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Evaluating Success in an Outsourcing Relationship | Article

Many companies don’t achieve the anticipated outcomes in their outsourcing initiatives because they don’t take the right steps up front. Here’s how the fifth-largest homebuilder in the United States built an outstanding outsourcing relationship that produced the outcomes the client wanted.

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IDC Study | Article

Outsourcing used to be about cost, capital and cash flow. Today, outsourcing is about strategy and execution. So says a just released study by IDC and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

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Anchor for Agility | Article

When Nortel selected a service provider, the low cost offer did not prevail since Nortel wanted the best cultural fit. CSC won the deal after its negotiating team announced they would be the ones heading the account.

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If the Shoe Fits | Article

Building for Future Competition and Growth Dramatic technological changes now regularly unsettle our ways of doing business, and this trend promises to wreak even more havoc in the future as technological advances occur even more quickly. Future organizational success already depends on strategies to make companies more agile in their ability to change so that their competitors don’t pass them by. Where will your company be five years from now? Successful companies will have evolved to operate in fresh new, more effective ways. Motivational speaker and author, John L. Mason, advises people that if the shoe fits, they shouldn’t wear it, for they are not allowing room for growth. Companies that don’t change but continue to operate as they do today will become eccentric, for growth and success require change. To stay in the game, executives must decide to stop doing things the way they have always been done, realizing that organizations have limitations and can’t be good at everything. To