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The Importance of Infrastructure: When Going Down Can Mean Going Under | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Internet businesses depend on their Web sites being available when their customers are. Downtime is expensive because a customer that clicks away can be lost forever. When a Web site is down, an ecommerce company loses revenue, brand recognition and customers, notes Tom Jones, CEO of StrataSource, a Fremont, California BPO provider…

E-Government: From Standing in Line to Going Online | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Every year American individuals and businesses complete about $600 billion worth of transactions with the local, state and the Federal governments, excluding their various tax payments. To date, less than one percent of those interactions occur on-line, according to Adrian Moore, director of privatization and government reform for the Reason Public Policy Institute, a Los Angeles-based think tank that studies government management. But, like death and taxes, you can be sure that percentage will increase.(outsourcing)

‘E’ for Effort, Efficiency and E-Texas | Article

Steve Gust

Like everything else in the Lone Star state, e-government in Texas has some king size ideas on serving the public with cost savings for the taxpayer. Bill Eggers, who is staff director of e-Texas for the Comptroller’s office, sees the online trend leading to a permanent outsourcing partnership with the private sector….(outsourcing)

Shared Services Secure Significant Savings | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

When does a win-win outsourcing relationship become a win-win-win outsourcing relationship? Answer: when buyers outsource a process to a shared services center. So says Robert Brown, a senior analyst, Outsourcing Services, Europe, for Gartner DataQuest.

The Pitfalls in Becoming a BPO | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

ASPs have proven they are an efficient and cost effective way to share expensive applications. The most successful ASPs have made customer service a bedrock of their business. So it’s natural when a good client asks an ASP to help take on a related business process, the supplier wants to agree.

ERP Ties All Systems Together | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

The two Brits were lured by the siren call of the constant sunshine. Bahad and his partner started Dataforce Corporation in 1993 as a marketing vehicle for their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) consultancy…

High Tech By The Numbers | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Bill Burns provides IT outsourcing for Tier 3 companies. His firm, which specializes in manufacturing ERP systems, has worked hard to build their trust with its competency. So, when a profitability problem arises or a government agency comes calling, they call his company, Shopman, Inc. in Jamison, Pennsylvania for help.

BPO Expanding the Telecom Industry | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Responding to the need to address simultaneous and often rapid changes in the business environment, Nortel Networks a global leader in telephony, data, e-Business, and wireless solutions for the Internet has turned to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for business process outsourcing (BPO) services.

Facing Up to Customer Needs Online | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Communication is fundamental to any kind of commerce. But it’s especially important on the impersonal Net where buyers sit alone in front of a computer screen, wondering if their orders will get lost in the ether. Now e-business owners can add a high touch component to high tech commerce. They can assure an executive on the road that the part will get there tomorrow in time for the big meeting. They can answer any question on-line, real time, using software from FaceTime communication, an ASP.

Leaping at the Chance | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

When a venture capitalist calls with $65 million in funding, management listens. Then the group leaps at the chance to launch a new outsourcing firm, flush with the largest venture capital award to a BPO firm to date. That’s how LeapSource Inc., a Phoenix BPO, got its start…

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