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How Outsourcing IT Applications Helps Working Families in Oklahoma

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services used paper claims to process payment to 4,300 childcare providers who watched 43,000 kids. Some had to wait six weeks to get paid! In addition, childcare claims accounted for 20 percent of the workload but took 80 percent of its time. Fraudulent claims totaled $10 million a year. A ground-breaking IT system the department created with ACS fixed everything.

An Outsourced Way to Move to the Cloud (Almost) Free

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Outsourcing saves buyers money through lower cost. Outsourcing really saves money if the service is free. To allow organizations to take advantage of low-cost IT infrastructure outsourcing, Appistry provides a software solution that helps companies with cloud migration. The company provides its software at no cost to small and medium-sized users. “We wanted to create …

How an Outsourcing Buyer Helped its Service Provider in Haiti after the Earthquake

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Outsourcing is a business transaction. But sometimes outsourcing gets personal. When natural disaster strikes, sometimes the best aid comes from a long-term outsourcing partner. Many times it’s the outsourcing service provider who steps in to help out. (See these Outsourcing Excellence Awards winner stories: ACS and State of Lousianna, Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and Computer …

A.T. Kearney Study Compares U.S. Cities and Latin America for Offshore Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

In addition to great beaches, Latin America is also becoming a popular offshore outsourcing destination. How do Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico compare to Tier 2 cities in the United States? A.T. Kearney’s annual study, while global in scope, attempts to compare them from a regional perspective. The company ranked Brazil the No. …

Clean Technology Provides New Opportunities for Outsourcing Service Providers

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Wipro Academic Thought Spot: A Discussion on Clean Technology with Rafiq Dossani, Senior Research Scholar at the Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University. A Wipro Council for Industry Research Initiative Are there opportunities for outsourcing service providers to create new offerings in clean technology? Rafiq Dossani’s research answers that question. The Senior Research Scholar at the …

In-house Language Skills Enhance Offshore Engagement and Enable Greater Savings

Outsourcing Center, Bruce McCracken, Business Writer

Application development costs and speed to market are critical for a startup with a new concept. Because the founders had to prove the concept, they didn’t want to spend a lot of capital. Hiring U.S. developers was not in the budget. A Chinese service provider got the job done at half the cost.

Application Management Outsourcing Services Provide Bigger Bang for the Buck

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Increased business agility is a big driver of the increase in application management outsourcing (AMO), notes Marc Schwarz, Senior Vice President and leader of the Oracle On Demand business. Businesses want to focus more of their resources on developing new innovations that increase revenue and profits. But he states that reducing business risk is the …

Upcoming Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) (the economic stimulus package for the U.S. economy), healthcare reform, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), the next five years will see a dramatic increase in outsourcing in the healthcare industry. But there are significant challenges for decision makers beyond …

Past and Future: Our List of Top Events in 2009 and Predictions for 2010

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

This year we didn’t need a top 10 list of important past events and future predictions. The worst recession anyone still working can remember and its impact is our list. Our experts shared their sage assessments. Here’s what they think: Top Events of 2009: ACS: The global recession – pure and simple. The current downturn …

Areas Where Outsourcing Will Grow in the Next Five Years

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Our experts predict several areas of the industry will experience significant growth over the next five years. Predicted growth areas for outsourcing will include reverse outsourcing, verticalization, emerging markets, business analytics, healthcare, transportation, and ERP, among others. Industry trends Andrew Pery, Chief Marketing Officer, Kofax, says one of the predicted growth areas for outsourcing will …

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