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The Pros and Cons of Offshore Outsourcing

Ben Trowbridge

Outsourcing has become a popular business strategy in recent years, with companies of all sizes turning to external service providers to handle various aspects of their operations and the discussion of offshore outsourcing vs nearshore outsourcing needs to be examined. This practice involves delegating specific tasks or processes to a third-party company often offshore or …

Comparing Upwork versus TopTal and Fiverr

J Ben Trowbridge

In today’s digital age, freelancing platforms have become an essential part of the professional world. Upwork, TopTal, and Fiverr are three popular platforms that connect employers with freelancers from around the globe. Upwork is a large and diverse platform that offers a wide range of freelancers and services. TopTal, on the other hand, focuses on …

Six Tips for Telcos to Cross the Cloud Chasm

Debbie Fisher, Business Writer, Outsourcing Center

Cloud technologies are changing both consumer and business behaviors. Breaking down barriers associated with storage and compute power, cloud solutions are freeing users from the limits of their smartphones, tablets and PCs allowing them to access unlimited resources and pay only for what they need. But how do providers of cloud services and solutions move …

Get More Bang for Your Buck: Do’s and Don’ts in Formulating Cloud Computing Contracts

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

In late September, high-profile cloud storage start up Nirvanix told its customers to stop replicating data on its servers and migrate to other providers like Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and Amazon S3. For several reasons, Nirvanix, sitting on a tidy $70 million in funding, was shutting down . Users had until October 15 to download …

The Seven Deadly Sins of BPO and How to Avoid Them

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). The concept is relatively simple: instead of hiring employees to handle the necessary but non-core, transaction-based business functions in your company, pass these on to someone else. Where’s the room for BPO mistakes? Here’s the thing: BPO is not like dropping off your dirty clothes at the dry cleaner and having …

The World’s Largest Procurement BPO Engagement Realizes Its Vision

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards—Best Financial Services: Deutsche Bank and Accenture The world’s largest procurement BPO engagement has realized its vision. “Working as one cohesive team, we over-delivered on our business case and we’re still on an upward trajectory. Eight years after initiating the largest procurement BPO engagement in the world, we’re here, we’re successful and …

A Merger, a Consolidation and a Transformation: The Critical First Steps

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards – Best ITO: Towers Watson and Dell Services  “The biggest mistake companies make is picking a provider and then treating them like a vendor. You can hire the best company in the world, but if you don’t work with that provider as a team, you are going to fail.”John Dabek, …

Outsourcing Center Announces Winners of 16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards

debra.floyd

Outsourcing Center Announces Winners of 16th Annual Outsourcing Excellence Awards Events to be held May 24th in Grapevine, TX DALLAS, April 11, 2012 ─ Outsourcing Center, the leading resource of outsourcing best-practice information, announced winners of the 2012 Outsourcing Excellence Awards: Best Partnership: U.S. Army Information Technology Agency, Defense Continuity Integrated Network (ITA DCIN) and …

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