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IT Infrastructure & Applications

Overcoming the Inherent Gridlock in Outsourcing

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…

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

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.

Prescription for 24/7 Uptime

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Years ago, many organizations had software systems that were ‘nice to have.’ In today’s world, though, we need systems to help us compete in the marketplace more effectively. Software systems now have a major impact on our business and enable us to produce higher revenues, higher income, and higher market capitalization…..

Supplier’s Services Silhouette BPO Trends

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Two current trends driving the growth of business process outsourcing (BPO) are the trend toward outsourcing of packaged software applications and the trend for end-to-end hosting management of those applications. Within BPO’s segment of the outsourcing industry are such critical, non-core functional transactional processes as payroll, payroll tax services, and benefits administration.

The Dynamics of Outsourcing in Australia

Dr. Ognian Pishev, Vitosha Software (Australia)

Although information technology did not occupy the place it deserved in party platforms during Australia’s September 1998 election, IT was brought to the public forefront by industry bodies. Australia is currently at a critical juncture of its multi-billion-dollar outsourcing industry, and the general concensus is that reform is needed.

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