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Underwriting a Successful Result | Article

Underwriting a Successful Result | Article

Before homebuyers can complete the transaction to purchase a home, they must demonstrate they have also arranged for homeowners insurance. Up until now, the process for obtaining that coverage was almost as arduous as finding the house in the first place…..

E-Procurement Evolving in Europe | Article

E-Procurement Evolving in Europe | Article

Vincenzo Marino worked for a company that used robots on an automobile industry assembly line. There, he watched as workers sat idle while the plant waited for a crucial part that someone had forgotten to order. Every time you make a mistake, the company loses time and money, observes Marino. In 1989 Marino left to join Unitec, an outsourcing supplier specializing in supply chain management and logistics. The company has two offices in Europe, one in Augsburg, Germany, the other in Saubaudia, Italy. Marino, the CEO, was determined to improve the process….

E-voking E-commerce E-mmediately | Article

E-voking E-commerce E-mmediately | Article

Companies today realize that if they want to stay in business they will have to enter the e-commerce fray. Specifically, they must embrace Internet Protocol (IP) based technologies. If you want to be in business, you need to be in e-business, says Elena Christopher, senior analyst at Gartner DataQuest in Egham, England…….

Liquid Information Gets Email Flowing | Article

Liquid Information Gets Email Flowing | Article

The Internet will be bigger than the world’s telephone networks by 2002. And email is the killer application on the Internet. As Frode Hegland sees it, there’s just one problem. Today you have to learn a lot about a computer to use it. Who cares about that? he asks.

ASP Calling | Article

ASP Calling | Article

Mixing an old economy company with a new economy company turned out to be the easy part. Getting every financial system to talk to everyone else’s was the tricky part. Fortunately, an ASP came calling. PTEK Holdings of Atlanta, Georgia started as a calling card company selling the now ubiquitous cards to road warriors, businesspeople who travel extensively for their companies. We’ve always targeted the mobile professional, says Mike Havener, vice president finance and accounting for PTEK. The company went public in 1996.

BPO Expanding the Telecom Industry | Article

BPO Expanding the Telecom Industry | Article

Responding to the need to address simultaneous and often rapid changes in the business environment, Nortel Networks a global leader in telephony, data, e-Business, and wireless solutions for the Internet has turned to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for business process outsourcing (BPO) services.

From the Gulf War to the Windy City | Article

From the Gulf War to the Windy City | Article

After moving soldiers during the Gulf War, retired General Gus Pagonis is now moving merchandise as senior vice president of logistics at Sears.

Extending the Reach of Outsourcing | Article

Extending the Reach of Outsourcing | Article

As the outsourcing industry heads into 1999, Richard Raysman, an attorney with the New York firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder and Steiner LLP, expects to see not only larger transactions, but an expansion of the services being outsourced.

Teaming Up with Go-To-Market Partners | Article

Teaming Up with Go-To-Market Partners | Article

While overall growth will continue throughout the outsourcing industry, functional outsourcing will play an even more dynamic role in reshaping the global marketplace, according to Scott Anderson, senior operating executive, Commercial Sector, MCI Systemhouse.

The Path to Strategic Outsourcing | Article

The Path to Strategic Outsourcing | Article

Strategic outsourcing is gaining strength in the marketplace. That migration, according to Scott Andersen, operating executive, commercial sector, MCI Systemhouse, has followed a path from the completely vertically integrated companies.

Relationship Management: Key to Success | Article

Relationship Management: Key to Success | Article

As Stan Lepeak, an analyst with Meta Group, looks at electronic commerce, he sees an extremely lucrative area for outsourcing, with a high percentage of applications being turned over to providers. That fact, said Lepeak, means that relationship management will play a key role in success or failure.

Networking: Ready for Lift-Off | Article

Networking: Ready for Lift-Off | Article

The burgeoning demand for increased flexibility and information exchange is driving a marketplace move to networking, according to Rick Roscitt, president and CEO of AT&T Solutions.

Specialization Thrives in the 90’s | Article

Specialization Thrives in the 90’s | Article

Specialization, once primarily the domain of physicians and attorneys, is spilling over into other fields in the ’90s. CPAs specialize. Writers specialize–even some dog groomers specialize in certain breeds. IT is no exception.