Tag: governance

Governance Grows Up as Outcomes Become Key

Governance Grows Up as Outcomes Become Key

Ask 10 people what constitutes a successful long-term outsourcing relationship and you will get 10 different answers. But everyone will say governance is a key driver in every outsourcing relationship, no matter the flavor, and will continue to be as long as buyers and their service providers have to work together. But governance has been […]

The Rise of Private App Stores: The Emerging IT Outsourcing Trend | Article

The Rise of Private App Stores: The Emerging IT Outsourcing Trend | Article

There has been a radical shift in the way apps are built, distributed, deployed, managed, upgraded, used and retired. Employees, customers, clients and partners today use their smartphones or tablets to visit an iOS, Android, BlackBerry or Windows app store – depending on their device – and download the apps they believe will improve their […]

Governance (Finally) Grows Up | Article

Governance (Finally) Grows Up | Article

Outsourcing processes are well-established and well-embedded in today’s organizations. That’s because the history of outsourcing is fairly rich — some global airlines like British Airways were outsourcing their business processes to companies in New Delhi in the 1980s. Yet, there isn’t a CIO around who won’t have a disaster story to narrate on their outsourcing […]

Under the Radar: A Look at the Oft-Overshadowed ITO Trends for 2012 | Article

Under the Radar: A Look at the Oft-Overshadowed ITO Trends for 2012 | Article

If ITO were a movie, Cloud, analytics and mobility would be the headliners. Although this trendsetting triad is having a dramatic impact on how services are consumed and how companies operate, a number of other significant trends are emerging in the ITO space. This article focuses on those unsung heroes and the impact they’ll have […]

The Great ITO Shakeout: How Cloud, Competition and a Maturing Market are Transforming ITO | Article

The Great ITO Shakeout: How Cloud, Competition and a Maturing Market are Transforming ITO | Article

In the world of IT, Cloud has been the media darling, taking center stage in every conversation and publication. While it’s true that Cloud is a major trend in and of itself, its adoption has caused a domino effect in the industry as a whole. The advent of utility-based pricing, in combination with a more […]

Less Haste, More Speed:  Improving the ROI on Outsourcing Transactions

Less Haste, More Speed: Improving the ROI on Outsourcing Transactions

Despite quantum improvements to outsourcing deals and governance over the past 10 to 15 years, when it comes to achieving outsourcing excellence there’s still plenty of opportunity. Part of the challenge is that once the decision is made to outsource or change providers, the clock starts ticking….fast. It takes real discipline to know when to […]

Identifying You’re  in an Outsourcing Renegotiation | White Paper

Identifying You’re in an Outsourcing Renegotiation | White Paper

With the rate of technical and business change increasing through the foreseeable future, outsourcing contract renegotiations have become the new normal. Clients and providers must now develop outsourcing contract renegotiation skills as part of their core competencies in order to ensure the provider’s services are aligned with the client’s needs in terms of price and […]

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 […]