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Storage Solutions Go from Deadly Dull to Dynamic (No Kidding)

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

It’s hard to look at what’s happened to enterprise technology over the past few years and not feel a bit of an adrenaline rush. Cloud computing, mobility and data analytics are pretty sexy stuff—full of excitement, packed with benefits and changing the way we do darn near everything. While this triad of technological wonderment has …

Disrupter Turned Destroyer: How Mobility is Killing Corporate Productivity

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

Please silence your smartphone and give this article your full attention. For most people these days, that’s easier said than done, with the normalization of mobility tools. Although the proliferation of mobility has untethered global employees from their desks, provided anytime access to the information they need to do their jobs, and given workforces newfound …

Faking the Big SEO

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 …

The Impact of Wearable Mobile on MDM Strategies

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

Move over, Rolex. Step aside, Armani. If the predictions hold true, tomorrow’s corporate climbers will all be ditching the designer accessories for the next big thing: namely, wearable computing devices. From smart watches to augmented reality glasses and contact lenses, today’s emerging tech toys have the potential to become tomorrow’s most valuable business tools. These …

How Workforce 2020 Will Change Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

There’s a reason the term is “outsourcing partner”. 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 …

Steering Through the Cloud

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

Those who thought cloud computing was just a passing fad are learning that it is made of more solid stuff. That said, severe competition could still rip a large hole through some clouds. Read on for some pointers to stay afloat. Even as we talk, the two companies that dwarf all other cloud providers, Amazon …

Is it Time to Replace BYOD with CYOD?

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

BYOD vs CYOD: that is the discussion. 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 …

BPO for the Next Generation

Outsourcing Staff

How analytics, insights and innovation are revolutionizing the outsourcing industry. Take a look at the next generation of BPO! Since its mainstream inception in the 1990s, a comprehensive and successful business process outsourcing (BPO) program has consisted of three main elements: cost reduction, transaction processing of non-core functions (such as human resources and finance and …

Making Waves—Cloud Brokerage and Integration

Debbie Fisher, Business Writer, Outsourcing Center

Although the definition of cloud computing is still evolving, it hasn’t slowed the adoption of applications being deployed in the cloud. Looking back five years, Ajay Srivastava, VP of Product Management and Strategy at Oracle Managed Cloud Services, recalls early conversations with other IT industry executives about client server computing as the advent to a …

Criminals Turn to Outsourcing to Launch Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Here’s one sign that outsourcing has become an accepted global business strategy: the criminals have adopted it! Yes, friends, neighbors and countrymen, criminals are hiring IT experts to perform distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which effectively bring down Websites. NSFOCUS, Inc., a company that provides enterprise-level network security solutions and services, tracked 168,459 individual DDoS attacks …

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