Tag: business continuity

Is Automation Putting The Human Workforce on Auto-Pilot?

Is Automation Putting The Human Workforce on Auto-Pilot?

July 6, 2013: An Asiana Airlines flight carrying 307 people from South Korea to San Francisco clipped a seawall and crashed, killing three people. Although all of the causes of the crash are still being investigated at this writing, reports indicate that one big contributing factor was the pilots’ reliance on automation. They were so […]

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

New delivery models, new pricing models, service providers’ new marketing strategies, moving up the value chain to intellectual arbitrage, new technologies, real-time customer interaction, globalization, and new standards and regulations – these factors set the stage for risks for buyers of outsourcing services in the next two to five years. (Read Forces of Change Shaping […]

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions | Article

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions | Article

Charlie Bess, HP Fellow, HP Enterprise Services, says the outsourcing industry is facing “a different kind of IT and support environment than what we had just a few short years ago.” Here’s how he describes this new environment: More sensors deployed in more parts of a customer’s business giving organizations a deeper understanding of their […]

Latisys – Meeting Clients’ Infrastructure Challenges | Service Provider

Latisys – Meeting Clients’ Infrastructure Challenges | Service Provider

Latisys was founded in June, 2007 as Managed Data Holdings LLC (MDH), in conjunction with two high-quality private equity investors: Great Hill Partners and Catalyst Investors. Strategically, Latisys is aimed at the operation of enterprise-class data centers across Tier I and Tier II markets in the United States to meet the increasing demand for managed […]

Supplier Keeps Mailrooms Safe at Verizon Wireless | Article

Supplier Keeps Mailrooms Safe at Verizon Wireless | Article

Océ Business Services has handled its share of emergencies for Verizon Wireless, including the anthrax scare after 9/11 and the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. And its improved processes have generated savings of $1.5 million rather than the projected $300,000 – exceeding expectationss by 500 percent. Read why this relationship succeeds.

How a Swiss Company Selected Its Offshore Location | Article

How a Swiss Company Selected Its Offshore Location | Article

Telekurs Financial, which provides real-time data to the world’s largest banks, was still entering data manually. It clearly needed to offshore to speed up and improve the process. But where should it go? This is its story.

Trends Highlight Changes in the Way Companies Will Do IT Outsourcing in 2007 | Article

Trends Highlight Changes in the Way Companies Will Do IT Outsourcing in 2007 | Article

IT outsourcing is no longer a commodity. Here’s a run-down of recent trends demonstrating IT outsourcing is becoming integral to top-line growth. Read about new business models, new functions being outsourced, and other changes that will impact ITO deals next year.

Why Every Business Needs a Disaster-Recovery Plan | Article

Why Every Business Needs a Disaster-Recovery Plan | Article

Last year Citrix took a direct hit from Hurricane Wilma, shutting down the business for 15 days. But Citrix customers continued to receive their products because several Citrix employees set up shop in HP’s New Hampshire facility, the first time a customer actually moved in to run its business on HP’s systems.

Outsourcing Joint Venture Enhances FM Security | Article

Outsourcing Joint Venture Enhances FM Security | Article

Communication of timely, correct information is critical when a disaster like 9/11 strikes. Two Seattle-based outsourcing firms banded together to provide Web-based communication for facilities managers that helped one Washington, D.C. firm weather the terrorist attacks.

The Expanding Territory of Offshore Outsourcing | Article

The Expanding Territory of Offshore Outsourcing | Article

Suppliers are moving the back office to the four corners of the globe. At the same time, buyers, now firmly committed to offshore solutions, are wrestling with the decision to select a near shore or farshore provider. Here’s what’s going on in offshore outsourcing.

Financial Institution Outsourcing: Managing the Risks | Article

Financial Institution Outsourcing: Managing the Risks | Article

In the Bible, Cain insisted he was not responsible for his brother’s actions. That’s not true if you are a financial institution. Banks, savings and loans and credit unions are still responsible for the actions of their service providers. Two attorneys at Baker and McKenzie tell financial institutions how to protect their interests when they outsource.

Outsourcing Helps Trade Center Buyers Get Back in Business | Article

Outsourcing Helps Trade Center Buyers Get Back in Business | Article

Outsourcing suppliers are responsive in a crisis. Forty-five minutes after the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Compaq executives were on the phone, putting together a triage of support for its eight financial clients with Recover-All contracts as well as its many other customers headquartered in the twin towers. Tom Simmons, vice president of Compaq Managed Services in Stowe, Massachusetts, says within three hours Compaq had organized a crisis center routing telephone questions to Colorado Springs and opened a walk-in facility near Madison Square Garden manned by its Northeast sales team. A crisis Web site was online that night.

No ‘Reservations’ at the Inns | Article

No ‘Reservations’ at the Inns | Article

At LaQuinta, the inbound call center has been an outsourced function since 1996. Jackie Burke, Vice President of Reservation Services for LaQuinta, says the company has no reservations — that is, no doubts or misgivings — about its choice of outsourcing supplier for this extremely important function.