Innovation

Top Ten Reasons Why Outsourcing Fails | White Paper

Top Ten Reasons Why Outsourcing Fails | White Paper

The rich and long history of outsourcing—now around 200 years if you consider outsourcing for agriculture, manufacturing, accounting and now medical opinion—has evolved to be a more complex process over the years. Today’s outsourcing is for tasks that are mission critical for enterprises worldwide. These include outsourcing for high-end tasks such as product design and […]

Global Collaboration – It’s a Small World

Global Collaboration – It’s a Small World

Some topics stand the test of time … this is one of them. We start the year with resolutions in mind, setting goals and focusing on our teams. With half of 2015 behind us, it’s time to check out your progress. On track to meet those goals? Keeping teams in the loop and collaborating to […]

Lifting the Winner’s Curse

Lifting the Winner’s Curse

Unlike most auctions, both buyers and service provicers in an IT outsourcing transaction pay if the winning service provider offered an irrational price to get the deal. Stephen Dunn offers tips to buyers on how to avoid the winner’s curse.

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Robotics, Analytics or Multi-channel enagagement? This report explores the innovative practices businesses are implementing in their outsourcing agreements. It is based on 100 in-depth interviews with senior outsourcing buyers. More than four fifths (83%) of buyers say they have experienced innovation in their outsourcing relationships Nine in ten (92%) say their outsourcing partners want to […]

The Six and a Half Things You Really Need to Know About Outsourcing | White Paper

The Six and a Half Things You Really Need to Know About Outsourcing | White Paper

Outsourcing may be one of the most complex topics in business today. Amazon.com lists almost six thousand book titles on the topic. In comparison, rocket science earns only 2,500 entries on Amazon’s list. If you are considering outsourcing or are on an outsourcing taskforce you must be wondering what the important bits are. You will […]

Adding Autonomics to Outsourcing

Adding Autonomics to Outsourcing

The concept of robots running the data center may sound like the plot to a blockbuster Hollywood movie, but CIOs should give serious consideration to adding autonomics to their outsourcing contracts.  Today, top notch providers are augmenting their arsenal with operational and business process automation to deliver even greater client benefits. Since 2012, industry observers […]

Ford Drives Automotive Infotainment via Innovative Outsourcing

Ford Drives Automotive Infotainment via Innovative Outsourcing

2014 Outsourcing Excellence Awards Most Innovative Ford Motor Company and Luxoft  “We’ve used outsourcing at Ford for many years, but this project delivered several firsts for our product development team—a partnership with global provider Luxoft and an automotive infotainment breakthrough.”          Julius Marchwicki, Global Product Manager Outsourcing is not new to Ford Motor Company, a […]

Nothing’s Too Far-Fetched for FAO

Nothing’s Too Far-Fetched for FAO

Far from being just a boring extension of a company’s financial team, the FAO industry is becoming a game-changer by contributing profitability and efficiency. Finance and Accounting Outsourcing or FAO, as it is commonly known, started out years ago for routine general accounting and transaction management including handling of account receivables and payables management. But […]

The Transformative Power and Potential Perils of 3D Printing—and What It All Means to Outsourcing

The Transformative Power and Potential Perils of 3D Printing—and What It All Means to Outsourcing

It almost seems like something from a science fiction movie; a brainchild of a clever writer or the product of a young child’s fertile imagination. But, 3D printing is very real indeed, with the power to completely transform manufacturing, health care, engineering and retail—from the way parts and products are designed and produced to the […]

First Class Outsourcing Lessons from the Third World

First Class Outsourcing Lessons from the Third World

Markets are becoming interconnected. Cloud, virtualization, mobility and social media are changing how people work and interact. These technologies are transforming how goods and services are created and distributed. They are restructuring how manufacturers price their products, what they choose to produce and what they invest in. But the most significant change has become apparent […]

Deal Dynamics—Outsourcing Models That Will Thrive in 2014

Deal Dynamics—Outsourcing Models That Will Thrive in 2014

In 1984, Wendy’s coined the slogan “Where’s the beef?” For outsourcers, the answer in 2014 is unanimous—it’s business outcomes. Gone are the days of labor arbitrage. “Technology is changing so fast that the focus is now on outcome-based models where value is driven from measuring business impacts and linked to compensation,” predicts Lalit Dhingra, President […]

Open Hybrid Clouds: The Best of Both Worlds

Open Hybrid Clouds: The Best of Both Worlds

Everyone loves hybrid models. Who doesn’t want the best of both worlds? IT organizations everywhere crave “a little bit of this and a little bit of that” approach to spread their risk. They want to keep control over infrastructure, business critical apps, data and processes that help preserve IP or enable a competitive edge while […]

Get More Bang for Your Buck: Do’s and Don’ts in Formulating Cloud Computing Contracts

Get More Bang for Your Buck: Do’s and Don’ts in Formulating Cloud Computing Contracts

In late September, high-profile cloud storage start up Nirvanix told its customers to stop replicating data on its servers and migrate to other providers like Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and Amazon S3. For several reasons, Nirvanix, sitting on a tidy $70 million in funding, was shutting down . Users had until October 15 to download […]

15 Top ITaaS Do’s and Don’ts for Enterprises

15 Top ITaaS Do’s and Don’ts for Enterprises

The IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) model began as a way of provisioning IT services, infrastructure and support for businesses that did not really understand how to create or run IT services. The ITaaS model does this at scale in a cost-effective and predictable manner. Put another way, ITaaS is a pay-as-you-go model aimed at SMBs who want […]