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Reducing Costs While Improving Patient Safety

GAVS Technologies

How healthcare providers are cutting costs and improving patient care by integrating IMS, Compliance, Business Intelligence and Mobility solutions According to Gartner, the pace and magnitude of IT-enabled changes in the healthcare sector will increase dramatically during this decade. Highly available, aware and responsive infrastructures are fast becoming the focus of CIOs, with attention shifting …

Faking the Big SEO | Article

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

Your social media campaign not so well “liked?” Facebook friend-count a little sparse? Don’t despair. If you’ve got the money, somebody’s got the time to click, like and Friend away. Today, offshore click farms are popping up on every digital corner, ready to follow you, like you, link to you or provide any other form …

Is Automation Putting The Human Workforce on Auto-Pilot? | Article

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

July 6, 2013: An Asiana Airlines flight carrying 307 people from South Korea to San Francisco clipped a seawall and crashed, killing three people. Although all of the causes of the crash are still being investigated at this writing, reports indicate that one big contributing factor was the pilots’ reliance on automation. They were so …

How Workforce 2020 Will Change Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

We’ve all heard it, or said it, a million times: Our outsourcing engagement works because of the relationship. It is a partnership, not a buyer-vendor arrangement. And for the most part, that statement has held true. Traditional outsourcing typically involved a 10-plus-year contract, along with a real need to make the relationship work. Changing providers …

How the Advantages of Video Interviewing Are Improving Enterprises | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

With the insane popularity of selfies, people clearly like being in front of the camera. And that includes using video from their smart phones. Video interviewing is actually more than cool and fun. Its usage is improving the profitability of the enterprises that use it in nine ways: from hiring better candidates faster to actually …

Is it Time to Replace BYOD with CYOD? | Article

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

Why do people want to bring their own device to work? There are two main reasons. First, employees, especially the new millennials, are more comfortable with their own mobile devices. They have never lived without them. Secondly, company hardware is, well, clunky, outdated and difficult to use—what we have at home is superior technology. There …

Video Interviewing Is Changing How People Get Hired | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Ubiquitous consumer technology is slowly invading the corporate enterprise. Nowhere is this more prevalent than the rise of video interviewing, where employers and recruiters interview job candidates using dedicated technology. Video interviewing, of course, has been around for years. Today, however, video interviewing for job recruiting, both live and recorded, has moved “from the margins …

On the Edge-Disruption in Big Data Analysis and Business Models

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

It’s 2014, and Big Data analysis is still big news. Businesses in every market segment are scrambling to use this insight to create “right-time” experiences for their customers and internal staff. When done well, Big Data analysis gives companies a clear competitive advantage. However, for many organizations, Big Data efforts have gone awry, transforming the …

New Buyer Demands and SMAC Are Changing Both Providers and BPO | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

BPO, the outsourcing constant, is continually changing. Here’s the constant: Service providers in 2014 “have to live up to evolved client demands, increased competition and a rapidly changing regulatory environment,” notes Sanjay Jain, chief strategy officer, WNS Global Services. What’s changing is how they are meeting their evergreen challenges…and some new ones, too. Here’s how. …

Deal Dynamics—Outsourcing Models That Will Thrive | Article

Debbie Fisher, Business Writer, Outsourcing Center

In 1984, Wendy’s coined the slogan “Where’s the beef?” For outsourcers, the answer in 2014 is unanimous—it’s business outcomes. Gone are the days of labor arbitrage. “Technology is changing so fast that the focus is now on outcome-based models where value is driven from measuring business impacts and linked to compensation,” predicts Lalit Dhingra, President …

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