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Supplier Keeps Mailrooms Safe at Verizon Wireless | Article

Océ Business Services has handled its share of emergencies for Verizon Wireless, including the anthrax scare after 9/11 and the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. And its improved processes have generated savings of $1.5 million rather than the projected $300,000 – exceeding expectationss by 500 percent. Read why this relationship succeeds.

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The Expanding Territory of Offshore Outsourcing | Article

Suppliers are moving the back office to the four corners of the globe. At the same time, buyers, now firmly committed to offshore solutions, are wrestling with the decision to select a near shore or farshore provider. Here’s what’s going on in offshore outsourcing.

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Financial Institution Outsourcing: Managing the Risks | Article

In the Bible, Cain insisted he was not responsible for his brother’s actions. That’s not true if you are a financial institution. Banks, savings and loans and credit unions are still responsible for the actions of their service providers. Two attorneys at Baker and McKenzie tell financial institutions how to protect their interests when they outsource.

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Outsourcing Helps Trade Center Buyers Get Back in Business | Article

Outsourcing suppliers are responsive in a crisis. Forty-five minutes after the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Compaq executives were on the phone, putting together a triage of support for its eight financial clients with Recover-All contracts as well as its many other customers headquartered in the twin towers. Tom Simmons, vice president of Compaq Managed Services in Stowe, Massachusetts, says within three hours Compaq had organized a crisis center routing telephone questions to Colorado Springs and opened a walk-in facility near Madison Square Garden manned by its Northeast sales team. A crisis Web site was online that night.

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No 'Reservations' at the Inns | Article

At LaQuinta, the inbound call center has been an outsourced function since 1996. Jackie Burke, Vice President of Reservation Services for LaQuinta, says the company has no reservations — that is, no doubts or misgivings — about its choice of outsourcing supplier for this extremely important function.