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Keeping Your Head in the Clouds: Creating an Effective Cloud Strategy | Article

Keeping Your Head in the Clouds: Creating an Effective Cloud Strategy | Article

If you were ranking the most talked-about topics of 2011, Cloud Computing would probably fall somewhere in between Charlie Sheen and the Royal Wedding. But, in most cases, that talk hasn’t translated into a groundswell of action. According to a recent Alsbridge eSeminar survey, one of the stumbling blocks appears to be the initial planning […]

Trends in Transportation: Driving Innovation Through Outsourcing | Article

Trends in Transportation: Driving Innovation Through Outsourcing | Article

Can outsourcing be a catalyst for innovation? In the case of the transportation industry, the answer is a definite “yes.” Today, transportation organizations are partnering with outsourcers to do more than reduce cost. Together, they’re finding creative ways to decrease congestion, improve safety and protect the environment, all while positioning to respond to the needs […]

Outsourcing Service Providers Craft FAO Offerings for the Midmarket Keen on Cost Savings | Article

Outsourcing Service Providers Craft FAO Offerings for the Midmarket Keen on Cost Savings | Article

Improving Processes, Going Offshore Best Ways to Reduce G&A Costs Outsourcing service providers servicing the midmarket (defined here as companies with $1billion to $3 billion in annual revenues) face challenges that differ from working with large corporate buyers. How do they provide the same type of services as they do for enterprises and stay profitable, […]

How Outsourcing IT Applications Helps Working Families in Oklahoma | Article

How Outsourcing IT Applications Helps Working Families in Oklahoma | Article

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services used paper claims to process payment to 4,300 childcare providers who watched 43,000 kids. Some had to wait six weeks to get paid! In addition, childcare claims accounted for 20 percent of the workload but took 80 percent of its time. Fraudulent claims totaled $10 million a year. A ground-breaking IT system the department created with ACS fixed everything.

How Verticalization and Business Process Utilities Will Impact Outsourced Services | Article

How Verticalization and Business Process Utilities Will Impact Outsourced Services | Article

Transparent pricing, highly standardized processes, vertical solutions. Companies will select service providers that deliver the best quality and value-add, not just the best price. “Increased adoption of standardized solutions in outcomes-based models will drive outsourcing to become more utility based,” says Don Schulman, General Manager, Finance and Administration at IBM. “And that becomes where the […]

What Companies Need to Understand about Switching to Outcome-Based Approaches in Outsourcing | Article

What Companies Need to Understand about Switching to Outcome-Based Approaches in Outsourcing | Article

Among the various changes that will impact outsourcing over the next five years, Don Schulman, General Manager of Finance and Administration at IBM, says the first will be a focus on outcomes-based pricing models. “Focusing on clients’ end-to-end processes, the discussion moves to outcomes pretty fast when considering the advantage of an outsourcer doing a […]

Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Outsourcing | Article

Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Outsourcing | Article

Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (the economic stimulus package for the U.S. economy), healthcare reform, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the next five years will see a dramatic increase in outsourcing in the healthcare industry. But there are significant challenges for decision […]

Predictions: Marketplace Turmoil and Change in How Outsourcing Relationships Work Over the Next Five Years | Article

Predictions: Marketplace Turmoil and Change in How Outsourcing Relationships Work Over the Next Five Years | Article

Getting from A to Z (from the current state of outsourcing relationships to the future state of how relationships will need to work in order to bring about the outcomes that buyers demand) is not an easy path, and some providers will fall away during that journey. In addition, cloud computing changes the entire picture. […]

Past and Future: Our List of Top Events in 2009 and Predictions for 2010 | Article

Past and Future: Our List of Top Events in 2009 and Predictions for 2010 | Article

This year we didn’t need a top 10 list of important past events and future predictions. The worst recession anyone still working can remember and its impact is our list. Our experts shared their sage assessments. Here’s what they think: Top Events of 2009: ACS: The global recession – pure and simple. The current downturn […]

Social Media: How Will It Change Outsourcing? | Article

Social Media: How Will It Change Outsourcing? | Article

Kids have been tweating and creating Facebook pages for years. But over the last 12 months, social media has become a new tool of the business world. For the first time outsourcing buyers are asking their suppliers “for social media solutions to help them out, specifically in customer care,” reports Mike Wooden, Senior Vice President, […]

Four Trends That are Changing Human Resources Outsourcing | Article

Four Trends That are Changing Human Resources Outsourcing | Article

Renewals are the big news in human resources outsourcing. Mohammed Haque, Vice President & Head of Enterprise Solutions Service practice at Genpact, estimates about $40 billion in contracts will come up for renewal from 2010-2012. How buyers go about renewals is about to change. Buyers are becoming “much more aggressive in going out and getting […]

Changes in BPO: How Technology Is Changing the Landscape | Article

Changes in BPO: How Technology Is Changing the Landscape | Article

In its day, offshoring created a tectonic change in outsourcing. Today, new trends are bubbling to the surface that will also create a sea change, especially for BPO. Today’s way of doing things may be destined for a dusty museum five years from now. Suppliers we interviewed predicted the following will alter BPO during the […]

Areas Where Outsourcing Will Grow in the Next Five Years | Article

Areas Where Outsourcing Will Grow in the Next Five Years | Article

Our experts predict several areas of the industry will experience significant growth over the next five years. Reverse outsourcing, verticalization, emerging markets, business analytics, healthcare, transportation, and ERP are some of the areas that will enjoy increased attention. Industry trends Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer, Kofax, says reverse outsourcing will pick up steam. This trend […]

How the Right Health Information Technology Solution Can Pump New Life Into State Healthcare Programs | White Paper

How the Right Health Information Technology Solution Can Pump New Life Into State Healthcare Programs | White Paper

Nearly one-third of every dollar in U.S. healthcare goes toward administrative and other costs, and paper processes still drive the industry. Simply digitizing paper is not the answer to increasing efficiencies and patient safety or reducing costs. This paper discusses the benefits of an integrated solution that encompasses Electronic Health Records, Personal Health Records, a […]

Street Smarts: How Intelligent Transportation Saves Money, Lives and the Environment | White Paper

Street Smarts: How Intelligent Transportation Saves Money, Lives and the Environment | White Paper

The goal is not only to revitalize a sagging economy, but to counter the national transportation crisis that has been looming in the background. How can this goal be reached? Download the free whitepaper. Click here to download this white paper

Ernst & Young Uses Avatars to Test the Use of Virtual Worlds as a Way to Enhance Training for New Auditors | Article

Ernst & Young Uses Avatars to Test the Use of Virtual Worlds as a Way to Enhance Training for New Auditors | Article

New members of an auditing team faced their first audit: testing the accuracy of year-end physical inventory counts at a cookie manufacturer. They made their way around raw cookie dough and chocolate chips stacked on large shelves 60 feet in the air. But the factory was in Second Life, a virtual world Web site; it is part of a new learning offering from ACS.