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Decision-Making Insights for Companies Outsourcing HR Functions

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing HR went through a shake-out over the past two years due to the continual issues around scope and other challenges that buyers and service providers encountered over the past decade. The dust has settled from the revamping efforts, but there are new challenges on the horizon. Here’s what your company needs to know for …

Seven Action Areas to Strengthen an Outsourcing Relationship

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

An outsourcing provider’s quality of services and the achievement of the agreed-upon mutually beneficial objectives are essential to success. But there are additional actions that service providers and buyers can take to boost the return on investment and increase the life expectancy of their relationships, that is, strengthen outsourcing relationships. To identify these relationship-strengthening actions, …

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 …

Social Media and Its New Role in Business

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Rahul Koul, Manager, Strategic Marketing, Wipro Kathik Nagendra, Manager, Wipro, Council for Industry Research Wipro Voice: A Conversation on Digital Platforms with Rahul Koul, Manager, Strategic Marketing, and Kathik Nagendra, Manager, Wipro Council for Industry Research It’s cheaper. It’s more effective. Its reach is virtually boundless. And it’s all in one place. “Social networking and …

When an Outsourcing Service Provider’s Lack of Domain Knowledge is a Good Thing

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

How important to the value proposition for an outsourcing initiative is the service provider’s domain knowledge specific to the buyer’s industry? Many buyers report that the provider’s expertise in a particular business process ranks higher in importance than industry expertise when selecting a service provider. But there are situations where industry knowledge is crucial, especially …

Clean Technology Provides New Opportunities for Outsourcing Service Providers

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Wipro Academic Thought Spot: A Discussion on Clean Technology with Rafiq Dossani, Senior Research Scholar at the Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University. A Wipro Council for Industry Research Initiative Are there opportunities for outsourcing service providers to create new offerings in clean technology? Rafiq Dossani’s research answers that question. The Senior Research Scholar at the …

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