R&D clusters, virtualization, SOA. They’re part of the second-generation utility computing model, now the number-one model companies are selecting for new IT systems and high-performance computing (HPC) needs. Here’s how buyers are using the model with outsourcing.
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Labor and food costs comprise 60 percent of a fast-food restaurant’s overall costs. Software solutions can efficiently manage the business, but they’re often not cost-effective for small to mid-size businesses and franchisees. Here’s how many restaurant owners benefit from a restaurant-management solution in an outsourced hosted ASP model.
Most corporate, law firms, and hospital libraries are cost centers and must justify their existence and continually reduce or contain costs. Many libaries are nearly dead or need to transform to digital assets. And more companies–like Toyota Motor Sales USA–find they need to create an information archive. Read this story to learn what outsourcing can achieve.
GE Looks To Recruitment Process Outsourcer To Find ‘Meat And Potatoes’ Candidates As Well As ‘The Purple Squirrel’ | Article
Outsourcing the routine details of recruiting allows GE’s HR department to stay strategic. Yoh HR Solutions also takes care of GE’s federal compliance folder, a task that can have major repercussions for employers if done improperly.
When Circuit City spun off CarMax, the car retailer had no HR department. CarMax had to decide whether it should gear up PeopleSoft and keep the function in-house or outsource. Outsourcing won because of the supplier’s depth of functions in addition to the cost savings.
Original equipment manufacturers have been using contract manufacturers for years. Today high tech product life cycles have become so short that building plants and hiring specialized staff is no longer economic for OEMs. Contract manufacturing is still the answer.
JTI, which manufactures Salems, Winstons, and Mild Sevens, has plants in 48 countries. It asked Equant, its global telecom provider, to set up a voice over Internet protocol call center so it could take advantage of the new services VoIP offers.
Ninety Percent of Senior Finance Executives Find Outsourcing Successful According to Surveys | Article
More than 90 percent of financial executives labeled their outsourcing successful. But the big surprise was that cost savings are neither the primary motivation to outsource nor the biggest benefit perceived. At the end of the day, it’s all about customer satisfaction.
A new study by the Conference Board and Accenture HR Services discovered four forces came together in 2004 to encourage governments to outsource HR. Here’s what’s happening.
Things were going well for Entergy and its IT provider, SAIC; but they wanted their relationship to grow and produce more value. So they jointly funded an 18-month relationship health check-up. It was an eye-opener, and they subsequently renegotiated their deal to make it even better.