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Forces of Change Shaping Outsourcing Solutions

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Like a pre-storm sky, a look at the investments outsourcing service providers are currently undertaking presents evidence of tremendous change over the next five years. They’re mapping out a new course, and buyers of outsourcing services need to understand where providers are headed so they can make informed decisions. Outsourcing Center asked 12 leading ITO …

Hot Spots for Growth in Outsourcing | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Which industries will experience a surge in outsourcing in the next few years, and what risks will buyers of those services face? Are there business processes or functions that will begin turning to outsourcing in the next two to five years? What value opportunities and risks will they bring? In what geographic regions will companies …

The Customer Experience in an Era of Digital Transformation | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

How do you make your brand unique in today’s commoditized world? The customer experience has become a big differentiator in a world where the consumer now has power. Sauarbh Mittal discusses what to do and lists the five mistakes companies need to avoid.

Social Media: How Will It Change Outsourcing? | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Kids have been tweating and creating Facebook pages for years. But over the last 12 months, social media has become a new tool of the business world. For the first time outsourcing buyers are asking their suppliers “for social media solutions to help them out, specifically in customer care,” reports Mike Wooden, Senior Vice President, …

Areas Where Outsourcing Will Grow in the Next Five Years | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Our experts predict several areas of the industry will experience significant growth over the next five years. Reverse outsourcing, verticalization, emerging markets, business analytics, healthcare, transportation, and ERP are some of the areas that will enjoy increased attention. Industry trends Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer, Kofax, says reverse outsourcing will pick up steam. This trend …

Mitigating Risk in the Race to the Cloud | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Ed Anderson, CompuCom’s new chief strategy officer, shares his insights on who should move to the cloud, when they should move, and why. He also discusses how racing a sailboat and World War II history taught him important leadership skills.

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