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Profile of a Startup | Article

The objective of the new outsourcer, Exult, is a truly colossal undertaking. Founded in November 1998, the company aims to become the entire human resources (HR) department for all the Global 500 companies. Typically, each of those companies currently has 200-500 people working in their HR departments.

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Moving Into the Neighborhood | Article

Without a doubt, the enormous growth in the outsourcing industry spells o-p-p-o-r-t-u-n-i-t-y for a company that can offer service expertise and economies of scale. But just recognizing the opportunity and hanging out a shingle is not enough.

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In the Beginning… | Article

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…

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Flying High in Close Formation | Article

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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New Dairy Product Enters Asia-Pacific Market | Article

A Scottish surgeon had a vision of being able to improve the health of people in Hong Kong by supplying them with cows’ milk kept free from contamination. To that end, in 1886, he and five Hong Kong businessmen incorporated Dairy Farm and imported a herd of dairy cattle in order to lower the price of milk, thereby increasing profits for company shareholders..

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Prescription for 24/7 Uptime | Article

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…..

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Supplier’s Services Silhouette BPO Trends | Article

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.

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Keeping Intellectual Property Under Wraps | Article

During an outsourcing agreement the vendor becomes polluted with what is considered to be very proprietary intellectual property, says Gene Slowinski, director of strategic alliance research at the graduate school of management at Rutgers University. When a vendor works with a customer in an outsourcing relationship, the customer tells the supplier many things that are protected by patent, information protected by trade secrets, and vital company knowledge that is retained by the employees within the corporation. The customer and its new business partner the vendor must discuss these issues or it can be very damaging to both sides.

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