The U.S. economic problems have impacted outsourcing in several ways, as has the increased focus on innovation and R&D in outsourcing arrangements. Both are affecting the initial stages of outsourcing decisions. Here’s a look at these trends and how they may affect your company.
Nearly everyone is talking about innovation in outsourcing. In this article, experts share their insights on the hindrances and best practices surrounding innovation objectives.
Supplier consolidation. The arrival of a buyer’s market. Multi-vendor strategies gain the upper hand. Read about 17 things that will shape the FAO market next year.
Four primary areas of risk await buyers of outsourced services in 2006. Industry experts share their recommendations for handling them.
Where will suppliers outsource work in the next couple of years? And why? There are dramatic changes in attitudes toward this decision!
The Land Registry wanted to add PCs to its 24 offices throughout the UK in just eight months. It formed a public/private partnership with HP to get the job done. Outsourcing, however, brought even more benefits to the government agency.
Read about ITO in 2005: the move to global sourcing, the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley, and new activities for ASPs.
IT spending finally picked up and the utility\x0d\x0a model of pay-as-needed became firmly established in 2003. The surviving\x0d\x0a ASPs rose like a phoenix. Buyers focused on cost. They also need\x0d\x0a to consider the strategic value of IT outsourcing.
Successful outsourcing arrangements leverage more than resources and expertise — it’s the partnership approach that makes the difference.
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.