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An Onshore American ADM Model that Competes with Offshore’s Cost, Scalability, Flexibility, and Quality

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

If you have the mind-set that American application development outsourcing providers can’t compete with the costs and other benefits of using offshore providers, think again. A Texas-based outsourcer has a uniquely competitive model and very satisfied clients.

OMFN Knew It Selected the Right Supplier When Perot Systems Expertly Handled a Deluge of Volume During Migration

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Old Mutual had earned the unhappy moniker: the worst in the industry. It outsourced to become competitive. During the first two migrations, events conspired to triple volume. Read how the two partners learned to work together under the crushing volumes.

Outsourcing Facilitates Airline’s Cash Flow for Staying Competitive

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Investing in innovation is critical to business success, especially in highly competitive industries such as the airline industry, which was hit hard with cost constraints after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Yet, British Midland Airways has been innovating and achieved many firsts in service quality. Outsourcing the highly specialized area of revenue accounting had a major impact on cash flow.

Is There Life After Signing a Long-term Outsourcing Contract?

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Facilities and real estate management processes are a highly specialized set of services that can make all the difference in building effective tenant relationships. Since Travelers occupies some buildings as a tenant but is the landlord in others, it sees clear benchmarking differentiation. Read why this leading financial institution enjoys a significant competitive advantage because it outsources these processes.

Outsourcing in Uncertain Times

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Corporate layoffs command the headlines. Inflation numbers are jumping up and the NASDAQ index is diving down. Yet some industries still can’t find enough people to meet their growing orders. Are we heading toward the locust years or new boom? While economists are debating the answer, businesses have to decide what to do. Should they hire more people to be ready for a surge? Or should they lay off staff to stay lean and mean in preparation for the hard times ahead? Decisions today can affect the bottom line tomorrow. But one thing is clear in the cloudy horizon: Outsourcing is one of the best tools to deal with change in uncertain times, says Michel Janssen, chief operating officer of Outsourcing Center in Dallas, Texas.

Ingredients for a Successful Alliance

Outsourcing Center, Kathleen Goolsby, Senior Writer

Outsourcing relationships work well when each company is able to focus on its core competency. The outcome is even more successful when each firm is a leader in its field. This relationship displays the powerful results when a buyer leverages the best-in-class expertise of a supplier. It is an enlightening case study in how companies should outsource their telecommunication.

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