Monthly Archives: February, 2005

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Cigarette Manufacturer Rolls Out VoIP | Article

JTI, which manufactures Salems, Winstons, and Mild Sevens, has plants in 48 countries. It asked Equant, its global telecom provider, to set up a voice over Internet protocol call center so it could take advantage of the new services VoIP offers.

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Service Level Agreements: A Better Mousetrap | Article

Is there a better mousetrap to catch your supplier in the maze of service level agreements? Bruce Leshine and Mel Van Howe believe the performance decrements model is a better method because the emphasis is on making sure the supplier corrects problems in a timely manner rather than generating credits that are inconsequential to both parties.

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How Many IT Jobs Actually Went Offshore? And Where Did They Go? Frost & Sullivan’s Study Finds Out | Article

A new Frost & Sullivan report has the answer: Over the last three years the high-cost nations sent 826,540 IT jobs to developing countries, creating an install base of 7,599,540 IT jobs in the developing countries it studied. India got a lion’s share of those jobs, but Poland was the fastest-growing offshore location for IT outsourcing. This comprehensive study supplies facts on offshore ITO.

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ASP Makes Sure Software Downloads Don’t Go to Terrorists | Article

US trade rules won’t allow a Cuban cigar on American soil. The same rules apply to software downloads; companies can’t sell software to Cuban buyers either. Penalties are in the six figures and there’s a possibility of jail time too. Trade Beam’s software makes sure companies only do business with approved buyers.