The common wisdom is outsourcing is counter-cyclical, so it should be going gangbusters in the down economy. But that’s not what actually happened. What is going on? The international law firm Morrison & Foerster polled its clients. Partner Christopher Ford reports the findings.
SaaS Enables Next-Generation Inter-Warehouse Inventory Visibility for Supply Chain Management and 3PL Industry | Article
The SaaS model has now been applied to a supply chain, warehousing, and inventory management solution. It’s cost-effective, flexible, has a quick implementation, and resolves all the challenges that 3PLs and their customers face.
On-Demand Desktop Hardware and Software Support Simplifies Management and Cuts Costs for Peruvian Bank | Article
Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP) faced problems with hardware and software refreshing. To complicate matters, the bank had also adopted desktop technology in an ad hoc manner from numerous vendors over many years. Subsidiaries located in different countries had different business cultures and adopted technology their way. Selecting HP’s Access on Demand helped the bank get a handle on its vast computer inventory.
Centralizing Asset Management Helps Promotional Products Manufacturer Manage Its IT Infrastructure | Article
Like many promotional products manufacturers, The GEM Group has a manufacturing facility in China. The manufacturer was changing its IT desktop infrastructure. Did the computers in Shenzhen have enough memory to work in the new IT environment? Everdream’s application allows GEM to manage the Chinese infrastructure from its Massachusetts headquarters.
As Canada’s central bank, the Bank of Canada works to preserve the value of money by keeping inflation low. It also acts as the government’s fiscal agent. More than 400 employees worked on the retail debt program, consuming 85 percent of the bank’s IT capacity while not a core activity. Outsourcing to EDS was the answer. However, this assignment had some extra requirements.
Network vulnerabilities are increasing and also becoming more difficult to deal with. Is your organization at risk? How does putting a solution in place differ if you already have some security measures and devices or if you have none? Here’s what a major medical center experienced and why it opted for an outsourced security solution.
Most small to midsize businesses (SMBs) don’t have in-house telecom experts, lack the experience to handle ongoing quick technological changes, and can’t effectively plan ongoing strategies, manage implementations, and ensure harmonious use of communication technologies and devices on their own. So they outsource.
Booz Allen Hamilton Study: Data Security Is Becoming a Distinguishing Factor When Selecting a Supplier | Article
The firm wanted to know how senior IT executives dealt with the security risks involved in outsourcing. The result is a new report, Outsourcing Security: Concerns Growing. Suppliers, here’s what matters to IT buyers.
Outsourcing your IT doesn’t relieve you of security obligations. Try telling the CEO that it’s alright that you lost customer information because we have an IT outsourcing contract. Just don’t tell him about the supplier’s limitation of liability provision. Attorney Bruce Leshine shares legal ideas to protect your data in an outsourced environment.