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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.

IT OUTSOURCING ECONOMY: A Short History Believe it or not, outsourcing began to emerge a few thousand years ago; it started with the production and selling of food, tools and other household supplies. If you go back far enough in the history of humanity, each person or family provided everything for themselves. They gathered their own berries and nuts, hunted their own food, grew their own crops, skinned hides for clothing and so on. Then villages began to spring up, and people began to specialize. As such, they began to barter
1/16/2004

Outsourcing Best Practices—A Primer on Outsourcing Governance
Outsourcing Best Practices: a Primer on Outsourcing Governance. Get Free Reports Associated with Outsourcing Best Practices. 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 relationship. So spend the time and effort required to ensure an effective governance process—and don’t lose sight of the fact that without cultural alignment with your vendor, you’ll only be creating ground rules for debate, not agreement.

IT OUTSOURCING ECONOMY: technology. To ensure that IT outsourcing companies — who operate with a tremendous amount of responsibility in our new age of compliance and oversight — are indeed working to further the interests of their partners and not just themselves, companies often create a framework within which the outsourcing partner must perform. It’s within the bounds of this outsourcing governance framework that many relationships will either succeed or fail. Since the 1980s, there’s been a great deal of discussion a
8/27/2007 10:31:00 AM

Outsourcing in Latin America
Global economic instability has modified the configuration in the worldwide outsourcing market. Find out what impact the crisis has had for Latin America players, according to new data, as well as the steps they should take to survive and—perhaps—prosper.

IT OUTSOURCING ECONOMY: on the Panama Canal), it is encouraging local and global outsourcing companies to invest in outsourcing services, and is trying to consolidate a larger technically skilled workforce. Advantages There are some factors that have enabled some countries such as Brazil, Chile, and Mexico to maintain a competitive and stable global position regardless of the global economic crisis. Some of these factors have to do with natural features from the region: Nearshore advantage —The US is still one of the biggest�
8/17/2009

Outsourcing for SMBs without Compromising your Sanity
Outsourcing for SMBs without Compromising your Sanity. Acquire IT Reports Related To Outsourcing Strategy for SMBs. Small and medium businesses (SMBs) often don’t know how to engage and manage outsourcing initiatives. Both outsourcing provider and seeker should together address several questions when starting a project to outsource business or technology processes. What’s the cost benefit? What are the risks involved? Find out the customer and the vendor perspectives, and how to achieve cost savings and service-level improvements.

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5/30/2008 5:47:00 PM

The Interconnected Business: How to Thrive in a Collaborative and Customer-driven Economy
Having insight into the real needs of individual customers helps maximize their loyalty. To meet these needs, companies must identify how to achieve higher levels of integration between the supply and demand chains internally—and among partners, suppliers, and customers. Learn how to connect all facets of your company to create value networks in your supply chain that can bring supply and demand systems together.

IT OUTSOURCING ECONOMY: Source: Microsoft Document Type: White Paper Description: Having insight into the real needs of individual customers helps maximize their loyalty. To meet these needs, companies must identify how to achieve higher levels of integration between the supply and demand chains internally—and among partners, suppliers, and customers. Learn how to connect all facets of your company to create value networks in your supply chain that can bring supply and demand systems together. The Interconnected Business: How
4/4/2008 4:05:00 PM

Improving HR through Business Process Outsourcing
In this interview, IDC's program director for human resources (HR) and talent management services answers five questions about business process outsourcing (BPO) for HR. Learn why, for BPO to be successful, service suppliers need to balance support for underlying technology with their ability to achieve economies of scale through technological innovation, and how the role of technology affects the success of BPO projects.

IT OUTSOURCING ECONOMY: Source: SAP Document Type: White Paper Description: In this interview, IDC s program director for human resources (HR) and talent management services answers five questions about business process outsourcing (BPO) for HR. Learn why, for BPO to be successful, service suppliers need to balance support for underlying technology with their ability to achieve economies of scale through technological innovation, and how the role of technology affects the success of BPO projects. Improving HR through Business
10/19/2010 10:42:00 AM

A Couple of Five Procurement Commandments in a Down Economy » The TEC Blog
(LCCS) has brought with it sometimes unforeseen downsides, such as poor quality components, delivery issues, increased risks and service interruptions.  Thus, an increased reliance on LCCS and outsourcing demands an even greater role for evaluating overall value and capabilities when sourcing for lower cost. Optimization is a concept and technology employed by the leaders in global sourcing that helps executives balance risks and rewards. Sourcing technologies and services with optimization capabilities

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29-07-2008

The Modern Approach to Workforce Planning: Best Practices in Today’s Economy
If you had to choose just one about workforce planning, this would be it!Find the Software Information You're Looking for. Unfortunately, leaders often lack the visibility to predict workforce needs in difficult times, and human resources (HR) professionals often lack the business acumen to answer detailed data-driven workforce questions. As a result, many companies are currently operating in crisis mode, reacting to economic turmoil by downsizing their workforce. Find out how you can use workforce analytics for strategic workforce planning.

IT OUTSOURCING ECONOMY: companies, 53 percent take it one step further by addressing future headcount based on historical trends. These organizations seek to understand what they currently have (based on the past) and, in doing so, predict what they may need for the future. At this level, individual business units drive the processes and HR provides these leaders with static reports on headcount. KEY POINT Fifty-seven percent of companies we surveyed have processes that fall under our categorization of the basic level. Alignment
6/29/2009 9:36:00 AM

The Myths and Realities of Product Development and Outsourcing
The myths and realities of product development and outsourcing.The best-kept secrets revealed! Free white papers. Recent years have shown a dramatic boom in outsourced product development, and it seems most companies are changing and adapting this practice. However, companies should be wary of some of the false promises and myths of outsourcing. Many outsourcing firms, especially product development firms, can be misleading in their promises. Discover the myths and realities of product development outsourcing.

IT OUTSOURCING ECONOMY: outsourced product development, and it seems most companies are changing and adapting this practice. However, companies should be wary of some of the false promises and myths of outsourcing. Many outsourcing firms, especially product development firms, can be misleading in their promises. Discover the myths and realities of product development outsourcing. The Myths and Realities of Product Development and Outsourcing style= border-width:0px; />   comments powered by Disqus Source: Xoriant
3/18/2010 5:51:00 AM

Application Software Outsourcing: Six Experiences to Consider When Choosing the Best Provider » The TEC Blog
potential partner simply saying it is experienced in application software outsourcing doesn’t help you much, since your business requirements are specific and may have different prioritization in the service sectors mentioned above. So, you need to look deeply into the relevant service sector experiences. For instance, getting an overall measurement of candidates’ experience in system integration is still quite vague. If you can instead ask potential partners to provide experience information in a

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13-04-2009

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.

IT OUTSOURCING ECONOMY: with your RPO firm, it is critical that you understand their capabilities and ensure that the RPO firm’s expected long-term goals for your company are aligned with your expectations. This will enable you to build a relationship that fosters mutual understanding and support—which will help streamline the routine performing and managing of the recruitment process. To avoid such situations, here are just a few simple things to consider. Do your research: Ensure the outsourcing firms you are researching
3/28/2012 1:36:00 PM


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