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Five Reasons Why Non-US Providers Are Beefing Up Their US Centers

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Non-US-based outsourcing service providers are currently beefing up their US operations. A constellation of events are making this beneficial for both outsourcing buyers and providers. “Every provider wants a US presence,” observes Denis Winkler, Director at Alsbridge. “And if they already have a presence, it’s growing.” Some of the factors creating this new geographical attitude …

Mobile Operators Think Small to Get Bigger Profits

Debbie Fisher, Business Writer, Outsourcing Center

A small cell solution, that is. Whether you’re a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) deploying services in urban or rural areas, a city official modernizing your infrastructure to attract and retain citizens, or a high tech start-up looking to join the ecosystem of suppliers emerging to address the ever growing data traffic demands, a small …

Outsourcing Talent Gives a Singapore Company a Competitive Advantage in a Market with One Percent Unemployment

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

The key to any successful business is its talent. But what would you do if you couldn’t find the people you needed in the entire country, even though you were paying above market wages? And you can’t offshore the jobs because of government regulations. That’s where outsourcing talent management comes in. Consider the current situation in …

RPO Providers Debunk 14 Outsourcing Myths

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Almost 40 years after Ross Perot launched outsourcing by offering to take over a company’s IT, outsourcing has become an accepted business practice. Yet it’s surprising how much resistance there still is in the market. The Outsourcing Center asked recruitment technology service providers and RPO providers why they believe companies still refuse to outsource in …

Signing a Foreign Trade Agreement Made Colombia Outsourcers More Welcome in the US Market

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

The Foreign Trade Agreement (FTA) is no longer an unfamiliar concept. By 2013 most American companies understand and appreciate the value of offshoring. Since the Indians were among the first suppliers to pioneer the concept of sending work across geographical boundaries, American companies feel comfortable offshoring major functions to Indian service providers. Outsourcers in other …

The F&A Forecast: 14 Challenges and Six Solutions

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

The finance and accounting function, along with HR, have traditionally been the BPO processes that companies testing the waters of outsourcing get wet with first. Today “transactional outsourcing has been leveled to a simple commodity,” says Michael J. Alfonsi, Managing Director, BancTec Financial Transaction Services. So what are FAO’s challenges 20 years later? Processes are …

The Impact of the U.S. Patriot Act on Cloud Data Privacy: The Myths, the Rumors and the Reality

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

There’s a rumor circulating in Europe, igniting fear and paranoia among businesses and consumers alike: Big Brother is alive and well and living in a U.S.-based cloud. That is, cloud data privacy is in jeopardy.  Allow us to explain. Two European companies announced the creation of the first fully European “Database-as-a-Service” cloud offering – one …

Trends in Transportation: Driving Innovation Through Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

Can transportation outsourcing be a catalyst for innovation? The answer is a definite “yes.” Today, transportation organizations are partnering with outsourcers to do more than reduce cost. Transportation outsourcing enables finding creative ways to decrease congestion, improve safety and protect the environment, all while positioning to respond to the needs of a new generation of …

BPO Study’s Surprising Findings on Value and Long-Term Intent in Outsourcing Relationships

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Buyers of outsourced services want their service providers to invest in technologies that bring continual improvement to the outsourced processes. Providers want to invest only where it is also beneficial to their margins in the long run. Therein lies a conflict. Are there reliable predictors of a buyer’s intent for a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship …

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