Outsourcing

Our articles will help IT pros learn the management processes behind outsourcing, best practices for keeping data safe, and the career implications of work moving to other countries.

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Fixed Price Distributed Agile Projects in Outsourced Product Testing - An Experience Report

    Agile Software Development and the breed of Agile Methodologies (XP, SCRUM, DSDM, etc.) have gained popularity since 2001. Primarily founded as methodologies for software projects executed at a single location, Agile Methodologies have started showing promising results in multi-site projects too with many adopters and practitioners across the globe. Agile...

    Provided By MindTree

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    CRM Aids The Outsourcing Industry!

    Companies opting for the outsourcing funda are now putting millions of dollars into the industry with the result that CRM Outsourcing is all set to hit a high of 47 billion in 2006. Why? The answer lies in its potential to reduce operating expenses by almost 60%. CRM helps outsourcing...

    Provided By crminfoline.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Benefits Of Getting Outsourcing Services

    The world's most successful companies have long been availing of outsourcing services. Right now, with the world in financial turmoil, outsourcing services may make or break your company or business. The main reason for outsourcing services to other companies is to allow you to save substantially on administrative overhead and...

    Provided By IdeaMarketers

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Accelerating Innovation and Savings with R&D Cloud

    DuPont is one of the world's premier science companies. Its Central Research & Development (CR&D) IT leaders wanted to provide the company's scientists with the power and flexibility of cloud-enhanced computing for its scientific application portfolio. DuPont CR&D chose the Intel? Xeon? processor 7500 series as the foundation of its...

    Provided By Intel Corporation

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    10 things you should know about working with an offshore team

    Every project has challenges -- and having part of your team on the other side of the world only amplifies them. But knowing what to expect when working with an offshore group will help you avoid misunderstandings and keep the project on track.This download is also available as an...

    Provided By Jerry Loza

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Outsource Or Keep In-house? Workforce Planning Issues

    When an executive is deciding whether to outsource a project or business process, there are a number of factors that need to be considered: Will outsourcing save money? Will it save time? Will the organization see a higher quality outcome? But many, if not most, of the critical questions around...

    Provided By Management Consulting News

  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Toward Private Joins on Outsourced Data

    In an outsourced database framework, clients place data management responsibilities with specialized service providers. Of essential concern in such frameworks is data privacy. Potential clients are reluctant to outsource sensitive data to a foreign party without strong privacy assurances beyond policy "Fine prints". In this paper, the authors introduce a...

    Provided By Stony Brook University

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Oblivious Outsourced Storage With Delegation

    In the past few years, outsourcing private data to untrusted servers has become an important challenge. This raises severe questions concerning the security and privacy of the data on the external storage. In this paper, the authors consider a scenario where multiple clients want to share data on a server,...

    Provided By Stony Brook University

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Joining Privately on Outsourced Data

    In an outsourced database framework, clients place data management with specialized service providers. Of essential concern in such frameworks is data privacy. Potential clients are reluctant to outsource sensitive data to a foreign party without strong privacy assurances beyond policy "Fine-prints". In this paper, the authors introduce a mechanism for...

    Provided By Stony Brook University

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    The Blind Stone Tablet: Outsourcing Durability to Untrusted Parties

    This paper introduces a new paradigm for outsourcing the durability property of a multi-client transactional database to an untrusted service provider. Specifically, the authors enable untrusted service providers to support transaction serialization, backup and recovery for clients, with full data confidentiality and correctness. Moreover, providers learn nothing about transactions except...

    Provided By Stony Brook University

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    IT Governance and Outsourcing - What Are the Implications for Service Providers?

    Given the increased stakeholder expectations around IT governance, coupled with the complexities of governing Service Provider relationships in a Multisourced environment, organisations are looking for Service Providers with a unique set of skills and competencies. Datacraft recognises that when organisations make outsourcing decisions, they are increasingly selecting external partners who...

    Provided By Dimension Data

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Multisourcing - A Blueprint for Successful IT Sourcing

    Multisourcing is not simply outsourcing improved. Nor is it a short term "quick-fix". Multisourcing is a strategy and an ongoing process that requires that businesses revolutionise their approach to IT sourcing. It calls for a new mindset and the development of frameworks for interacting and managing service relationships, both internal...

    Provided By Dimension Data

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Efficient Access Control of Sensitive Data Service in Outsourcing Scenarios

    With the rapid application of service-oriented technologies, service and data outsourcing has become a practical and useful computing paradigm. Combined use of access control and cryptography was proposed by many researchers to protect information in this outsourcing scenario. However, existing approaches often limit dynamical update of access control policy, or...

    Provided By Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Offshoring From Brazil or India - A European View

    Outsourcing of information technology (ITO) and growingly business processes (BPO) have increased tremendously during the last years and provide a great business advantage for international business services. Although low labour cost competitive countries have dominated it seems that not just the labour costs matter. Now, and especially in the future,...

    Provided By University of Tampere

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Outsourcing Can Work

    Suppliers are readily depicted as greedy, seeking to increase their revenue at every turn. Customers are cast as insatiable, constantly demanding more for less, both sides preoccupied with the hunt for contract loopholes. These stereotypes of course represent wild exaggerations. But anyone with experience of more than a handful of...

    Provided By BCS

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Captive Versus BPO Outsourcing

    Should the people outsource their domestic shared services processes or run themselves in a low-cost offshore location? Which will provide the best mix of quality, efficiency and lowest risk? Many companies looking for the next significant step-change in shared services are struggling with these questions. Each path will offer one...

    Provided By ISG

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    To Fix or to Shift: The Outsourcing Dilemma

    Business executives contemplating the outsourcing of business processes are frequently confronted with a difficult choice - should they continue their own efforts to improve processes being considered for sourcing, or should they allow a service provider to upgrade these processes? Almost invariably, greed raises its ugly head and influences the...

    Provided By ISG

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    CHINA: Opportunities and Options for Outsourcing in China

    China, with 20 percent of the world's population and now the second-largest economy in the world, is no stranger to outsourcing. The country has become both a substantial buyer and seller of outsourcing services. Enterprises operating in China are asking themselves how much outsourcing can and should be a part...

    Provided By ISG

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    CAPTIVE 2.0: The Next Generation of Indian IT and BPO Captive Operations

    The captive model is evolving and is sustainable. Company-owned captive operations hold broad appeal because of persistent concerns about Intellectual Property (IP) and security in outsourcing, the opportunities to build domain knowledge globally, and the prospects of driving standardization and re-engineering without potentially conflicting commercial interests. Captive units based in...

    Provided By ISG

  • White Papers // May 2014

    IDC Report: Driving Business Optimization with End-to-End Performance Testing

    A latest IDC report brings some insights on how to overcome the challenges of performance testing and implement a successful performance testing framework.

    Provided By HP US

  • Live Event // Apr 2013

    Live Event: Top five data center and cloud automation success strategies for 2013

    Register for this IDC analyst web event and learn five of the most important automation strategies to use today in your data center. Event Date: April 25th, 2013 Time: 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST / 3pm CEST 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST /...

    Provided By HP US

  • Downloads // Sep 2012

    LogMeIn: Smartphone and PC remote support that the pros use.

    LogMeIn Rescue provides instant access to PCs and mobile devices from anywhere in the world. LogMeIn Rescue enables IT to do more: quickly access, diagnose and solve IT problems anywhere. Remote reboot, easy-to-use screens, comprehensive reporting, multiple user sessions, and in-app Chat. Improve productivity, customer satisfaction and resolve issues...

    Provided By LogMeIn

  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Mondi Recycling Outsourcing the Supply Chain

    In the developing world, recycling is essentially driven by economic necessity, with the associated environmental benefits being a useful and positive by-product. The main incentive for recycling waste, including paper, is its residual economic value. In a developing country like South Africa, businesses in the formal sector are experimenting with...

    Provided By United Nations Development Programme

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    The Pros And Cons Of Outsourcing

    While there are a number of very positive reasons to outsource, a balanced view suggests consideration of the negative aspects of this sourcing strategy. To chart the right sourcing course, companies need to take an approach based on a proven sourcing methodology that will lead to a well-constructed business case....

    Provided By Alsbridge

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Towards Virtualization: A Competitive Business Continuity

    The ultimate goal of all businesses no matter in which sectors they operate is to maintain their profitability and growth. There is a relationship among the capital, investment, and the personnel in order to achieve objectives for the performance of the organizational systems and it must be maintained without any...

    Provided By Academic Journals

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Offshore Outsourcing - 5 Key Success Factors

    Offshore outsourcing has established itself as immensely successful business phenomena. Even if it means transferring the work, tasks and processes to an altogether different country, one should not be overwhelmed by the enormity of it. Technology has made the world a smaller place and this means that your work will...

    Provided By ArticleRich.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Architectural Outsourcing

    Architectural outsourcing services are the next big thing in the knowledge process outsourcing industry. With the outsourcing services industry maturing by the day, architectural drafting and related support services are tremendously catching up. Numerous companies are benefiting from outsourcing solutions. The architectural outsourcing business model works best for individual architects...

    Provided By ArticleRich.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    A Guide To Knowing Outsourcing Services

    Outsourcing services have been a long standing tactic of some of the world's best businesses. With the current recession, outsourcing services might spell the difference between your company's survival or downfall. The main reason for outsourcing services to other companies is to allow you to save substantially on administrative overhead...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Why Should A Business Outsource Social Media Marketing?

    It's wise to question the ethics involved with outsourcing social network posts and an assistant posing as the client, creating confusion of the authenticity of relationships, which is what social networking is all about! A clear distinction can be made however, with outsourcing technical and administrative tasks, preparing the client...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Nine Biggest Mistakes People Make When Outsourcing To Freelancers

    Outsourcing is essential for any company or individual looking to make their operation as hassle-free and profitable as possible. It not only saves your time and hassle, but by bringing on creative professionals, experts in their respective fields, you'll gain fresh ideas and knowledge you just don't have. In the...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Outsourcing Manufacturing

    There are all kinds of different ways and reasons to outsource. You need to decide first what type of outsourcing that you need and second, how to choose a company who can handle your outsourcing. Outsourcing is becoming more and more popular in the United States as the cost of...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Benefits Of Outsourcing IT Solutions To India

    Endless are the benefits when it comes to outsourcing IT solutions to India - the super power in making in the arena of developing software. And to reap the best of them all, major Fortune 500 companies are thronging the software podium of the country abuzz with SEI-CMM level certified...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Adopting A Knowledge Outsourcing Strategy

    IT outsourcing is a business transaction which involves contracting or selling an organization's IT assets, people and activities to a third party supplier. Several different forms of outsourcing include systems development outsourcing, business process outsourcing, offshoring, service provision and more recently, utility computing. However, the motivations for outsourcing remain largely...

    Provided By Emerald Group Publishing

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Benefits Of Outsourcing Engineering Recruitment

    Perhaps the major benefits attached with recruitment outsourcing are the reduction in turnover, improved workforce and increased business productivity. Keeping this fact in mind, many companies are outsourcing engineering recruitment to different suppliers. Outsourcing engineering recruitment is a big step for any company, but once you have found the right...

    Provided By Article Alley

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Outsourcing SEO Can Solve Your Online Business Problems

    For every business outsourcing is very demanding and crucial factor as it helps the businessman a lot. Lately for this reason outsourcing has taken the business world by storm. This is very simple and everyone wants this help as there are lots of advantages and profit under one roof. One...

    Provided By Article Alley

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Outsourcing Transcription Services

    Outsourcing is subcontracting a process to a third party company. The decision to outsource is often made in the interest of lowering the cost or making better use of time and energy or making more efficient use of capital and resources. Transcription basically means the act of transferring spoken word...

    Provided By Article Alley

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Outsourcing Technical Writing For Better Results

    When technical writing services are outsourced, you are paying only for the end product. You also have more control over an outsourced technical writing team than in-house employees. Moreover these professional technical writing firms offer trial documentation before the actual offshore process is initiated. This ensures you have complete control...

    Provided By Article Alley

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Is Outsourcing And Offshoring Good Or Bad For American Firms?

    For many American firms under the credit crunch, if the question is whether or not outsourcing and offshoring will help them stay afloat, the answer is a resounding "Yes". The only difference the recession has made to many of America's leading firms is that outsourcing to highly skilled professionals at...

    Provided By Article Alley

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Accounting Outsourcing - Cost-Effective Means Of Handling Accounting Tasks

    Outsourcing primarily means the handing over of some part of a business to a third party. In this arrangement, it is the third party which handles the day-to-day working of the process in question. The recent trends in business have positively favored the business of outsourcing. Companies have outsourced their...

    Provided By Article Alley

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Software Outsourcing India!

    The country of India is the most famed and preferred solution available in the market, when it comes to seek outsourcing assistance. More and more business organizations from all around the world are getting associated with the Indian outsourcing firms on the account of their remarkable efficiency and perfect work...

    Provided By Article Alley