The common wisdom is outsourcing is counter-cyclical, so it should be going gangbusters in the down economy. But that’s not what actually happened. What is going on? The international law firm Morrison & Foerster polled its clients. Partner Christopher Ford reports the findings.
Currently, a growing number of enterprises expect service providers to use service management tools, especially those aligned to ITIL v3 best practices in managing services as a business. This article discusses the trends around uses and benefits of such tools, their differences in value and approach, and how the tools enhance even the soft relationship skills in an outsourcing arrangement.
Bharti Airtel is a fast-growing Indian telco. It felt labor costs in India were too expensive. It wanted to solve customer care issues at the machine. So it offshored its solution–to North America. The Indian company selected Nortel for its call center technology. Together they changed the behavior of a nation.
The outsourcing industry is changing, and there are some new risks. This article is full of tips for mitigating risks in six elements of outsourcing.
IT outsourcing is no longer a commodity. Here’s a run-down of recent trends demonstrating IT outsourcing is becoming integral to top-line growth. Read about new business models, new functions being outsourced, and other changes that will impact ITO deals next year.
Four primary areas of risk await buyers of outsourced services in 2006. Industry experts share their recommendations for handling them.
A new buzz surrounds IT outsourcing. Buyers are taking a new tactical approach to ITO. They want technical innovation, worry about security, and are embracing multisourcing. Read what the experts think will happen in 2006.
ATI manufactures 400 cards for video games. Dissatisfaction with multiple suppliers led it to select a single source solution. ASP Parature improved customer satisfaction and decreased incoming call volume by 80 percent through its self-service options.
When Sunoco decided to transform its IT infrastructure, it performed 90 percent its IT services in-house. After an honest assessment of its deficiencies, Sunoco decided to outsource 90 percent of its infrastructure to multiple suppliers. This Q&A describes the changes outsourcing has brought to the refiner.
Even though HR is the most mature BPO process, it still has growth momentum, according to a new Conference Board study. The reason: companies want to outsource HR routine transactions so their part of the process can become more strategic. The Accenture-sponsored study points out what still needs fixing.