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Business Challenge

Customer Satisfaction

Companies Need Customer Expectation Management Because Successful Customers Create Profitable Businesses

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Competition is fueling customer churn and testing customer loyalty. Vijayalakshmi S. Paduvalli describes how customer expectation management helps companies extend market share and expand relationships in today’s challenging economy.

Outsourcing Provides a New Method for Customer Service for Online UK Retailer Using Home-Based Agents

Outsourcing Center, Bruce McCracken, Business Writer

High-level customer service is essential for online. Ramping up and down call center staff due to seasonal fluctuations make it challenging to provide the kind of top-notch customer service this segment expects. Shop Direct tried a new approach for the UK: using home-based agents. Here is its success story.

How Outsourcing Helped a Utilities Company Save $16 Million While Lowering Security Risk, Improving Client Satisfaction, and Flexibly Working through an Extremely Challenging Acquisition

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

PSEG wanted to increase value on IT spend and tasked CompuCom with providing end-user support services to more than 11,000 users across 85 locations. They’ve worked flexibly together to ensure their interests remain aligned in developing solutions that increase productivity and decrease down time. Within three years, PSEG realized $16 million in IT services cost savings.

A Tale of Three Hurricanes: Transforming IT So Even a Congressman Notices

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Springhill Medical Center hired Eclipsys to overhaul its IT. Medication errors fell 80 percent and infection rates fell by two-thirds. ER customer satisfaction soared from 11 to 92 percent. System availability went from 56 to 99.999 percent. And the new electronic medical records helped the Alabama hospital weather Hurricane Katrina.

How Outsourced IT Provided Wireless for the Citizens, Cut the Crime Rate, and Helped Minneapolis During a Crisis

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

This relationship captured the best in show award because it demonstrated excellence in partnering while revamping the city’s IT infrastructure, including installing a city-wide Wi-Fi network. This new infrastructure played a crucial role in the city’s swift response to the I-35 bridge collapse and the success of the Republican National Convention when the entire nation was watching.

How an SMB Helped GSA Combine 39 Contracts into One and Adopt Commercial Standards

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

When Catapult entered the scene, the GSA had 39 vendors, 12 versions of its e-mail client, and 15 help desks. Each of the 11 regional offices provided its own IT infrastructure services with differing data security standards. Today, GSA has one IT contract and a consolidated infrastructure. Plus, outsourcing has saved American taxpayers $15 million a year.

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