Mobility

The Do’s and Don’ts of Payroll Outsourcing | Article

The Do’s and Don’ts of Payroll Outsourcing | Article

Payroll outsourcing is an excellent way to improve accuracy, streamline processes and offload time-consuming, often tedious tasks to a proven specialist. While the service is designed to simplify life for the client company (and the people in it), without careful planning or adherence to some best practices, the whole thing can get a little complicated. […]

ITO Infrastructure: Headaches and Hot Buttons | Article

ITO Infrastructure: Headaches and Hot Buttons | Article

When asked about current ITO infrastructure challenges, industry experts opened the floodgates, revealing that they’ve been inundated by a tsunami of customer demands for 24/7 IT infrastructure speed and agility. “The consumer market and increased awareness of sourcing have triggered the expectation of 100 percent availability of infrastructure services, as well as uniform speed,” remarks […]

2012: A Bumpy Ride For BPO | Article

2012: A Bumpy Ride For BPO | Article

2012 was a year that brought significant challenges for the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, and in 2013, customers are sending service providers a clear message: they now expect far more than just cost savings from a BPO engagement. So what’s going on? Abid Ali Neemuchwala of TCS, an IT services, consulting and business solutions […]

Mix-and-Match Assets: How to Ensure You’re Buying True Business Outcomes | Article

Mix-and-Match Assets: How to Ensure You’re Buying True Business Outcomes | Article

If you’re like many companies that are outsourcing business processes and evaluating your technology options, then you’re probably buying products and services separately. In other words, whether you’re outsourcing Accounts Payable, Order Management or any other process, your provider would typically deliver a made-from-scratch product topped with best practices and complementary services to meet your […]

Fabric Data Centers: The End of Complex, Expensive and Inefficient Infrastructure | Article

Fabric Data Centers: The End of Complex, Expensive and Inefficient Infrastructure | Article

What’s new in the data center? Last year, the buzz was around “fabric data centers” as organizations began to worry about costs. Did it make sense to have dedicated and expensive network, computing and storage resources around applications even if the IT infrastructure was outsourced? Could IT infrastructure costs be brought down? CIOs were under […]

Beyond Automation: The Importance of Human Analytics in Social Media Monitoring | Article

Beyond Automation: The Importance of Human Analytics in Social Media Monitoring | Article

Mobile networking. Online games. Social computing. As personal and professional worlds collide, social media is generating huge amounts of unstructured data that’s brimming with business insights — from consumer preferences to competitor activities. That’s why many companies are using social media monitoring tools to “listen” to these conversations. These automated tools — from firms such […]

What is Outsourcing? It’s Our Past, Present and Future | Article

What is Outsourcing? It’s Our Past, Present and Future | Article

Outsourcing is not a new or alien phenomenon. Almost every organization outsources some aspect of its business. A paint company may outsource the manufacture of its paint cans; a mobile network may outsource its billing activity; a hospital may outsource medical waste disposal; an auto manufacturer may outsource servicing; and an IT company may outsource […]

Seven Success Factors for Outsourcing | White Paper

Seven Success Factors for Outsourcing | White Paper

Completely new challenges in 2012 are surfacing. CIOs are being forced to consider Big Data, Analytics, Cloud, Virtualization, and Social and Mobile technologies to deliver business value. Customers are changing. Gen X is being replaced by an information hungry, mobile Gen Y. With rapid change, demand for flexibility and the urgency of real-time needs, organizations […]

The Winning Approach to BPO: Be Flexible, Stay Involved, Commit for the Long Term | Article

The Winning Approach to BPO: Be Flexible, Stay Involved, Commit for the Long Term | Article

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Award Winner 2012—Best New Process/Application: Rio Tinto and Infosys Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group, and at almost 200,000 invoices a month, is one of the largest global accounts payable operations around. Until 2009, these payables were handled in house, by separate regional onshore teams in five different countries, […]

The New Mating Rituals of Consumer Goods Companies and the Buyers They Want to Attract

The New Mating Rituals of Consumer Goods Companies and the Buyers They Want to Attract

WIPRO VOICE: There was a time when brand recognition was a consumer product’s best friend. A pretty package and eye-level shelf placement, coupled with some targeted print campaigns or clever TV ads, and you had it made. Whether you sold fashion or food, golf clubs or barbeque grills, the right combination of product, price, promotion […]

Putting the Spark Back into Applications Outsourcing Relationships | Article

Putting the Spark Back into Applications Outsourcing Relationships | Article

It can happen in almost any relationship. You’re happy enough, but as the years go by, you get a little restless. All of a sudden, you’re asking yourself, “is this really all there is?” Well, that’s exactly what’s happening with applications outsourcing. While it’s true, there are some wide-eyed newbies still enamored by the efficiencies […]

Outsourcing Enterprise’s BYOD Adoption to Improve Chances of Success

Outsourcing Enterprise’s BYOD Adoption to Improve Chances of Success

Are you at work? Check the mobile phone you are using. If you are in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, chances are your company has allowed you to bring your own smart phone to work. The results of a recent survey of the region released by Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN) suggests that […]

Mobility Shifting the Wave from Brand-centric to Customer-centric Retailing

Mobility Shifting the Wave from Brand-centric to Customer-centric Retailing

Two things are of key importance in the retail industry today: margins and customer loyalty. While better sourcing, operational efficiencies and market penetration can check margins, the answers to improving loyalty or even maintaining them are complex. Retailers are increasingly being forced towards tactical solutions, rewarding customers with “money-off” deals. Much of the concept of […]

New Connections App Completed by Outsourcing the Offshoring to the Ukraine | Article

New Connections App Completed by Outsourcing the Offshoring to the Ukraine | Article

Rance Clouser was at lunch and needed to get in touch STAT (that’s a hospital term meaning right away!) with a colleague (one of 35,000) he didn’t know that well. The vice president of IT for Advocate Health Care, the largest healthcare provider in Illinois, didn’t have the associate’s phone number in his cell phone. […]

Financial Services: Build those mobile apps before customers dial out | Article

Financial Services: Build those mobile apps before customers dial out | Article

Innovation unfolding by way of mobile application usage in the financial sector is not totally unexpected: an increasing number of customers are walking around with smart phones, transacting in virtual worlds, accessing information 24X7, changing market dynamics and providing unlimited opportunities. Time has literally begun to translate into money. ComScore (NASDAQ: SCOR)[i] reported earlier this year […]

“Let’s Go Shopping:” New Mobility Strategies Entice Consumers Back Into Physical Stores | Article

“Let’s Go Shopping:” New Mobility Strategies Entice Consumers Back Into Physical Stores | Article

“Let’s Go Shopping:” New Mobility Strategies Entice Consumers Back Into Physical Stores Why go to a store when you can purchase online? Thanks to innovative mobility strategies, consumers will soon have plenty of reasons. Instead of focusing efforts on lackluster mCommerce, retailers are now looking at mobility solutions as a means to enhance their customers’ […]