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Managing Enterprise Mobility in a Bring-Your-Own-Device World: Trends, Challenges and the Role of Outsourcing | Article

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

It is the era of the 24/7 employee – but no one seems to be complaining. Cloud computing, collaboration convergence and the need for access-on-the-go have driven a surge in mobility technologies. Instead of wanting to “get away from it all,” people want to take it all with them – accessible through the lightweight devices …

Keeping Your Head in the Clouds: Creating an Effective Cloud Strategy | Article

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

If you were ranking the most talked-about topics of 2011, Cloud Computing would probably fall somewhere in between Charlie Sheen and the Royal Wedding. But, in most cases, that talk hasn’t translated into a groundswell of action. According to a recent Alsbridge eSeminar survey, one of the stumbling blocks appears to be the initial planning …

Trends in Transportation: Driving Innovation Through Outsourcing | Article

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

Can outsourcing be a catalyst for innovation? In the case of the transportation industry, the answer is a definite “yes.” Today, transportation organizations are partnering with outsourcers to do more than reduce cost. Together, they’re finding creative ways to decrease congestion, improve safety and protect the environment, all while positioning to respond to the needs …

Five "Gotchas" When Negotiating an Outsourcing Agreement | Article

David Mitchell, Senior Consultant

While reducing cost is typically the primary benefit of outsourcing, you also want an outsourcing agreement that allows you to realize your immediate and long-term delivery needs, provides contract flexibility and ensures that you receive maximum value for the money you will be spending. To meet those objectives, pay careful attention to the five “gotchas” …

Ten Pitfalls in Outsourcing Transitions | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

There’s no shortage of methodologies and advisories on best practices and risk mitigation strategies for the transition phase of outsourcing relationships. Even so, many buyers encounter situations they didn’t foresee when structuring their arrangement, which cause costs to rise and delay time to value. Outsourcing Center studied these types of situations by surveying companies nominated …

Leveraging Agile’s Skills to Create Successful ADM Outsourcing | Article

Brandi Moore, Business Writer

Jim Chiang, CEO of NeoContext, an Agile consultancy, says, “One of the biggest hurdles in outsourcing is getting over the collaboration hump. It’s too easy to put together a project plan and send it over the fence for implementation. We all know this is a preferred strategy, but it doesn’t work.” So how do applications …

Business Process as a Service – The Next Wave of BPO Delivery | Article

Outsourcing Center, Bruce McCracken, Business Writer

Business process as a service (BPaaS) is emerging to be a BPO game-changer reminiscent of Software as a Service (SaaS) a decade ago. Specifically, BPaaS is adding arrows to organizations’ outsourcing quiver in how they approach their finance and accounting and other back-office functions. “Businesses that leverage traditional outsourcing deals are looking to move off …

Start-up Healthcare Company Overcomes Risks and Captures Success in Outsourced R&D | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurial companies such as Inherited Health™, an online resource for information about health risks, but it’s also imperative that such companies deliver new products to the market in a short time frame and at the lowest cost. Those were the business challenges – along with having only a handful of …

Upcoming Changes Point to Need for Buyers of Outsourcing Services to Alter their Way of Thinking | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing Center asked leading outsourcing service providers about their predictions as to the biggest changes that will impact outsourcing buyers over the next five years. Their answers clearly point to a need for buyers to alter their thinking about how, when, and why they engage with providers of outsourced services. Extreme performance requires elasticity Joanne …

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

New delivery models, new pricing models, service providers’ new marketing strategies, moving up the value chain to intellectual arbitrage, new technologies, real-time customer interaction, globalization, and new standards and regulations – these factors set the stage for risks for buyers of outsourcing services in the next two to five years. (Read Forces of Change Shaping …

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