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Outsourcing Engineering R&D Is Increasing Globally | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Indian service providers are investing in engineering labs where their scientists work on innovations and file for trademarks and patents. Global companies continue to outsource research and development. But these outsourcing relationships are different. Read how to make them successful.

New Contact Center Management Solution Enables Social CRM, Streamlines Processes, and Ensures Cost-Effective Flexibility | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Today’s contact centers drive revenue and build customer relationships. Management of processes in those centers (whether outsourced, hybrid, or internal centers) is now easier and less costly using VContactCenter. This new CRM solution also facilitates capturing and managing data from social media such as Twitter, makes it easy to segment data, and provides multi-language yet standard capabilities for globalization.

Application Management Outsourcing Services Provide Bigger Bang for the Buck | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Companies are placing more focus on ensuring software products deliver real impact to business needs and also growth to the business, observes Mohammed Haque, Genpact’s Vice President and Head, Enterprise Solutions Service practice. It’s more than just acquiring software for operations; the focus is now on getting the most value out of software assets and …

Social Media: How Will It Change Outsourcing? | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Kids have been tweating and creating Facebook pages for years. But over the last 12 months, social media has become a new tool of the business world. For the first time outsourcing buyers are asking their suppliers “for social media solutions to help them out, specifically in customer care,” reports Mike Wooden, Senior Vice President, …

Supplier Keeps Mailrooms Safe at Verizon Wireless | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Océ Business Services has handled its share of emergencies for Verizon Wireless, including the anthrax scare after 9/11 and the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. And its improved processes have generated savings of $1.5 million rather than the projected $300,000 – exceeding expectationss by 500 percent. Read why this relationship succeeds.

Enabling Offshored Call Centers to Move Back On Shore | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

In the past, barriers to moving a call center back on shore included the high cost of staffing, training, technology, and terminating a contract early. Organizations can now handle their move back onshore cost-effectively and get up and running again quickly. Here’s how.

How to Manage and Mitigate Offshore Risks | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

What are the real risks in offshoring both ITO and BPO work? Professor Ravi Aron, John Hopkins University, says understanding those risks helps buyers set up procedures to make their offshore engagements more successful.

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