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Compliance and Cybersecurity Market Explode

Ben Trowbridge

Terror, anxiety, bewilderment, and even boredom. These are the range of emotions many executives feel when they sit down to discuss their organization’s cybersecurity and compliance strategies. Then the realities of their budget and competing priorities kick in, and often the result, even after a significant industry breach, is they give faint attention to meaningful …

Top Five Reasons for IT Directors to Outsource IT Services

Mark Walker, Business Development Director, Ubertas

Fear of surrendering control is probably the main factor holding many IT directors back from realizing the benefits you’ll reap when you outsource IT services. But if you can find an IT services supplier who will work with you in a genuine partnership, understanding the specific needs of your business, it soon becomes clear that …

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 …

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 …

Small U.S.-Based Finance and Accounting Outsourcer Delivers Value of Large Providers

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

The bulk of most companies’ operational costs are in manpower, says Ragu Bhargava, CEO of Global Upside, Inc., a finance and accounting (F&A) service provider. That’s one of the reasons companies in all industries are increasingly bucking the long-held practice of retaining full-time F&A staff in house. Mountain View, Calif,-based Global Upside, Inc. provides services …

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

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 …

Forces of Change Shaping Outsourcing Solutions

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Like a pre-storm sky, a look at the investments outsourcing solutions providers are currently undertaking presents evidence of tremendous change over the next five years. They’re mapping out a new course, and buyers of outsourcing services need to understand where providers are headed so they can make informed decisions. Outsourcing Center asked 12 leading ITO …

Assessing the Coming Impact of Cloud Computing on Outsourced Solutions

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

What will be the speed of adoption of outsourced cloud computing solutions over the next five years? How will the cloud evolve and change outsourcing arrangements? How can buyers of outsourcing services optimize their cloud opportunities and manage the risks? Outsourcing Center interviewed industry executives about developments in outsourced cloud computing solutions. In this article …

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Buyers must face decisions around new risks and opportunities in outsourced IT solutions. Charlie Bess, HP Fellow, HP Enterprise Services, says the outsourcing industry is facing “a different kind of IT and support environment than what we had just a few short years ago.” Here’s how he describes this new environment: More sensors deployed in …

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