Tag: Ben Trowbridge

Will Currency Risk Destroy Your Offshore Outsourcing Deal?

Will Currency Risk Destroy Your Offshore Outsourcing Deal?

Currency exchange rates can confound buyers as they seek savings from Outsourcing.  As the rupee continues to be weak against the U.S. dollar this year, the issues of how foreign exchange rates impact offshore outsourcing arrangements has again come to the fore.  Will the rupee continue to be weak or will macro economic events cause […]

HP Splits Up—Tsunami or Fair Winds?

HP Splits Up—Tsunami or Fair Winds?

Over the last 20 plus years, I have seen the industry change in waves.  The early years were all about EDS, CSC and a reluctant IBM.  Those were the days of the big deal cowboys who defined whole segments of the industry.  The last 15 years have been mostly about the Indian heritage providers who […]

5 Reasons Outsourcing Fails

5 Reasons Outsourcing Fails

The rich and long history of outsourcing 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 engineering, strategic outsourcing of functions and niche skills that require innovation, and others that […]

Can Cognizant fix US healthcare with TriZetto?

Can Cognizant fix US healthcare with TriZetto?

Cognizant has made an earth-shattering commitment to the US healthcare industry via the acquisition of TriZetto for $2.7B in cash, making this the largest single commitment to the fast-growing US healthcare market. TriZetto is a privately-held provider of healthcare IT software and solutions based in Englewood, CO. According to the press release, Francisco D’Souza, CEO […]

Crushing the 10 Outsourcing Myths

Crushing the 10 Outsourcing Myths

Outsourcing continues to be a huge and multi-dimensional industry all by itself. In India alone, over 2.8M people work in outsourcing providing services to the US and western countries, and over 9M additional people are employed as a direct result of the outsourcing industry. Given the size and scale, it’s often hard to see the […]

Five Tips for Surviving Outsourcing Orals

Five Tips for Surviving Outsourcing Orals

Buying and selling of outsourcing is tough because it’s difficult to differentiate one faceless sport-coated competitor from the next. Raising the stakes even higher is the fact that the capabilities used to make a provider stand out are now just the price of entry. It is standard practice to control the competition and allow each competitor […]

Who are the Real Sales Support Leaders in our Industry Today?

Who are the Real Sales Support Leaders in our Industry Today?

Over the years, I have had the privilege of leading and working with some great sales support leaders; the unsung heroes of large outsourcing providers, telecom carriers and consulting firms alike.  Often, these individuals are underappreciated and underpaid, even though they are the glue that holds a services company together throughout each critical stage of a […]

The Three Keys to Driving Down Corporate Telecom Costs

The Three Keys to Driving Down Corporate Telecom Costs

Be honest: when was the last time you tried to do something about your telecom expenses? Although telecom costs are anything but cheap, these expenses are typically one of the most neglected segments of a company’s IT budget. Many CIOs look at these hefty line items as necessary evils, driven by an increased appetite for […]

Key Fraud and Security Considerations for Confidence in the Cloud | Event

Key Fraud and Security Considerations for Confidence in the Cloud | Event

Tuesday, January 17, 2011  |  10:00 a.m. PST Most CIOs today agree that the promise of cloud computing is faster time to value and greater scalability – all with lower upfront costs and overhead. Yet while there are certainly benefits to be realized in the cloud, organizations are finding not all clouds are created equal, […]

Four Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Moving to the Cloud | Article

Four Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Moving to the Cloud | Article

The existing technology market is being destroyed to make way for the new cloud services world. Cloud providers, leveraging virtualization, automation and their investments in infrastructure can provide a dizzying array of IT services from 30-75 percent cheaper than traditional IT providers. And they can do this using a variety of delivery models. That makes […]

How Cloud Computing is “Creatively Destroying” the Traditional ITO Market | Article

How Cloud Computing is “Creatively Destroying” the Traditional ITO Market | Article

Ben Trowbridge, CEO of Alsbridge, talks to Outsourcing Center Senior Editor Beth Ellyn Rosenthal about the radically changing ITO landscape. Trowbridge, who has just completed a new book, “Cloud Sourcing the Corporation,” discusses the creative destruction of the IT services market. He also provides tips for buyers on how to proceed while the market is […]

Amazon Web Services Goes Down – What Does it Mean to Cloud Buyers? | Article

Amazon Web Services Goes Down – What Does it Mean to Cloud Buyers? | Article

Ben Trowbridge responds Technology is great when it works. What does a buyer of cloud services do when something goes wrong, creating a service disruption? That question became a reality for users of Amazon Web Services on April 20. Its Northern Virginia data center suffered a service outage for its hosting service at 10:41 p.m. […]