a lot of other things), so too can outsourcing be seen as one large jigsaw puzzle with many bits joining up to make […]

Cloud Sourcing Drives Innovation, Increases Efficiency and Reduces Cost | Article

Cloud Sourcing Drives Innovation, Increases Efficiency and Reduces Cost | Article

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards Winner BEST CLOUD: Take Two Interactive and Oracle “Oracle actually spends time understanding our business and our needs. They really listen, which means they bring things to the table that are meaningful to us.” John Hinkle, Chief Information Officer, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. When Take-Two Interactive Software’s ERP system could no […]

Superior Applications Services Help Manage Print-to-Digital Transformation | Article

Superior Applications Services Help Manage Print-to-Digital Transformation | Article

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards Winner BEST IT APPLICATIONS: Dex One and HCL “I’ve been in outsourcing engagements before, and our relationship with HCL America has definitely exceeded my expectations.” Eugene Kovnatsky, Vice President of Consumer Platforms Engineering, Dex One Dex One, a leading marketing services company in the United States, has approximately 1,500 dedicated marketing consultants […]

New UK Mobile Provider Rings Up Success by Outsourcing Before Go-Live | Article

New UK Mobile Provider Rings Up Success by Outsourcing Before Go-Live | Article

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards Winner BEST BUSINESS PROCESS: Giffgaff Ltd. And Firstsource Solutions “We knew they would be ideal bed fellows for us as they were willing, dynamic and hungry for success, both for themselves and our product.” Adele Shaw, head of member services, giffgaff Ltd. Definition: Both parties worked together to create and/or improve […]

Transforming Service Organizations to Next Generation Operations | White Paper

Transforming Service Organizations to Next Generation Operations | White Paper

Service organizations at manufacturing companies are rapidly evolving. This white paper charts how service organizations can transform themselves into a next generation operation, undergoing a metamorphosis from cost center to profit center. The survey found manufacturers expect their service operations to improve their relationships with their customers and even serve as a differentiator. This is […]

An Outsourcing Partnership That Had to Deliver — STAT

An Outsourcing Partnership That Had to Deliver — STAT

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Award BEST TRANSITION: Daughters of Charity Health Systems and Dell. “We had six months to recreate what we needed to operate our healthcare facilities. For us, the transition really was a critical situation.” Richard Hutsell, Vice President and CIO, Daughters of Charity Health Systems  A typical IT transition is stressful enough. But, […]

A Virtual Hotbed of Outsourcing Innovation at Procter & Gamble | Article

A Virtual Hotbed of Outsourcing Innovation at Procter & Gamble | Article

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards MOST INNOVATIVE: The Procter & Gamble Company and Accenture “We’ve married P&G’s knowledge with Accenture’s expertise to create a partnership in which one plus one equals five.” Patrick Kern, Director of Business Intelligence, Global Business Services (GBS), The Procter & Gamble Company It is hard to imagine anyone on planet Earth […]

Collaboration, Communication and Trust Keeps the Boeing-Aon Hewitt Partnership Flying High | Article

Collaboration, Communication and Trust Keeps the Boeing-Aon Hewitt Partnership Flying High | Article

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards BEST PARTNERSHIP: The Boeing Company and Aon Hewitt  “It’s not just about giving honest feedback. To be a good partner, you have to be willing to get honest feedback, go to the reflection pool and take a close look at what your own organization needs to change.” Debra Bodhaine Senior Manager, […]

When T-Mobile US, Inc. Needed a Partner to Streamline Billing, Improve Efficiency and Create a Continuum of Process Improvement, Amdocs Answered the Call

When T-Mobile US, Inc. Needed a Partner to Streamline Billing, Improve Efficiency and Create a Continuum of Process Improvement, Amdocs Answered the Call

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards BEST CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: T-Mobile US, Inc. and Amdocs “Although outsourcing is a partnership, you have to make sure that you, as the customer, maintain control.” Habib Sarkis, Vice President, IT Operations and Support, T-Mobile US, Inc.   You’d be hard-pressed to find another industry that is more competitive or moves at […]

Is a Culture Clash Affecting Your Bottom Line? Find Out, Then Fix It from the Cloud | Article

Is a Culture Clash Affecting Your Bottom Line? Find Out, Then Fix It from the Cloud | Article

This year a hospital administrator at a busy hospital in Henderson, Nevada had emergency room patients transported by ambulance to a less busy hospital nearby so he could put more profitable surgery patients in the available beds. The physicians in the hospital revolted because they felt the practice could harm the patients even though his […]

Top 5 Predictions for Innovation in Cloud | Article

Top 5 Predictions for Innovation in Cloud | Article

Experts have said it for long time, but users were skeptical. Perhaps users were not even listening. Cloud is secure. Experts even said that most organizations do not have the skills or budgets to create the kind of security that giant cloud providers do. It is 2013, and everyone has figured out that security isn’t […]