Research & Insight

Global Service Delivery

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…

Debate, Duplication, Delivery and Development | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing has grown so much that we are having a hard time getting a true handle on it,says renowned analyst/lecturer, Michael F. Corbett. I think the major growth areas for 2000 will be the Application Service Providers (ASPs), the movement of robust software applications out onto the Internet, and BPO…

International Outsourcing: The Legal View of What’s Different | Article

Bill Bierce

International outsourcing involves complexity and risks not found in typical domestic outsourcing. These risks are cultural, political, financial, technological, managerial and legal. Ultimately, these multiple international risks show up in the process of drafting, negotiating and enforcing the contract. Freedom of contract varies according to the governing laws and attacking the legal issues requires initiatives from the beginning.

The Dynamics of Outsourcing in Australia | Article

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.

No Seams | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Industry studies reveal that most customers who become dissatisfied select another provider, rather than return the functions in-house. Stephen Fordham, Senior Director of Employee Care at Convergys Corporation.

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