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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.
: I.T. Services, and enterprise software solutions. In addition to the previous responsibilities and directing client outsourcing sites, he has managed offshore outsourcing provider selection, implementation and program management projects. A.B. serves as the Outsourcing Specialist for Technology Evaluation Centers, and is President of Agilocity Consulting, a firm dedicated to helping companies improve their agility and velocity through technology, outsourcing and offshoring. A.B. can be reached at
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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Who Benefits from Outsourcing?
Who Benefits from Outsourcing? Read Free White Papers or Case Studies In Relation To the Benefits of 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.
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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.
: Outsourcing in Latin America Outsourcing in Latin America Jorge García - August 17, 2009 Read Comments The outsourcing industry has not been spared by the current conditions of global economic volatility. Indeed, it has been affected both directly and indirectly by this economic crisis. Outsourcing target markets are also suffering from severe difficulties as they struggle to recover from the crisis. This has brought about a change in the behavior of some outsourcing niche areas, and has also modified
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 long-term outsourcing partnership model. The main reasons for outsourcing include a desire to increase company productivity and efficiency, while simultaneously lowering operating costs in an increasingly competitive economy. But outsourcing, whether overseas or locally, comes with severe risks.
: Outsourcing Offshore Source: Hanu Software Document Type: White Paper Description: In recent years, increasing numbers of businesses have chosen to outsource their application development overseas for smaller, defined projects, or through a long-term outsourcing partnership model. The main reasons for outsourcing include a desire to increase company productivity and efficiency, while simultaneously lowering operating costs in an increasingly competitive economy. But outsourcing, whether overseas or
3/23/2007 9:54:00 AM
Can Lilly Software Get More VISUAL?
Lilly Software’s financial success and double-digit revenue growth during the recent years have been attributable to its strong offerings and efficient distribution model for its target niche. However, the future is not going to be quite so bright unless the company overcomes serious challenges.
: Can Lilly Software Get More VISUAL? Can Lilly Software Get More VISUAL? A. Turner and P.J. Jakovljevic - February 8, 2001 Read Comments Event Summary On January 16, Cerqa Copyright announced it has purchased VISUAL Supply Chain , Lilly Software s comprehensive supply chain management software solution. Cerqa Copyright, located in Austin, Texas, provides supply chain management solutions for domestic and international manufacturing facilities, distributors, retail outlets, and other customers that have
A Guide to Software Test Tools
Testing a system well is harder than building it. In the face of new risks introduced by the ever-increasing complexity of software and hardware, test tools may be your only practical way to be confident that you've got just what you paid for. From gathering the initial requirements to supporting the system after it has been deployed, test tools are available to support all phases of a project. This article looks at the ways that test tools can be used to design, code, and (of course) test a system.
: A Guide to Software Test Tools A Guide to Software Test Tools James Lyndsay - December 15, 2008 Read Comments Originally published – July 16, 2004 Overview Whether you are buying or making software, test tools help you get the most from your investment. A useful test tool gives you far more than efficiency; it will help you avoid trouble, provide vital information, and can enable your organization to take new opportunities with greater agility and strength. Testing a system well is harder than building
Global Software Aspirations
Exact has established a global infrastructure and network of offices offering direct support, sales and services, with the aim of providing customers a consistent level of service.
: Global Software Aspirations Global Software Aspirations P.J. Jakovljevic - January 10, 2006 Read Comments Exact Globe for Global Aspirations To address the multinational needs of enterprises and to create one face for each customer , Exact Software, a division of Delft , the Netherlands-based Exact Holding N.V . (Amsterdam: EXACT.AS, http://www.exactsoftware.com ), has taken steps to offer Exact Globe , the latest generation of back-office enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to North American
Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all somewhat haphazard. Perhaps it's time to focus efforts on resolving the key paradoxes of software estimation.
: Paradoxes of Software Estimation Paradoxes of Software Estimation Murali Chemuturi - August 18, 2006 Read Comments Introduction Software development has spawned an independent industry, with organizations offering software development services exclusively. As it is perhaps in the nascent stages, the processes of asking for service, offering a service, and pricing are all somewhat haphazard. Software development falls into the category of the services industry as opposed to the product industry—that is,
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.
: four broad categories: Application software I.T. infrastructure Business process outsourcing (BPO) Manufacturing This is Part Three of a three-part note. Part One discussed the history of outsourcing, described outsourcing pros and cons, and introduced offshoring concepts. Part Two defined and described common types of outsourcing. This part will recap outsourcing approaches and categories, and offer recommendations for firms looking to outsource and recommendations for outsourcing providers.
An Indian’s view on the Chindian software outsourcing condition » The TEC Blog
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