Tag: virtualization

Blindsided by the Hype Around On-Demand IT? Here’s the Skinny to Keep You Updated

Blindsided by the Hype Around On-Demand IT? Here’s the Skinny to Keep You Updated

The combination of technological advances around cloud, mobility, big data, analytics and virtualization has redefined how IT Services are estimated, shaped, delivered, maintained and billed. The days of fixed-everything are over. In today’s volatile markets, the fixed-everything model is ludicrous. Businesses want flexible, on-demand, right-sized solutions to fit their immediate business needs. But the marketing […]

Stay Healthy with Robotics in the Cloud!

Stay Healthy with Robotics in the Cloud!

The healthcare industry may have been cautious to a fault until recently, but it is readily embracing new technologies including the cloud to serve customers better. Recently, articles have popped up highlighting how robots will help with procedures connected to hair transplants. While helping people look good is a lofty enough aim, an even better […]

Storage Solutions Go from Deadly Dull to Dynamic (No Kidding)

Storage Solutions Go from Deadly Dull to Dynamic (No Kidding)

It’s hard to look at what’s happened to enterprise technology over the past few years and not feel a bit of an adrenaline rush. Cloud computing, mobility and data analytics are pretty sexy stuff—full of excitement, packed with benefits and changing the way we do darn near everything. While this triad of technological wonderment has […]

Video Interviewing Is Changing How People Get Hired in 2014

Video Interviewing Is Changing How People Get Hired in 2014

Ubiquitous consumer technology is slowly invading the corporate enterprise. Nowhere is this more prevalent than the rise of video interviewing, where employers and recruiters interview job candidates using dedicated technology. Video interviewing, of course, has been around for years. Today, however, video interviewing for job recruiting, both live and recorded, has moved “from the margins […]

An Outsourcing Partnership That Had to Deliver — STAT

An Outsourcing Partnership That Had to Deliver — STAT

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Award BEST TRANSITION: Daughters of Charity Health Systems and Dell. “We had six months to recreate what we needed to operate our healthcare facilities. For us, the transition really was a critical situation.” Richard Hutsell, Vice President and CIO, Daughters of Charity Health Systems  A typical IT transition is stressful enough. But, […]

A Virtual Hotbed of Outsourcing Innovation at Procter & Gamble | Article

A Virtual Hotbed of Outsourcing Innovation at Procter & Gamble | Article

2013 Outsourcing Excellence Awards MOST INNOVATIVE: The Procter & Gamble Company and Accenture “We’ve married P&G’s knowledge with Accenture’s expertise to create a partnership in which one plus one equals five.” Patrick Kern, Director of Business Intelligence, Global Business Services (GBS), The Procter & Gamble Company It is hard to imagine anyone on planet Earth […]

Remixing Your Retro IT Structure for Today’s World | Article

Remixing Your Retro IT Structure for Today’s World | Article

Cloud, virtualization, automation and mobility have fundamentally impacted the way businesses operate; yet many IT departments maintain the same roles and organizational structures that they’ve had for the past 15 years. And, for a lot of companies, that’s making IT more of a roadblock than an enabler. “I think one of the biggest challenges IT […]

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 […]

Protecting Yourself in the Cloud: Seven Tips for Building a More Customer-Friendly Cloud Computing Contract | Article

Protecting Yourself in the Cloud: Seven Tips for Building a More Customer-Friendly Cloud Computing Contract | Article

The cloud computing business model is one based on conformity. In exchange for that largely standard approach to technical delivery and service levels, customers can gain access to cost-effective solutions for everything from desktop support to infrastructure to business applications with minimal capital investment or ongoing management. “The vast majority of providers will leverage a […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Outsourcing Service Providers Enable Business Growth through IT Infrastructure Transformation | Article

How Outsourcing Service Providers Enable Business Growth through IT Infrastructure Transformation | Article

Wipro Voice: A conversation with Deepak Jain, Senior Vice President and Global Head, Technology Infrastructure Services, and Member, Wipro Council for Industry Research According to Deepak Jain, President and Global Head, Technology Infrastructure Services, now is the time enterprises that want to remain competitive should consider IT infrastructure transformation. Why now? “The CIO/CTO organizations have […]

Six Key Success Factors for Outsourcing | White Paper

Six Key Success Factors for Outsourcing | White Paper

New capabilities, like cloud computing, software-as-a-service, mobile device web access, and data center virtualization and consolidation, are significantly changing both the possibilities and the complexities of outsourcing IT functions. Analysts predict radical change in the shape of IT “factory” functions such as end-user support and help-desk services. However, an Information Week survey notes that almost […]

Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Outsourcing | Article

Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Outsourcing | Article

Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) (the economic stimulus package for the U.S. economy), healthcare reform, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the next five years will see a dramatic increase in outsourcing in the healthcare industry. But there are significant challenges for decision […]

Predictions: Marketplace Turmoil and Change in How Outsourcing Relationships Work Over the Next Five Years | Article

Predictions: Marketplace Turmoil and Change in How Outsourcing Relationships Work Over the Next Five Years | Article

Getting from A to Z (from the current state of outsourcing relationships to the future state of how relationships will need to work in order to bring about the outcomes that buyers demand) is not an easy path, and some providers will fall away during that journey. In addition, cloud computing changes the entire picture. […]

How Changes in the Market Changed the Face of Outsourcing | Article

How Changes in the Market Changed the Face of Outsourcing | Article

LEAN, green, and savings now are the mantras of IT buyers today, according to Richard Penn. Even IT pricing is experiencing a metamorphosis. Here’s what buyers and suppliers need to know in today’s brave new ITO world.