Tag: disaster recovery

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 […]

Optimized Business Processes Start with Business Operations Expertise | Article

Optimized Business Processes Start with Business Operations Expertise | Article

Long gone are the days when labor arbitrage was the sole outsourcing driver and “outsource your mess for less” was the primary model. Today’s leading companies are seeking lower costs, reduced business risk, enhanced customer service and improved business intelligence from their outsourcing engagements. The optimal way to achieve these goals is to automate and […]

Catapult Technology Understands the Mission to Provide Secure IT for the Department of Defense | Article

Catapult Technology Understands the Mission to Provide Secure IT for the Department of Defense | Article

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards – Best Partnership: US Army Information Technology Agency and Catapult Technology “We trust the Catapult team to pursue a solution without government intervention. They don’t have to wait to hear from us because we know they fix problems fast and provide backup documentation as a matter of course.” Gregg Meserve, […]

Monetizing Disaster Preparedness | White Paper

Monetizing Disaster Preparedness | White Paper

Being Prepared Can Increase Your Bottom Line Eighty percent of companies without well-conceived data protection and recovery strategies go out of business within two years of a major disaster. What do Hurricane Katrina, a burn-your-building-to-the-ground fire, and the great San Francisco earthquake have in common with employee turnover or a simple computer crash? Lots. All […]

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 […]

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 […]

Days that Outsourcing Buyers Want to Forget – Study Reveals Important Factors in Service Provider Selection Criteria | Article

Days that Outsourcing Buyers Want to Forget – Study Reveals Important Factors in Service Provider Selection Criteria | Article

You know the feelings that surround a day you’d like to forget. Stress. Anxiety. Embarrassment. Regret. Revisiting a decision. Now place all of that in the context of an outsourcing relationship on a day when something goes wrong – really wrong. A revenue-generating, ERP, or payroll system goes down. A hurricane or tsunami wipes out […]

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.

F&A Data Management Provider Keeps Brinker International Cookin’ by Archiving and Analyzing Its Data | Article

F&A Data Management Provider Keeps Brinker International Cookin’ by Archiving and Analyzing Its Data | Article

Brinker International serves more than one million guests in its 1,700 restaurants daily. In 2004, data integration was paper intensive and manual and began to encroach on the Brinker dining experience itself. Outsourcing data management was its recipe for success.

How Outsourced IT Provided Wireless for the Citizens, Cut the Crime Rate, and Helped Minneapolis During a Crisis | Article

How Outsourced IT Provided Wireless for the Citizens, Cut the Crime Rate, and Helped Minneapolis During a Crisis | Article

This relationship captured the best in show award because it demonstrated excellence in partnering while revamping the city’s IT infrastructure, including installing a city-wide Wi-Fi network. This new infrastructure played a crucial role in the city’s swift response to the I-35 bridge collapse and the success of the Republican National Convention when the entire nation was watching.

A Small Business Competitive Advantage: Outsourced Finance and Accounting Solution | Article

A Small Business Competitive Advantage: Outsourced Finance and Accounting Solution | Article

A lot of small business owners are great at their business but not at handling their finance and accounting processes. This causes them to make poor decisions that could sink their business. Here’s a flexible outsourced solution for this process, and it’s totally geared to small businesses.

How the ‘Unknown Unknowns’ Forged a Great Relationship | Article

How the ‘Unknown Unknowns’ Forged a Great Relationship | Article

National Life Group was unhappy with its IT supplier. It did not want to alert this supplier it was shopping, so its new supplier had a difficult time pricing the service since it could do no up-front diligence. Both buyer and supplier were surprised at the magnitude of the surprises. But they worked together through the difficult times, laying the basis for a successful future.

Clear-Cut Choice for Comprehensive Back-Office and ITO Solutions in the Mid-market | Article

Clear-Cut Choice for Comprehensive Back-Office and ITO Solutions in the Mid-market | Article

BPOMS, a service provider for mid-market companies, offers tier-one services with a willingness to customize the solution and provide on-demand pricing options.

Virtual Data Provider Securely Manages Law Firm’s IT System | Article

Virtual Data Provider Securely Manages Law Firm’s IT System | Article

Investors buying loan portfolios want to know about the individual loans in them. Law firms do this for their clients. Before outsourcing, Zarski and Associates hired paralegals who often knew nothing about consumer credit law. Now his supplier iBridge has lawyers in Delhi and Banaglore review the portfolios. I can get an Indian lawyer for $35 an hour and a U.S. paralegal for $50 an hour. Guess which one I’ll take? says David Zarski.

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.

Outsourcing Made More IT Initiatives Benefiting Citizens and Government Possible for Minneapolis | Article

Outsourcing Made More IT Initiatives Benefiting Citizens and Government Possible for Minneapolis | Article

The City of Minneapolis and Unisys won the Best First Steps Outsourcing Excellence Awards in 2004. We went back to see how the relationship has progressed. Did outsourcing really help the citizens of Minneapolis?