Author Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

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Impact on Growth | Article

Unisys and First Travel Corporation: This is fascinating example of how an international IT company moved into BPO outsourcing. Outsourcing its back office gave First Travelcorp two strategic advantages: marketing muscle and cost flexibility. First, Travelcorp could provide new, sought after services for its corporate clients, which provided a competitive edge. The result: Travelcorp landed new clients, the biggest it has ever had. And it was able to turn a fixed cost into a variable one, boosting the bottom line.

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Taking Care of Business | Article

Here is a superb example of how two organizations took an immense challenge and succeeded. The scope of EDS’s assignment was broad and pervasive: to take over the IT and some BPO functions for the Government of South Australia. The ministers literally outsourced the entire government! The benefits were wide-ranging as well: cost savings, improved services and new job creation. The relationship is noteworthy because of its grand vision and its ability to deliver…

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Internet Enhances Outsourcing | Article

Outsourcing continues to grow and accelerate, and the benefits and human resources (HR) area is predicted to enjoy a large growth rate in 2000. Bryan Dole, business leader, benefit administration operations for Hewitt Associates, says the most significant development for outsourcing in general, as well as HR and benefits outsourcing, will be greater utilization of the Internet…

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On the Leading Edge | Article

Tony Macina, general manager for global service delivery for IBM Global Services, says that one of the most significant developments in the world of outsourcing for 2000 is that the motivation for outsourcing is changing…

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Traveling the Path of Opportunity | Article

Brad Boston, executive vice president of Product Development and Delivery for Sabre, the world’s leading provider of information technology (IT) for the travel and transportation industries, says Sabre aims to partner with its customers in developing technology that moves the customers forward (at a good price plan) and improves the customers’ overall business…

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Debate, Duplication, Delivery and Development | Article

Outsourcing has grown so much that we are having a hard time getting a true handle on it,says renowned analyst/lecturer, Michael F. Corbett. I think the major growth areas for 2000 will be the Application Service Providers (ASPs), the movement of robust software applications out onto the Internet, and BPO…

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Greatest Gambits for 2000 | Article

In the game of chess the gambit, or opening maneuver, is one in which a player seeks to gain an advantage quickly. It is the same in business today for, in order to compete effectively in a global environment, almost all companies need to do things faster. Outsourcing is an excellent game plan, or long-term strategy, to use in achieving those initiatives…

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Future Sourcing | Article

As part of Professional Services at Compaq Computer Corporation, eBusiness Management Services (eBMS) is an Internet provider company. The company has managed the Microsoft network, including connecting more than 1,600 servers into its enormous server farm, for four years.

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More Arrows in the Quiver | Article

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) gets right to the point about outsourcing these days, explaining that it is no longer about costs or strategy. It is about survival. CSC firmly believes that information technology (IT) is no longer just a business tool but, rather, IT is the business, for it is central to any business strategy.(outsourcing)

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Launching a Center of Competence | Article

Outsourcing–In existence for more than 175 years, the Bank of Montreal, a large, complex organization with a branch network of approximately 1,000 locations, had determined by the mid 1990s that it needed to reinvent the way it did business. The financial services landscape evolves very quickly, explains Linda Tuck Chapman, director of services in Strategic Sourcing…

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