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Big Companies Embrace Multi-Process BPO | Article

The trend to outsource non-core business processes is ‘irreversible,’ says John Barnsley, global leader for Business Process Outsourcing for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and is steadily moving to include multiple activities. Barnsley attributes an overall increase in acceptance of BPO as an important strategic tool to the rapid transformation in technology. Constant change, accelerated by the Internet, has altered companies’ risk equations.

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Giving IT Capabilities Some Real Structure | Article

As a vendor, (i)Structure is gaining some real momentum in the information technology field. Lots of companies are starting to put faith, and more importantly contracts with the business, a subsidiary of Level 3 communication. Its services are being used by the Bradford Exchange, Vlassic Foods Int. and most recently Corporate Express Inc., a world office supplier with 400 facilities and 15,000 employees…….(outsourcing)

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Outsourcing’s Little Dipper | Article

Ancient navigators found their way by following the Little Dipper. The constellation’s polestar, Polaris, always conspicuous and very near the north celestial pole, was used as a guide in traveling the seas. Outsourcing, often undertaken by buyers who have no prior experience navigating the depths of this intricate business relationship model, can end up in a shipwreck. Ted Williams, Vice President of Business Development for Compass America, reminds companies considering embarking on an outsourcing journey to make sure they are well represented by a neutral third party. Outsourcers write a lot more contracts than buyers. They are better at it than you are, he says……..

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Hatching An Application | Article

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.

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Underwriting a Successful Result | Article

Before homebuyers can complete the transaction to purchase a home, they must demonstrate they have also arranged for homeowners insurance. Up until now, the process for obtaining that coverage was almost as arduous as finding the house in the first place…..

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Anatomy of an Outsourcing Decision | Article

Why do companies outsource today? Until the arrival of the Internet, the answer was clearly cost. But the new economy is making new demands. How has a world moving at Web speed altered the way companies decide to outsource? (outsourcing)

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Seamless International Outsourcing | Article

The buyer and the supplier are just five hours apart by car. But from a business standpoint, they couldn’t be farther apart. The customer’s management grew up in capitalist western Europe. The suppliers’ formative years were spent in Communist eastern Europe. How do you fashion an outsourcing relationship that works?

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On a Higher Plane | Article

Business-to-business e-commerce (B2B) completely changes the way business is conducted. Innovation is now the name of the game. The infrastructure of the Internet is an unmatched forceful tool, and today’s forward-looking companies are finding a myriad of ways to use it. Entire industries are moving up to a higher plane-a level of operations and processes for ultimate success, based on the collaboration and sharing of knowledge made possible by technology and B2B alliances…

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The E-volution of BPO Procurement Outsourcing | Article

Until now, selling your wares on the Internet has been the big focus of e-commerce. But at this stage of on-line commerce, buying is growing rapidly in importance as well, according to Dr. Bernadette Margel, a partner and global leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Procurement Outsourcing practice. And it is all happening very fast–at Web speed, she says.

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