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Impact of Service Provider Selection Criteria on Transition/Migration Challenges

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Our study of the relationships nominated for Outsourcing Excellence Awards in 2008 reveals important findings regarding the impact of service provider selection criteria on the ease and challenges during the transition phase or IT implementation. The study clearly reveals some buyers’ strategies cause the opposite of the intended outcome.

RPO Puts Visteon Staffing in the Fast Lane after Ford Spin-Off

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

How do you hire 1,000 human resource employees ASAP when you’re the untested new kid on the block? That was the challenge Visteon Corporation faced right before Ford spun off the automobile parts manufacturer. Manpower Business Solutions helped the newcomer fill its roster and cut its time to hire 50 percent.

Making an Outsourced Call Center Relationship Work

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

One of the victims of September 11 was the airline industry. Delta had to service its call center customers at a lower cost. The solution was offshoring. That decision turned out to be a lifeline when hurricanes hit the US last year, shuttering some US call centers. Wipro routed extra calls to Mumbai and Pune, stretching its resources to support the airline in its time of need.

Vintage Outsourcing

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

CompuCom Systems’ SLA-driven outsourcing services have improved E&J Gallo Winery’s IT functions so dramatically that the winery is currently ranked in the Information 500 as the number one IS shop in its industry and the number three overall among all industries

Grabbing Rebounds

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Facilities management for a company with multiple locations can be handled much more efficiently and cost-effectively through strategic outsourcing.

Getting Started on the Right Foot

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Success in an outsourcing relationship must be built on the right foundation, and that happens only when the buyer clearly and objectively describes to the supplier exactly what it wants to buy. That’s what Xcel Energy did when it entered into its successful outsourcing relationship with IBM Global Services.

Taking the Chaos Out of Government Outsourcing

Chris Pryer, Business Writer

For government agencies across the United States, the ability to deliver services to their citizenry is being sorely taxed (no pun intended). Budgets are being strained beyond limit. Quality — and quantity — of services is deteriorating. And the varieties of the prevailing political climate can wreak havoc on long-range planning and consistent and coordinated operational systems. Add to this the fact that many government agencies’ entire existing infrastructure for delivering services is suffering from such maladies as outdated technology, a stagnant work force and the typical bureaucratic red tape that is government’s calling card, and you have a recipe for guaranteed underachievement.

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