Tag: Oracle On Demand

Webcast: Best Practices for Ensuring Your Oracle Application Upgrade Goes Smoothly | White Paper

Webcast: Best Practices for Ensuring Your Oracle Application Upgrade Goes Smoothly | White Paper

Have a PeopleSoft Upgrade in your Pipeline? If you’re considering upgrading your Oracle application, then this is a session not to be missed. Join Oracle On Demand in a “fire-side” chat with current Oracle On Demand customer HDR, Inc. Hear how they used Oracle On Demand as a best practice to ensure a successful PeopleSoft […]

Upcoming Changes Point to Need for Buyers of Outsourcing Services to Alter their Way of Thinking | Article

Upcoming Changes Point to Need for Buyers of Outsourcing Services to Alter their Way of Thinking | Article

Outsourcing Center asked leading outsourcing service providers about their predictions as to the biggest changes that will impact outsourcing buyers over the next five years. Their answers clearly point to a need for buyers to alter their thinking about how, when, and why they engage with providers of outsourced services. Extreme performance requires elasticity Joanne […]

Forces of Change Shaping Outsourcing Solutions | Article

Forces of Change Shaping Outsourcing Solutions | Article

Like a pre-storm sky, a look at the investments outsourcing service providers are currently undertaking presents evidence of tremendous change over the next five years. They’re mapping out a new course, and buyers of outsourcing services need to understand where providers are headed so they can make informed decisions. Outsourcing Center asked 12 leading ITO […]

Cloud Computing: Hackett Study Identifies Emerging Best Practices and Experiences of Early Adopters | White Paper

Cloud Computing: Hackett Study Identifies Emerging Best Practices and Experiences of Early Adopters | White Paper

The Hackett Group recently conducted a study to understand what companies are doing in the area of cloud computing, where the greatest areas of opportunity and risk are, and early lessons learned that may make adoption easier and more successful for those still on the sidelines. Study findings are segmented into two groups of participants […]

Assessing the Coming Impact of Cloud Computing on Outsourced Solutions | Article

Assessing the Coming Impact of Cloud Computing on Outsourced Solutions | Article

What will be the speed of adoption of outsourced cloud computing solutions over the next five years? How will the cloud evolve and change outsourcing arrangements? How can buyers of outsourcing services optimize their cloud opportunities and manage the risks? Outsourcing Center interviewed industry executives about developments in outsourced cloud computing solutions. In this article […]

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 […]

Outsourcing Experts Discuss New Flexible Pricing Models | Article

Outsourcing Experts Discuss New Flexible Pricing Models | Article

Outsourcing Center assembled a panel of industry experts to discuss the changes in outsourcing contracts and pricing models over the next two to five years. Their insights reveal buyers and providers will approach outsourcing initiatives differently than in the past. Q. Outsourcing pricing models and contract vehicles have evolved over the past few years. How […]

Risks and Complexities in Outsourcing Decisions in the Midmarket | Article

Risks and Complexities in Outsourcing Decisions in the Midmarket | Article

For the most part, industry experts say the midmarket is poised for significant growth in outsourcing during the next five years. However, some point out that the nature of midsized companies may hinder growth. Outsourcing Center interviewed providers and advisors serving the midmarket regarding upcoming changes in this market and the risks and challenges that […]

Crossing the Chasm to Mission Critical Workloads in the Cloud | Event

Crossing the Chasm to Mission Critical Workloads in the Cloud | Event

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 | 11:00 a.m. CST; 12:00 noon EST; 9:00 a.m. PST This webinar has ended. Download the handout from the webinar. Early adopters of cloud solutions have focused mostly on email and collaboration solutions; ERP, CRM, and SCM standalone applications; testing environments and systems management tools. The promise of speed, predictable cost […]

How Outsourcing Transformed a Hotel Operator into a Services Company | Article

How Outsourcing Transformed a Hotel Operator into a Services Company | Article

When this outsourcing relationship started, Grupo Posadas was a hospitality provider in Latin America. Today, it has transformed itself into a services company with multiple revenue streams in a variety of vertical markets. Grupo Posadas formed four new companies based on the platform it created with Oracle On Demand.

Application Management Outsourcing Services Provide Bigger Bang for the Buck | Article

Application Management Outsourcing Services Provide Bigger Bang for the Buck | Article

Companies are placing more focus on ensuring software products deliver real impact to business needs and also growth to the business, observes Mohammed Haque, Genpact’s Vice President and Head, Enterprise Solutions Service practice. It’s more than just acquiring software for operations; the focus is now on getting the most value out of software assets and […]

How and Why Cloud Computing Will Change Outsourcing Services | Article

How and Why Cloud Computing Will Change Outsourcing Services | Article

Technology enables business change, but it doesn’t drive it. Jim Stikeleather, Chief Technology Officer at Dell Perot Systems, says change doesn’t happen unless there is an economic value. And that’s why cloud computing will make such a huge impact on outsourced services. It changes companies’ ability to consume IT. “This will create a very different […]

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 […]

Building Your Business Case for Best-Practice IT Services Delivery | White Paper

Building Your Business Case for Best-Practice IT Services Delivery | White Paper

When comparing IT service delivery models of in-house, traditional outsourced services, or an on-demand solution, companies often base their decision on a total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis. Smart companies ensure the analysis includes not only the IT cost impacts but also the impacts to the lines of business and does not overlook important, less […]