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Outsourcing Best Practices-A Primer on Outsourcing Governance
The cardinal sin of outsourcing governance is to focus entirely on the mechanics and the price. If you do that, you’ll squander the true potential of the

example of outsourcing  to develop internally, An example of an authoritative source of best practices is the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) , a globally recognized series of documents that are used to aid the implementation of a bestpractices framework for IT Service Management. Problem resolution — Has your prospective outsourcing partner developed clearly defi ned issue identifi cation, escalation, resolution and communication processes? Is the extent of your desired involvement in the problem resolution process

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Outsourcing 101 - A Primer


Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling TEC that they need a clearer picture of outsourcing, its potential benefits, and common pitfalls. They want examples of different types of outsourcing and advice on whether outsourcing is right for them. This primer addresses these questions.

example of outsourcing  common pitfalls. They want examples of different types of outsourcing and advice on whether outsourcing is right for them. This primer addresses these questions. In addition, TEC is launching a research initiative into outsourcing and launching the Outsourcing Evaluation Center to help companies in their journey towards outsourcing, whether they are outsourcing for the first time or the fifth. This is Part One of a three-part note and will discuss the history of outsourcing, describe outsourcing pros and Read More

Why and How Outsourcing Management and Governance is Critical to Outsourcing Success


Organizations undertaking information technology and business process outsourcing typically are very focused on "doing the deal." This involves assessing service providers, determining geographies from which to source services, developing contracts, defining service levels, and a myriad of other tasks. Yet arguably the hardest part of outsourcing occurs only after the deal is done—performing ongoing outsourcing management and governance.

example of outsourcing  Business requirements, relationship alignment Examples of activities: Ensure delivery of expected cost savings Ensure market pricing for services Institutionalize process improvement Despite the importance of ongoing management and benefits delivery to outsourcing success, many organizations struggle to implement successful OM/G programs. There are many reasons for this: Under-investing in OM/G resources. Many organizations undertake outsourcing to reduce costs and are reticent to adequately fund OM/G Read More

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 control, companies must also consider various economic effects, political consequences, and even cultural limitations. Discover the economic and political implications of outsourcing and offshoring, and learn techniques for managing successful deals.

example of outsourcing  global economic recovery. One example: The outsourcing of information technology and software development is a healthy, vibrant sector that keeps growing even in tough economic times. According to John Gantz, Chief Research Officer at IDC, Technology is a key factor for economic, social and technological progress, and for the sustainability of economies all over the world. In the 82 countries and regions surveyed by IDC, the IT industry overall is expected to see continued strong growth over the next Read More

Thinking of Outsourcing Your Entire Recruitment Process? Here's What You Need to Know


As organizations get larger and expand into new markets and territories they may find it more difficult to meet their talent management needs. Outsourcing is one option, but is your organization ready to hand over its entire recruitment process to an RPO provider? TEC analyst Sherry Fox looks at some factors to consider when working with an RPO and what your company can do to reap the benefits of recruitment outsourcing.

example of outsourcing  providers. You may, for example, want to assess the quality of the solution these providers use and the potential for cost savings, as well as analyze the specific capabilities of the different RPO solution providers and assess whether the RPO firm’s culture fits with yours. It is important to look for a partner with the ability to enhance, rather than change, the way you recruit new hires. And finally, establish a solid relationship with the service provider, as you are entrusting this party with an Read More

The Integrated Information Management Infrastructure: The Business Value of the Best-of-Suite Approach


Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company’s IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data management solutions.

example of outsourcing  Integrated Information Management Infrastructure: The Business Value of the Best-of-Suite Approach Overlooking how an application fits into your overall IT landscape can lead to costly implementations. But addressing data management with middleware solutions that work seamlessly with existing applications in your company’s IT environment can lead to significant benefits. Explore the value of technology decisions that support and maintain infrastructure-wide interoperability with regard to your data Read More

Analysis of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.


Active Voice will integrate all of PhoneSoft's functionality into their existing "Unity" voice-messaging product to target Lotus Notes Domino R5.

example of outsourcing  of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc. Event Summary SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ - Active Voice Corporation (Nasdaq: ACVC), a global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhoneSoft Inc., a leading provider of true unified messaging solutions for Lotus Notes/Domino. Market Impact PhoneSoft, Inc. is a privately held company that focuses on unified messaging solutions (UM), including email, Read More

Selecting an Outsourcing Provider-Art or Science?


As there are many different categories of outsourcing services, there are also many outsourcing providers. With many different aspects to consider, how can a company ensure they have made the right choice in selecting one?

example of outsourcing  outsource. By way of example, companies who only wish to outsource a portion of their application software have the following common choices: Legacy application maintenance—the easiest and most common choice for initial phase New application development— the least risk choice Reengineer a legacy application and migrate it to a new technology platform—a common choice so that the application can be moved onto the web Port an existing application to a new database or platform—a common choice among Read More

Application Outsourcing, BPO, eBusiness and TeamSourcing


Systel offers four services in the category of outsourcing application software.Applications Outsourcing provides a full life cycle approach to development, enhancements, maintenance, integration, and technology transformation.BPO is an end-to-end solution for key verticals such as financial services and banking, healthcare, insurance, and retail.With TeamSourcing, Syntel provides professional IT consulting services directly to customers. TeamSourcing services include systems specification, design, development, implementation and maintenance of complex IT Applications involving diverse computer hardware, software, data, and networking technologies and practices.Syntel's eBusiness services focus on business-to-business (B2B), customer relationship management (CRM), data warehousing, enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise application integration (EAI), web, and wireless solutions.  

example of outsourcing  Outsourcing, BPO, eBusiness and TeamSourcing Systel offers four services in the category of outsourcing application software.Applications Outsourcing provides a full life cycle approach to development, enhancements, maintenance, integration, and technology transformation.BPO is an end-to-end solution for key verticals such as financial services and banking, healthcare, insurance, and retail.With TeamSourcing, Syntel provides professional IT consulting services directly to customers. Read More

Soaring across the Regions: A View of the Impact of the Internet on Business


The Internet offers companies the opportunity to present a commercial image independent of size and location. With this and the Internet’s ability to extend a business’s reach, it is valuable to know precisely what various Internet service providers (ISPs) offer before buying. This includes evaluating service level and support capabilities and understanding how these vary throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Find out more.

example of outsourcing  across the Regions: A View of the Impact of the Internet on Business The Internet offers companies the opportunity to present a commercial image independent of size and location. With this and the Internet’s ability to extend a business’s reach, it is valuable to know precisely what various Internet service providers (ISPs) offer before buying. This includes evaluating service level and support capabilities and understanding how these vary throughout the United Kingdom (UK). Find out more. BEGIN Read More

The Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery


Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the answer.

example of outsourcing  Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the Read More

Analysis of Adobe’s Integration of IslandData’s Automated E-mail


Adobe’s support site receives approximately 1.3 million client inquiries per month and has been in need of an automated response system to decrease escalating support costs.

example of outsourcing  of Adobe’s Integration of IslandData’s Automated E-mail Event Summary CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IslandData, a leading provider of automated response technology for the online customer service market, announced that it has signed Adobe Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBE - news), the fourth largest desktop software company in the world, as a customer of IslandData's ExpressResponse, a commercial service that automates the process of quickly reading and responding to end user e-mail and web Read More

State of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership


Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions.

example of outsourcing  of the Art in TCO: Managing the Total Cost of Ownership Total cost of ownership (TCO) is one of the most difficult metrics to benchmark. Even when using the clearest of metrics, companies often obtain inadequate results. Instead of thinking solely about how to calculate and reduce TCO, companies should think about how to manage TCO from a business perspective, in order to leverage solid, results-oriented decisions about IT solutions. Read More

In Search of Clarity: Unraveling the Complexities of Executive Decision Making


Decision making is at the core of all business activity, as executives set strategy and manage operations by weighing a vast array of factors to arrive at the desired balance of risk and reward. But enormous growth in a company’s size and operations adds complexity to decision-making processes. Learn about the five ingredients of good decision making, according to the responses of 154 executives in a global survey.

example of outsourcing  organisational behaviour, cited the example of a US firm’s Chinese subsidiary in which managers formally comply with an appraisal-based annual bonus system but construct the appraisal profiles retrospectively to fit decisions about bonuses made on different criteria. At a more strategic levels, differing cultural biases can impede important strategic discussions. Mr Becker, for example, notes that ABB’s policy of reviewing, and sometimes correcting, key decisions in the light of changing Read More