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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

outsourcing agreements  of work, and the outsourcing provider charges the company a fee. The fee can take many forms: by the transaction, by labor hour, cost per unit, cost per project, an annual cost, cost by service levels, or other possible arrangements. In exchange for the fee, the customer is provided a product or service at a guaranteed quality or service level. Many contracts stipulate specific, measurable metrics called Service Level Agreements (SLAs). These SLAs might define the acceptable quantity of defects per lines

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The Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing


Many companies are looking to outsource development and maintenance of their application software. Common reasons that companies outsource application software are to reduce their costs, improve quality, obtain flexible staffing levels, and obtain improved service and support so they can focus on their core competence such as, designing clothes, managing equity portfolios, or running hospitals. Choosing whether to outsource or not is a strategic decision for a company. Once a company has decided to outsource, however, it must still choose an outsourcing approach that best fits it needs. This paper will describe the many different options for application software outsourcing, including the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.

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10 Key Considerations When Outsourcing QA and Testing Services


With the increase in global IT outsourcing agreements, many companies are looking at outsourcing quality assurance (QA) and testing to ensure high-quality deliverables and gain competitive advantages. These companies need to select an outsourcing partner that has local and offshore test centers—and a strong on-site consultancy presence. Find out about these and other issues that will help you in the short and long term.

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Outsourcing Security Part 1: Noting the Benefits


Without effective security, companies risk losing money and customer trust. With good security, companies have the power to maintain stakeholder value, customer loyalty, and competitive advantage. Faced with the complexity of providing effective security, many companies are turning to outsourcing.

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Selecting an Outsourcing Provider-Art or Science?


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Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes


Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning processes should first address some key aspects of these tools.

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure


The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.

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Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Three: Approaches and Recommendations


Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part discusses recommendations for companies looking to outsource, and recommendations for outsourcing providers.

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Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges


The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing production costs and increasing profit margins, but at the cost of complex supply chains and inability to quickly respond to new requests or demand changes. Learn how lean production can address global outsourcing challenges and help your company realize strategic growth.

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Dedicated Offshore Outsourcing


IXION provides the following dedicated offshore outsourcing services. Offshore software development: IXION will manage all aspects of the project and provide a fixed bid to deliver the application using its current resources. IT staff augmentation: IXION will hire and staff a dedicated offshore team exclusively for your organization; you manage the software development life cycle via direct contact with an exclusive offshore project manager and access to a dedicated onshore client services manager. IXION provides VoIP phone service, support tools, and issue tracking systems to facilitate communication. IT infrastructure/offshore operations: IXION will design and manage the creation of a wholly owned offshore operation for your organization. All aspects of setting up the offshore operation and creating the subsidiary are delivered within a fixed budget and timeframe. IXION will transition the operation over to you after a designated training period. This is a build-operate-transfer (B-O-T) model. IXION has a dedicated and experienced senior management team. The company's development resources, offshore infrastructure, and customer base helps support its professional onshore and offshore services.  

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Application Software Outsourcing: Buyers Are Seeking More Expertise from Providers


In a previous blog post, based on TEC’s outsourcing selection criteria, I summarized 6 types of experiences that a buyer should consider when choosing the best provider for application software outsourcing projects. Since then, my interest has been raised to the level of taking a further look into outsourcing buyers’ requirements for their potential providers’ expertise in a real selection process

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