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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
101 - A Primer Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Featured Author - A.B. Maynard - January 16, 2004 Definitions and Options 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
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Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing
A.B. serves as the outsourcing analyst for Technology Evaluation Centers, and is president of Agilocity Consulting, a firm dedicated to helping companies improve their performance and profitability by driving positive change through the intelligent use of strategy, technology, outsourcing, and offshoring. A.B. has a master of business administration from Villanova University (US) and a bachelor of industrial engineering from Georgia Tech (US), and has been CPIM-certified by APICS. He can be reached at
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
Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing Defining the Problem In the 1990s many companies rushed to upgrade or replace their legacy software prior to January 1, 2000—affectionately known forevermore as Y2K. There was fear and concern that many legacy software applications would be unable to handle the requirements of a change in the first two digits of a four-digit year in date fields. A large number of companies chose to purchase and implement new software packages that handled most of their
Forget Speeds and Feeds-ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-market
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Managing the Risks When Outsourcing Offshore
In recent years, increasing numbers of businesses have chosen to outsource their application development overseas for smaller, defined projects, or through a
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How to Maintain Your Lead in the High-tech Complex Equipment Industry
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Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls
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