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Explosive Growth Digital Transformation

Mike Sarantopoulos, SVP, Insurance Practice, NTT DATA, Inc

A successful digitalization strategy is critical to insurance firms’ survival. This white paper examines effective strategies for overcoming internal obstacles to digital transformation and the crucial role data plays in any insurance carrier’s business. Additionally, it clarifies the foundational capabilities that are key to a successful digital transformation initiative. They include: Driving business transformation with …

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Outsourcing Center, Staff Writer

Robotics, Analytics or Multi-channel enagagement? This report explores the innovative practices businesses are implementing in their outsourcing agreements. It is based on 100 in-depth interviews with senior outsourcing buyers. More than four fifths (83%) of buyers say they have experienced innovation in their outsourcing relationships Nine in ten (92%) say their outsourcing partners want to …

Paradise by the Dashboard Lights | White Paper

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

Fast access to meaningful, real-time information is critical to running a successful business, but today’s CEO dashboards fall short. Most are generic, out-of-the-box solutions, created by vendors who don’t understand the companies’ businesses or the type of information each specific CEO really needs. In a world where consumers can get personalized information pushed to their …

Study: U.S. Companies Prefer “Farshore” to Nearshore Outsourcing, Send Higher Value Work Abroad | Article

Outsourcing Center, Samuel Crow, Senior Business Writer

For all the talk of the new allure of nearshore or even stateside outsourcing, most U.S. companies today still prefer to base their service operations half a world away, according to researchers at the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the International Offshoring Research Network’s (ORN) Project at Duke University’s Fuqua School …

When Should You Begin to Prepare for the End of an Outsourcing Contract? | Article

Robert Joslin, Managing Director, Alsbridge

Hint: 12 Months Out is TOO Late When should you start working on your next outsourcing contract? Many organizations do not address the end of a contract until the last year of its term. The notification period in the contract, typically six t-to12 months, usually triggers this discussion. However I believe this is a mistake. …

Lenders Benefit When U.S. Law Firm Outsources Their Due Diligence Work | Article

John Harney, Business Writer

Investors buying loan portfolios want to know about the individual loans in them. Law firms do this for their clients. Before outsourcing, Zarski and Associates hired paralegals who often knew nothing about consumer credit law. Now his supplier iBridge has lawyers in Delhi and Banaglore review the portfolios. I can get an Indian lawyer for $35 an hour and a U.S. paralegal for $50 an hour. Guess which one I’ll take? says David Zarski.

European and Worldwide Knowledge Process Outsourcing Trends

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Knowledge Process Outsourcing may become the fastest-expanding outsourcing initiative in the next 12 months, especially across Europe. Here’s what you need to know about KPO trends, the value proposition, and how to select a KPO service provider.

India Courts Western Law Firms | Article

Rashmi Agarwal, Business Writer, India

Legal services are joining customer contact, transaction services, debt collection, and payroll processing as processes the West is migrating to India. Read why US and UK law firms are outsourcing to the subcontinent.

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