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Internet Enhances Outsourcing | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing continues to grow and accelerate, and the benefits and human resources (HR) area is predicted to enjoy a large growth rate in 2000. Bryan Dole, business leader, benefit administration operations for Hewitt Associates, says the most significant development for outsourcing in general, as well as HR and benefits outsourcing, will be greater utilization of the Internet…

On the Leading Edge | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Tony Macina, general manager for global service delivery for IBM Global Services, says that one of the most significant developments in the world of outsourcing for 2000 is that the motivation for outsourcing is changing…

Traveling the Path of Opportunity | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Brad Boston, executive vice president of Product Development and Delivery for Sabre, the world’s leading provider of information technology (IT) for the travel and transportation industries, says Sabre aims to partner with its customers in developing technology that moves the customers forward (at a good price plan) and improves the customers’ overall business…

Debate, Duplication, Delivery and Development | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing has grown so much that we are having a hard time getting a true handle on it,says renowned analyst/lecturer, Michael F. Corbett. I think the major growth areas for 2000 will be the Application Service Providers (ASPs), the movement of robust software applications out onto the Internet, and BPO…

Future Sourcing | Article

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.

More Arrows in the Quiver | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) gets right to the point about outsourcing these days, explaining that it is no longer about costs or strategy. It is about survival. CSC firmly believes that information technology (IT) is no longer just a business tool but, rather, IT is the business, for it is central to any business strategy.(outsourcing)

Launching a Center of Competence | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing–In existence for more than 175 years, the Bank of Montreal, a large, complex organization with a branch network of approximately 1,000 locations, had determined by the mid 1990s that it needed to reinvent the way it did business. The financial services landscape evolves very quickly, explains Linda Tuck Chapman, director of services in Strategic Sourcing…

Overcoming the Inherent Gridlock in Outsourcing | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

If you look at most traditional outsourcing contracts, says Ben Trowbridge of Ernst & Young, there are a number of built-in conflicts of interest in how they are priced and how they are structured. Trowbridge, who is responsible for the Services Market within Ernst & Young’s Operate Practice, says that equal sharing is not always possible in a typical outsourcing relationship.

Profile of a Startup | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

The objective of the new outsourcer, Exult, is a truly colossal undertaking. Founded in November 1998, the company aims to become the entire human resources (HR) department for all the Global 500 companies. Typically, each of those companies currently has 200-500 people working in their HR departments.

Moving Into the Neighborhood | Article

Bill Deckelman

Without a doubt, the enormous growth in the outsourcing industry spells o-p-p-o-r-t-u-n-i-t-y for a company that can offer service expertise and economies of scale. But just recognizing the opportunity and hanging out a shingle is not enough.

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