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Ingredients for a Successful Alliance | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing relationships work well when each company is able to focus on its core competency. The outcome is even more successful when each firm is a leader in its field. This relationship displays the powerful results when a buyer leverages the best-in-class expertise of a supplier. It is an enlightening case study in how companies should outsource their telecommunication.

Growing Together | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Compaq Computer Corporation and Jabil Circuit, Inc. This award illustrates the ability to expand SAP outsourcing into a whole new venue, e-commerce. E-commerce, of course, is the hottest area for outsourcing expansion. Jabil originally outsourced its SAP application to Compaq to manage its global growth throughout North America, Asia and Europe. This outsourcing proved to be the perfect springboard to attack e-commerce….

Impact on Growth | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Unisys and First Travel Corporation: This is fascinating example of how an international IT company moved into BPO outsourcing. Outsourcing its back office gave First Travelcorp two strategic advantages: marketing muscle and cost flexibility. First, Travelcorp could provide new, sought after services for its corporate clients, which provided a competitive edge. The result: Travelcorp landed new clients, the biggest it has ever had. And it was able to turn a fixed cost into a variable one, boosting the bottom line.

Taking Care of Business | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Here is a superb example of how two organizations took an immense challenge and succeeded. The scope of EDS’s assignment was broad and pervasive: to take over the IT and some BPO functions for the Government of South Australia. The ministers literally outsourced the entire government! The benefits were wide-ranging as well: cost savings, improved services and new job creation. The relationship is noteworthy because of its grand vision and its ability to deliver…

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…

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.

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.

In the Beginning… | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

The creation of Sabre Inc., now the world’s leading provider of information technology for the travel and transportation industries, did not stem from an intent to form a new outsourcing group. It became an outsourcer, says Robert L. Crandall, chairman and CEO of AMR…

Flying High in Close Formation | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

In the world of travel reservations bookings, no name is better known than Sabre. It processes 40% of all reservations made in the world and links travelers to travel suppliers through more than 210,000 computers at travel agencies, airports and businesses. Nearly every airline in the world relies on outsourcing solutions and services from Sabre.

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