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Six Tips for Telcos to Cross the Cloud Chasm

Debbie Fisher, Business Writer, Outsourcing Center

Cloud technologies are changing both consumer and business behaviors. Breaking down barriers associated with storage and compute power, cloud solutions are freeing users from the limits of their smartphones, tablets and PCs allowing them to access unlimited resources and pay only for what they need. But how do providers of cloud services and solutions move …

Signing a Foreign Trade Agreement Made Colombia Outsourcers More Welcome in the US Market

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

The Foreign Trade Agreement (FTA) is no longer an unfamiliar concept. By 2013 most American companies understand and appreciate the value of offshoring. Since the Indians were among the first suppliers to pioneer the concept of sending work across geographical boundaries, American companies feel comfortable offshoring major functions to Indian service providers. Outsourcers in other …

“Let’s Go Shopping:” New Mobility Strategies Entice Consumers Back Into Physical Stores

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

Why go to a store when you can purchase online? Thanks to innovative mobility strategies, consumers will soon have plenty of reasons. Instead of focusing efforts on lackluster mCommerce, retailers are now looking at mobility solutions as a means to enhance their customers’ in-store experiences, drive loyalty and increase per basket sales. “We’re seeing the …

Upcoming Changes Point to Need for Buyers of Outsourcing Services to Alter their Way of Thinking

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing Center asked leading outsourcing service providers about their predictions as to the biggest changes that will impact outsourcing buyers over the next five years. Their answers clearly point to a need for buyers to alter their thinking about how, when, and why they engage with providers of outsourced services. Extreme performance requires elasticity Joanne …

Combating the “Hidden” Costs of Managing Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Industry media, especially over the past two years, often points out that a significantly high number of outsourcing arrangements do not deliver the promised cost savings due to “hidden” costs associated with managing the relationship. This is especially true, the reports state, in outsourcing relationships with an offshore delivery component, where administrative costs increase due …

How Outsourcing Transformed a Hotel Operator into a Services Company

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

When this outsourcing relationship started, Grupo Posadas was a hospitality provider in Latin America. Today, it has transformed itself into a services company with multiple revenue streams in a variety of vertical markets. Grupo Posadas formed four new companies based on the platform it created with Oracle On Demand.

Outsourcing Alleviates Logistical Growing Pains

Outsourcing Center, Bruce McCracken, Business Writer

Success threatened Wellington Technologies. The HP maintenance provider signed a big contract, but the scope of the win was beyond the capabilities of its existing parts delivery system. And the fact that its parts delivery agreement had penalties didn’t help. After paying those penalties, the company outsourced to meet its delivery challenges and enhance its capabilities.

Growing Nationally With A PEO Partner

John Harney, Business Writer

When the government agencies award a contract to IT vendors, they expect them to ramp up staff in a hurry. But carrying staff to potentially service a big contract is as cost-prohibitive as maintaining a large human resources department. That was the challenge for EMCO Technologies, a small Louisiana IT company. It hired Administaff to pick up the HR load so it could land more federal contracts and expand nationally.

Brewing Up IT Success: Outsource Your Network Globally

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

InBev, which brews 204 brands of beer including four global brands–Stella Artois, Beck’s, Leffe, and Brahma–had specific criteria for its network supplier. It needed someone willing to work together to open new markets like China and Russia. It also wanted someone who could work with its ASP and infrastructure provider. BT fit the bill.

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