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Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Plainfield’s Town Council decided to use Competitive Government Strategies, Inc. as its consultant for the procurement process. They had seen its president’s success when he had implemented in earlier years the privatization of the operation and maintenance of the Indianapolis sewer utility and the utility billings. Plainfield wanted to take a similar approach…

Hatching An Application

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Outsourcing may turn out to be the golden egg for Commtouch. Since every youth in Israel must serve in the Army, which relies on sophisticated military intelligence and technology to survive, Israel has a wealth of technically skilled young people.

Erin Brockovich Meets Top Gun Sales

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

The Every Woman’s Company needed 30 top salespeople nationwide for the roll out of its financial seminars for women. The company signed Erin Brockovich (the real person, not Julia Roberts) as its spokesperson. But the company found out quickly putting together a sales force was as easy as, well, as battling a big California polluter.

What Exactly Is BPO?

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

What a great question! Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) has generated a number of definitions. Before I tell you my definition, I want to describe the history of outsourcing to show how the term business process outsourcing came about.

Combining Computer Codes With IRS Code

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Executives who know how to fix computer code but also understand the IRS code are the people who run reSOURCE Partner associates (rSP), an ASP supplier in Columbus, Ohio. The two-year-old firm, which specializes in both the technical and the business side of applications, provides complete application hosting, application management and business process outsourcing using PeopleSoft’s Human Resources and Financial applications. (The firm selected PeopleSoft after an extensive one-year search in 1996.).

Leaping at the Chance

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

When a venture capitalist calls with $65 million in funding, management listens. Then the group leaps at the chance to launch a new outsourcing firm, flush with the largest venture capital award to a BPO firm to date. That’s how LeapSource Inc., a Phoenix BPO, got its start…

Future Sourcing

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

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.

The Tactics of Transformation

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

The outsourcing industry, having matured significantly during the past ten years, faces changes in 1999 that will not only alter the focus of the outsourcing industry itself, but will also transform the companies entering into such transactions.

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