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Who Benefits from Outsourcing?
While simple on the surface, the decision to outsource is a major strategic undertaking. Besides weighing cost reduction against the consequences of reduced
of yesterday's technology. Preventing domestic companies from outsourcing will not stop their foreign competitors from doing so. Through outsourcing, foreign competitors will be able to lower their costs, use the savings to lower prices and upgrade technology, and thus gain a big advantage in the market Interesting statistics related to the U.S. and outsourcing and offshoring From 1996 to the third quarter of 2006, the United States lost on average 7.83 million jobs each quarter, but it gained on
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Creating Value From Global Commerce Management People, Process and Enablers
Companies are going global because the risk of not doing so greatly outweighs the comfort that staying domestic brings. According to a World Trade Organization
the comfort that staying domestic brings. According to a World Trade Organization (WTO) report issued in October 2004, Despite the rise in oil prices the volume of world trade is likely to grow by 8.5% in real terms by the end of 2004. The liberalization of trade, the reduction of tariffs, the elimination of quotas, the continued rise in China as an industrial force, and the rise of outsourcing as a cost reduction opportunity, all create an environment that is full of opportunity and fraught with hazard
Is One Country Good Enough to Handle Your Outsourcing Business?
Recently, I touched on the idea of building a vendor portfolio to help manage risks associated with software outsourcing practices in the article Should North
employment levels, and vendor domestic market demands that will influence vendors’ pricing policies Societal and political risks: caused by political events, strikes, and culture shifts that will directly or indirectly change your vendors’ ability to provide service. The vendor-specific risks (or, let’s call them micro risks) vary from vendor to vendor, but the macro risks are more related to the macro-environment in which vendors operate. In many cases, it is convenient to examine these risks at a
Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China?
This article discusses the risks and opportunities related to outsourcing software development to China. It concludes that China, as an outsourcing destination,
revenue comes from the domestic market, but India only receives about 10%–20% from its home market  . This means that China has strong software development forces. Chinese software developers just haven't done outsourcing as much as their Indian counterparts. Quality of Service By working with North American clients on numerous development projects for a long period of time, many Indian software developers are able to reach satisfactory service levels. But, are Chinese software outsourcing vendors ab
SCM Buyer’s Guide 2012: Adapting to Challenging Times and Circumstances
TEC is coming up with four new buyer’s guides for 2012, and one slot is reserved for supply chain management (SCM) solutions. My main reason for pushing for
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Winning Outsourcing Strategies
Outsourcing is increasingly used to reduce costs and increase value@but it has its risks. As companies look to push more of their custom software application
Outsourcing Strategies Outsourcing is increasingly used to reduce costs and increase value—but it has its risks. As companies look to push more of their custom software application development needs to outsourcing partners, you need to plan carefully to build stringent security requirements into contracts and create metrics to ensure those requirements are met. Find out how to increase the value and reduce the risk of outsourcing.
Drive Value with Outsourcing Management Tools
There is much discussion in the marketplace about outsourcing management and governance (OM/G). Many organizations mistakenly assume they understand the science
Value with Outsourcing Management Tools There is much discussion in the marketplace about outsourcing management and governance (OM/G). Many organizations mistakenly assume they understand the science of effective OM/G, but that’s often not the case. OM/G is a critical discipline enabling companies to achieve the intent of their outsourcing deal. In fact, without it, value leakage of 15 percent or greater is the typical result.
Outsourcing, Applications Software Software Evaluation Report
The outsourcing application software Software Evaluation Report criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software
Applications Software Software Evaluation Report The outsourcing application software Software Evaluation Report criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It includes all activities performed by outsource providers including software development; software maintenance; software reengineering or rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; and more.
How To Monitor Your Savings In Outsourcing
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To Monitor Your Savings In Outsourcing This white paper will give you ideas and procedures for monitoring your savings when you invest in outsourcing projects.
Outsourcing with Confidence. Improving Communication, Visibility, and Quality Control
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with Confidence. Improving Communication, Visibility, and Quality Control Outsourcing of software development work requires careful considerations and practices to alleviate the potential challenges involved. This white paper summarizes the challenges and describes Code Rocket: a software visualization and documentation system that offers assistance for supporting recommended best practices for outsourcing.
Rethinking Payroll Outsourcing in a Healthcare Organization
Outsourcing payroll can seem like a great idea, but giving control of your payroll data to an outside organization can cause more headaches than it takes away
Payroll Outsourcing in a Healthcare Organization Outsourcing payroll can seem like a great idea, but giving control of your payroll data to an outside organization can cause more headaches than it takes away. Read this white paper from StarGarden to uncover facts and myths about outsourcing payroll, and to learn the five warning signs that you need a new payroll system.
Accelerating Return on Investment through B2B Outsourcing
With an uncertain future, if you want to continue growing you must step away from “business as usual” and focus on keeping operations lean and efficient. Top
Return on Investment through B2B Outsourcing With an uncertain future, if you want to continue growing you must step away from “business as usual” and focus on keeping operations lean and efficient. Top-level executives have directed managers to restructure and cut costs. For chief information officers (CIOs), restructuring often means consolidating IT resources to eliminate redundancy. But today, managers must look past the numbers and evaluate long-term benefits.
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