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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.

Straight A’s Report Card | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Grading the performance levels, strategies, and success of government services outsourcing suppliers, MAXIMUS is out front with straight A’s. The company was selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten Best Small Companies in America for 1999..

Extending the Reach of Outsourcing | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

As the outsourcing industry heads into 1999, Richard Raysman, an attorney with the New York firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder and Steiner LLP, expects to see not only larger transactions, but an expansion of the services being outsourced.

The Tactics of Transformation | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

The outsourcing industry, having matured significantly during the past ten years, faces changes in 1999 that will not only alter the focus of the outsourcing industry itself, but will also transform the companies entering into such transactions.

Renewed Focus on Financial Performance | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

As the outsourcing industry heads into the final year of the century, growth will be driven by a blending of the traditional and newer segments of the industry, according to Donna Crane, vice president, marketing, Systems and Computer Technology Corp. (SCT).

Network Security in Outsourcing | Article

Richard Raysman

The recent wave of network outsourcing is causing some business people, and not just techies, to turn their attention to a seldom mentioned aspect of outsourcing — network security.

Negotiating Effective BPO Contracts

Bill Deckelman

Negotiating Effective BPO Contracts: As the trend toward business process outsourcing (BPO) grows, companies are faced with a new learning curve. They need to understand the elements of establishing a successful BPO relationship, beginning with the proper contract vehicle, which can play a critical role in fostering the chances for success.

Distinguishing Between Dispute and Discussion: | Article

Robert E. Zahler

Why do customers and suppliers often mutually characterize their outsourcing relationships as adversarial? The single biggest reason is a failure by both parties to distinguish between legitimate disagreement and discussion, on the one hand, and improper and harmful dispute, on the other.

EURO: Ready or Not, Here It Comes | Article

Richard Lister

On January 1, 1999, eleven member countries of the European Union (EU) will adopt the Euro as their common currency. This move has complex implications for outsourcing in Europe. It will affect existing and new contracts and, more fundamentally, have an impact on the market structure.

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