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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.
: 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
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.
: 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�
Outsourcing—The Pros and Cons » The TEC Blog
Asia and the US. It is my fear that outsourcing is leading to erosion of the middle class in North America, as it is in serious trouble beginning with high fuel costs, the problems in the sub-prime mortgage market, rising health care costs, and the decline in public education. This comes at a time when in record numbers babyboomers are retiring. Unfortunately for us in North America we have a cold climate and we need housing and heat and shelter, and since many of us live in urban areas we cannot grow cro
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Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls
The most complete information on outsourcing challenges is here. Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short of expectations—why? For one thing, you need to know what you’re getting into, by going through an intense request for proposal (RFP) process and many rounds of contract negotiations. Find out how to better manage negotiating your outsourcing contract, and more.
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Can the Nearshore equation be the smart alternative to Offshore Outsourcing?
European nearshore locations are viewed as a complementary and alternative sourcing option to onshore and offshore locations. It offers a language and culture fit, and in some cases enjoys certain international trade agreements with the client's residing countries. Malta is an ideal nearshore location because it offers significant reduced development and implementation risks and lower hidden costs.
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Procurement Outsourcing: 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know
Procurement Outsourcing: The 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know draws upon recent discussions with dozens of companies that are exploring outsourcing services. Jason Gilroy and colleagues draw upon their years of procurement expertise to provide answers to common questions surrounding the outsourcing of procurement services.
: ICG Commerce Document Type: White Paper Description: Procurement Outsourcing: The 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know draws upon recent discussions with dozens of companies that are exploring outsourcing services. Jason Gilroy and colleagues draw upon their years of procurement expertise to provide answers to common questions surrounding the outsourcing of procurement services. Procurement Outsourcing: 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know style= border-width:0px; /> comments powered by
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IT Project Risk Assessment
Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success.
: IT Project Risk Assessment IT Project Risk Assessment J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Read Comments J. Dowling - August 22, 2002 Introduction Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. We automate problems This department slogan was posted on my office door (the inside) for several months while I and other managers in the
Outsourcing 101 - A PrimerPart 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.
: outsource for many reasons. It is common for companies to embark on an outsourcing effort in order to lower costs, improve service, obtain expert skills, improve processes, or improve focus on core activities. Nevertheless, outsourcing is not right for every company. A company may be too small to effectively outsource. The company s culture may not appropriate for outsourcing or there may be customer reasons that limit or prevent the company s ability to outsource. Some government agencies do not allow
Financial Reporting—Who Needs It?
Solid financial reporting applications are as different from run-of-the-mill reporting tools as financial accountancy is from bookkeeping. Organizations routinely use common reporting tools for management accounting. But financial reporting applications can elaborate financial statements for external users, helping organizations to share information as necessary and comply with disclosure requirements. TEC analyst Jorge García discusses the benefits of financial reporting tools.
: of data. But when it comes to extracting insight from this data, many organizations that still rely on common tools might be unable to deliver the right information to the right people, or might be exerting excessive efforts to accomplish the task. These organizations should consider a financial reporting tool—which could give them the means to generate more valuable information to support the decision-making process of an organization, to comply with specific regulations, and to improve performance. Ca
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Should It Be Renamed Unobtainium ?
Reports indicate that Intel will delay the release of its 64-bit 'Itanium' processor yet again.
: Should It Be Renamed Unobtainium ? Should It Be Renamed Unobtainium ? R. Krause - August 2, 2000 Read Comments R. Krause - August 2, 2000 Event Summary Intel executives have said in a financial briefing during July that Intel will push back the release of its 64-bit Itanium processor (formerly known as Merced ), recently slated for October, 2000, by a quarter. This means the first Itanium-based products should not arrive until early in 2001 - somewhat later than the original schedule of 1999. The first
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.
: 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. 10 Key Considerations When Outsourcing QA and Testing Services
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