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Offshore outsourcing to maximize Cost Efficiency

Ben Trowbridge

Outsourcing outsourcing has become a popular business strategy in recent years, with companies looking to cut costs and increase efficiency by delegating certain tasks to external service providers. One type of outsourcing that has gained significant traction is offshore outsourcing, where companies outsource their business processes to service providers located in different countries. This article …

How Workforce 2020 Will Change Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

There’s a reason the term is “outsourcing partner”. We’ve all heard it, or said it, a million times: Our outsourcing engagement works because of the relationship. It is a partnership, not a buyer-vendor arrangement. And for the most part, that statement has held true. Traditional outsourcing typically involved a 10-plus-year contract, along with a real …

Get More Bang for Your Buck: Do’s and Don’ts in Formulating Cloud Computing Contracts

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

In late September, high-profile cloud storage start up Nirvanix told its customers to stop replicating data on its servers and migrate to other providers like Microsoft Azure, IBM SoftLayer and Amazon S3. For several reasons, Nirvanix, sitting on a tidy $70 million in funding, was shutting down . Users had until October 15 to download …

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 …

RPO Providers Debunk 14 Outsourcing Myths

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Almost 40 years after Ross Perot launched outsourcing by offering to take over a company’s IT, outsourcing has become an accepted business practice. Yet it’s surprising how much resistance there still is in the market. The Outsourcing Center asked recruitment technology service providers and RPO providers why they believe companies still refuse to outsource in …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Payroll Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

Payroll outsourcing is an excellent way to improve accuracy, streamline processes and offload time-consuming, often tedious tasks to a proven specialist. While the service is designed to simplify life for the client company (and the people in it), without careful planning or adherence to some best practices, the whole thing can get a little complicated. …

Why is Outsourcing Innovation So Hard? Here’s How to Make the Impossible Possible!

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Talk to most outsourcing buyers at the outset of their engagements and innovation is always on their wish list. Talk to them two or three years later, and the one thing they wish they had gotten is innovation. The lack of innovation in outsourcing seems to be one the few things they are unhappy about. …

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